Plastic Clamshells

Thermoformed plastic clamshells are rigid plastic containers that organize, showcase, and protect products. They are hinged, opening and closing like a book, and snap closed via drafted platforms. 

Plastic clamshellPlastic clamshells for retail offer complete product visibility, making it easy for consumers to understand the product and its benefits. Retail clamshells can include hang-holes for hook display and formed feet to allow the package to stand on a shelf. Pilferage-proof and transparent, clamshell packaging has long been regarded as the standard in retail packaging.

Medical clamshells protect and maintain the cleanliness of instruments, devices, and components. Medical clamshells can be integrated into medical kits, facilitating procedural efficiencies with intuitive useability designs. ISO 9001:2015 certified, Dordan is equipped with an ISO Class 8 Cleanroom for the production of sterile and non-sterile medical clamshell packaging.


Dordan is a full-service clamshell designer and manufacturer, offering all plastic clamshell design, tooling, and thermoforming in-house. This integration between thermoform clamshell design and manufacture allows for the production of consistently high-quality clamshell packaging in quick turnaround at competitive pricing.

Medical clamshell packagingPlastic Clamshell Benefits:

  • Clamshells offer complete product visibility, which increases product sales. An eyetracking study by Clemson University found that clamshells facilitate more products sales when compared with paperboard packaging. Get the eyetracking whitepaper.

  • Plastic clamshells are lightweight and easy to fulfill, providing assembly and shipping efficiencies.

  • Dordan offers clamshells made from electrostatic-discharge materials (ESD materials) that reduce static electricity to protect electrostatic-sensitive devices. Learn more about our electronics packaging.

  • Medical clamshell packaging offers device and component organization and maintains cleanliness. Medical clamshells can be integrated into medical kits, providing operational efficiencies.