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Medical packaging supplier, Dordan, to exhibit at MD&M Minneapolis

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Sep 12, 2023 11:15:40 AM

Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 10-11th, 2023-- Dordan Manufacturing, a designer and manufacturer of medical packaging like device and catheter trays, surgical/procedural kits, sub-component assembly trays, and more, to exhibit at MD&M Minneapolis, booth #2738. MD&M is the region's most comprehensive medical design and manufacturing conference, with hot topics including cardiovascular, 3D printing, and robotics. 

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How to manage new thermoformed packaging projects

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 29, 2023 11:38:45 AM

Dordan is a full service thermoform packaging supplier of clamshells, blisters and trays with in house design, tooling, thermoforming, and cleanroom manufacturing of medical packaging. ISO 9001 certified, we have a structured and documented approach to all services, including the sales process. Here transparency and consistency allow for the development of custom thermoformed packaging that meets our customers' expectations for performance, price, and lead time. What follows are the steps taken for managing new thermoformed packaging projects at Dordan. 

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Understanding the costs of cleanroom tooling for medical packaging

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 14, 2023 9:03:35 AM

Thermoformed medical packaging is made by using pressure and vacuum to push malleable plastic into a CNC machined aluminum tool. While the design of the package is critical, the development of the thermoform tooling is paramount to the production of high-quality parts.

Dordan's medical tray packaging on display at MD&M in Anaheim

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Costs of cleanroom medical packaging vs. standard production

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 2, 2023 7:45:46 AM

Thermoformed medical packaging, like medical device trays, blisters, kits, and assembly trays, can be manufactured in a cleanroom or standard production facility. The main difference is that cleanrooms are sterile, controlled environments, where airborne particulate is monitored, and bio burden agents mitigated.

The cost of cleanroom medical packaging exceeds that of standard production packaging because one is investing in quantifiable assurance that the thermoformed package will meet the requirements for medical device safety and efficacy.

In order to provide a sterile environment for manufacturing medical packaging, investments in new equipment, materials and procedures must be made; understanding these helps provide guidance when deciding which manufacturing environment is appropriate for your medical device or product.

Dordan's ISO class 8 cleanroom for thermoforming medical packaging

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Dordan featured in Advanced Manufacturing video

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 12, 2023 8:07:39 AM

Dordan Manufacturing is profiled alongside other manufacturers in a promo video from the Mchenry County Economic Development Corporation. The MCEDC works to position the county, which is located about 60-miles northwest of Chicago, IL., as the ideal place to live and work. 

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Nuts & Bolts of Dordan Manufacturing

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 23, 2023 7:32:50 AM

Dordan Manufacturing is a full service packaging designer and manufacture of thermoformed packaging solutions like clamshells, dunnage trays, and medical packaging. We have in house package design, prototyping, tooling, thermoforming, and cleanroom manufacturing.

Dordan is a third generation, privately held family company based outside Chicago that has been manufacturing custom thermoformed packaging since 1962. Get a short overview of our products and services below. 

Third-generation siblings and owners, Chandler (left) and Aric Slavin 

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How to develop medical device trays & blister packaging

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 9, 2023 8:25:49 AM

Medical device trays protect and keep clean medical devices. When sealed to Tyvek lidding and sterilized, medical trays and blisters maintain the safety and efficacy of the device. Here are the main design considerations when developing medical device packaging.

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What to know when developing thermoformed dunnage trays

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Apr 21, 2023 10:44:14 AM

Thermoformed dunnage trays protect, secure, and orient products during automated or manual part assembly, shipping, and storage. While each plastic dunnage tray is custom designed, there are shared design features. These include: Tray size/parts per tray; stack & rotate, denests, and hand access design features; automation; and material type and thickness.

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Photos: Medical packaging types & applications

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 7, 2023 2:23:26 PM

The function of medical packaging is to maintain the safety and efficacy of medical devices and can come in many forms. The two most popular are thermoformed trays with Tyvek lidding and Tyvek pouches. Thermoformed packaging for medical devices offers enhanced product protection, security, organization; and, facilitates a positive end-user opening experience when compared to pouches. 

Dordan is a designer and manufacturer of medical packaging like medical device trays, blistersclamshells, and handling trays. Below are photos of our work with details on design features, application, and material type. 

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Free MD&M West registration from Dordan

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jan 6, 2023 9:37:49 AM

Register to attend Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) in Anaheim, CA, Feb. 7-9th for free with Dordan's exhibitor complimentary registration code.

To register, click here, and enter our promo code, MYGUEST335.

MD&M West is the premier west coast event for the medical industry, bringing together thought leaders from across the supply chain to discuss trends, opportunities, and challenges in the medtech space.

Dordan Manufacturing designs and manufacturers thermoformed packaging for the medical industry, specializing in medical tray and blister packaging, surgical and procedural kits, and dunnage trays for shipping and/or automated assembly operations.

Please visit us at MD&M West, booth #335. We'll be displaying over 30 new medical packaging products and hope to provide insight to attendees on how to develop thermoformed medical packaging.

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