9 video segments from sustainable packaging podcast w/Mfg. Alliance

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jan 5, 2022 9:04:31 AM

I sat down with the Manufacturing Alliance Podcast creator and producer, Tony Demakis, to discuss sustainable packaging in an hour-long podcast that aired last month. Topics covered include life cycle analysis, the New Plastics Economy, ocean trash, and more.

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Dordan's most popular content of 2021

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 30, 2021 11:32:52 AM

Every year, I put together a 'best of' list that recognizes the content which was most interesting to our followers. Scored by opens, views, clicks, and more, below is Dordan's most popular content.

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Evolution of thermoform tooling, 1960s to present

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Dec 1, 2021 7:31:09 AM

Plastics in Packaging magazine published my new article on the history of thermoform tooling in its 20th Anniversary Special Supplement. This supplement is not available online for free, but I received permission from the editor to post my article here. Continue below to learn how thermoformed packaging was manufactured before machines and computers talked to each other.

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When to enlist a thermoform packaging engineer to meet your TTM and budget goals

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Sep 21, 2021 12:44:29 PM

All engineers understand that designing a package is one thing, and manufacturing it is another. By enlisting a thermoformer that has in house packaging engineers, product manufacturers can share, or completely outsource, the responsibility of developing the thermoform package to those highly-skilled in design-for-manufacturing methodologies. In doing so, timelines are condensed and unforeseen costs mitigated, because thermoforming engineers are able integrate the challenges and opportunities inherent in the manufacturing process into the packaging developmental process.

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Dordan 1 of 5 manufactures to meet w/ Rep. Underwood & USTR Ambassador

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Sep 2, 2021 7:48:31 AM

On Tuesday, August 30th, Dordan joined four other women-owned or operated manufacturing companies at a round table discussion with Congress Representative, Lauren Underwood, and USTR Ambassador, Katherine Tai.

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Photos: 3rd & 4th-gen Slavins Unite at Custom Thermoformer

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Aug 24, 2021 8:34:39 AM

The super tall guy to my left is Julian, my NEPHEW. This picture was taken at MDM in CA a few weeks back. He just moved into sales after working in QC, prior to which, he spent a few years in the plant learning the nitty-gritty of thermoforming. It's official: I'm old (-ish). 😏

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Meat and Potatoes of

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 27, 2021 6:14:04 AM

Easily digest our whole website with these bite-sized servings. The tasting menu includes:

→Company history, 1962-present

→Package design/engineering, tooling, and thermoforming capabilities

→ISO 9001:2015 certified QMS with ISO Class 8 certified cleanroom

→Facility overview and process flow

The menu is available for download here. *Vegan and Gluten-free substitutions available.

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20% off MDM West Registration with Promo Code

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jul 20, 2021 8:15:03 AM

MDM West (Anaheim, CA, Aug. 10-12) is the premier medical device design and manufacturing event, bringing together leaders in medtech, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, and more.

Get 20% off attendee registration with promo code MYGUEST. Click here to register.

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Show Medtech Team Spirit at MDM West w/Temporary Tattoos from Dordan

Posted by Chandler Slavin on Jun 15, 2021 7:55:36 AM

Anaheim, CA, August 10-12th —Dordan Manufacturing, a custom designer and manufacturer of thermoformed medical packaging, to giveaway medtech-themed, temporary tattoos at MDM West, booth #2856.

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Dordan Nominated as Manufacturer of the Year; photos from Awards Gala

Posted by Chandler Slavin on May 10, 2021 9:26:04 AM

Woodstock's Chamber of Commerce's celebrated its city's retailers, manufacturers, leaders, volunteers, non-profits and more at its Annual Awards Gala at the Woodstock Opera House last week.

Dordan was nominated for manufacturer of the year by the community for manufacturing plastic face shields for healthcare workers, reported here by the Woodstock Independent. While Dordan did not win 😔, our most sincere congratulations to winner, Rush Creek Distilling, for retrofitting their operations to provide hand sanitizer to combat the spread of COVID. Fellow Nominees included:

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