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Women in Manufacturing who I Admire #internationalwomensday

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Mar 8, 2021 9:04:58 AM

My long-time sustainability friend and champion, Sean Sabre, compiled a list of the most influential women in supply chains in appreciation of International Women's Day. I was honored to be among profiled. I am going to pay it forward, and recognize the women in manufacturing who I admire.

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Video: Medical Packaging for Beginners

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Feb 4, 2021 3:23:57 PM

Watch this video for an introductory discussion of sterile medical packaging types, supply chain scenarios, quality considerations, and pricing structures. Video script pasted below.

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Dordan in Plastics News for Groundhog PPE

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Feb 4, 2021 2:06:59 PM

The face shield that Dordan fashioned for Woodstock Willie in preparation of Groundhogs Day was featured in Plastics News, alongside other plastics manufacturers that are helping their communities during the pandemic. While Dordan's efforts pale in comparison to the others profiled in the article, we're glad that we were able to offer some humor to our community, along with the readers of Plastics News.

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Dordan fashions Woodstock Willie with face shield for Groundhog Day

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Feb 1, 2021 9:25:07 AM

Here's some pop culture trivia for you:

Dordan's Woodstock, IL, is the 'Punxsutawney' of Bill Murray's 1993 classic, Groundhog Day. Every year, Woodstock celebrates this legacy by reliving the movie's events, which commence with the Groundhog's prognostication and continues through the day. Read more about Woodstock's social-distancing Groundhog Day in this Woodstock Independent article.

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Dordan's Top-Twenty Achievements of the Last Ten Years

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 23, 2020 11:00:56 AM

Dordan has celebrated nearly 60 years of Christmas together. This year, we want to celebrate the blessings of the last ten, to offer hope and inspiration for the next decade. In looking back, we recall Kierkegaard's saying that "life is lived forward, but understood backwards"; never has this rung so true as we reflect on 2020. 

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Dordan in MPN on how hospitals can save money by recycling PETG trays

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 8, 2020 9:25:57 AM

Medical Plastics News Magazine published my new article on how hospitals can save money, while working towards a circular economy, by recycling medical tray packaging.

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Video: Learn from clamshells how to make your packaging recyclable

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 15, 2020 1:54:59 PM

Learn how clamshell packaging became recyclable in this new video. All packaging can be recycled; it just requires work, time, investment, and collaboration. Make your packaging recyclable, too, by working with all stakeholders to isolate the challenges in order to develop the solutions.

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Video: Plastic ocean trash, where it comes from and why

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Oct 7, 2020 9:32:35 AM

Check out my new video on plastics ocean pollution to learn where it comes from and why so we can stop the spread. Transcript with corresponding references and citations below.


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What to know when developing medical tray packaging

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 5, 2020 3:49:03 PM

There are two standard formats for medical packaging, pouches and thermoformed trays. Thermoformed trays offer product protection and orientation, workflow organization (if a procedural kit), and ease and grace of opening. Pouches provide a sterile barrier, but do not provide the same structural protection to medical products, nor do they offer a controlled opening experience, when compared with thermoformed trays.

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Video: Dordan's trialed algae plastic now foam in sneakers

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 29, 2020 2:24:09 PM

 

Dordan thermoformed ALGIX's algae plastic in 2010, as part of its sustainable plastics research. The material was comprised of 15% algae, 85% PP. The algae acted as a filler, reducing the amount of plastic needed per application.

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