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R and D - Leverage Company Profile

R&D, Integrated Solutions in Plastics, is recognized as one of the world's leading suppliers of tooling for the food, beverage, home, personal care and healthcare industries. With offices in the Kansas City, Missouri metro area and in the United Kingdom, R&D is a full-service plastic product solutions company. From idea, to tooling, to manufacturing, the company's packaging solutions support the branded product. Services include full mold manufacturing for PET tooling, IBM tooling, injection molds and a full range of support functions that include sampling analysis, mold maintenance, contract molding and processing assistance. Leverage, Integrated Industrial Design, is R&D's full-service consumer packaging design component, located in a separate facility within the R&D campus. Leverage's four-pronged range of services includes: upfront research (retail audits, trend and color study, ethnographic research, consumer brainstorming); concept development (story boards, feasibility studies, digital prototyping, graphic design and branding); validation (online design, model making); and implementation (prototype molds, mold sampling and low-volume production).

News from R and D - Leverage:

R&D/Leverage® Introduces Comprehensive Mold Maintenance Program

This key component of the full-spectrum R&D/Leverage toolbox delivers exceptional ROI…
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – R&D/Leverage®, renowned for its structural brand development and mold making expertise, has introduced a two-tiered Mold Mainte…

R&D/Leverage® Launches Support Plastics USA to Promote U.S.-Based Design, Engineering and Manufacturing

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – R&D/Leverage®, recently recognized as the first U.S. mold maker and Structural Brand Development Company to be certified "Made in the USA®," has now launched Support Plastics USA, www.supportplasticsusa.com, a new por…

R&D/Leverage® First Structural Brand Development/Mold Maker Company to Receive "Made in the USA®" Certification

LEE'S SUMMIT, Miss., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – R&D/Leverage® is the first U.S. mold maker and Structural Brand Development Company to be certified "Made in the USA®," according to Robert Schiavone, Global Marketing Director for the company, which is the full-servic…

R&D/Leverage Debuts Laser Processing Capability at Pack Expo

A cost- and time-efficient, repeatable process for creating texture, structure and surface treatments — and optimizes sustainability…
CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — R&D/Leverage's new Laser Processing capability represents the company's latest addi…

R&D/Leverage Expertise Helps Entrepreneur Launch Breakthrough Concept in Wine Packaging

California's Stacked Wines an immediate marketplace hit, thanks to innovative pack design and tooling fast-tracked by the R&D/Leverage team…
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The technical and beverage-specific expertise of R&D/Leverage (www.rd…

R&D/Leverage's New Opti-Sim Virtual Prototyping Tool Saves Time and Money for PET Packaging Industry — and Reduces Waste

Virtual testing helps assure optimal design performance, cuts prototyping costs, speeds time-to-market and optimizes sustainability
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Aug. 8, 2012 — R&D/Leverage's new Opti-Sim Virtual Prototyping process, which lets PET packagers anticipate a bottle co…

R&D/Leverage Helps Iowa State University Bring Largest-Ever Bioplastics Program to Life

Iowa State University leads eco-research effort to convert the $7.12 billion/year specialty crops industry to biodegradable, non-petroleum based containers
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., July 10, 2012 — R&D/Leverage's creativity in mold manufacturing for PET tooling, IBM tooling and…

R&D/Leverage Bridges the Gap Between Workforce Development and Innovation

At R&D/Leverage, the future of American industry burns bright as marketing, manufacturing and engineering talent is cultivated and discovered
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Feb. 21, 2012 — "At R&D/Leverage there has been great pride in American Manufacturing since 1976. And with tha…

New R&D/Leverage CEO Cites Customers and Employees as Keys to the Company's Success

On the company's 35th anniversary, the commitment to partnerships is reaffirmed
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., June 1, 2011 — Citing a recommitment to the legacy of the company's founders, the newly named Chief Executive Officer of R&D/Leverage, Todd Riley, pledged a renewed dedicat…

R&D/Leverage – UK and Argo S.A. Announce Collaboration

Joining forces with this leading Greek plastic packaging solutions provider opens new opportunities for work with customers throughout the EU – and beyond …
SUTTON IN ASHFIELD, England, April 27, 2011 — R&D/Leverage – UK announced the success of its initial collaborat…

Bausch + Lomb Unveils Transparent Packaging: Collaboration with R&D/Leverage and Amcor Creates Innovative Clear Bottle for renu(R) fresh(TM) Multi-Purpose Solution

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 24, 2010 — Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, has unveiled a major packaging innovation into the lens care market. B+L has replaced the traditional white HDPE bottle with a clear PET container. This launch is an important paradigm shift in lens care packaging driv…

R&D/Leverage Heightens Investment in Medical and Silicone Mold Manufacturing

Engineering, design, mold-making, predictive analysis and process development – all under one roof …
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Oct. 2, 2009 — R&D/Leverage's enhanced medical and silicone mold manufacturing capabilities – seamlessly integrated under one roof &…

R&D/Leverage Further Enhances Consumer Research Component of Its 'Idea-to-Tool' Model

Customers to benefit from the addition of Director of Research Tamara Christensen; world-class, customized consumer research available for every project …
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Aug. 28, 2009 — The addition of Leverage Director of Research Tamara Christensen, instructor and doctor…

R&D'S Leverage(R) Introduces the First Waste-Free Dispenser for Viscous Products

Latest industry breakthrough from R&D Integrated Solutions in Plastics' new consumer packaging design component, Leverage(R)
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Nov. 3, 2008 — The new dispenser for viscous products – ingeniously sculpted to match the contour of the standard butter kni…

Tom's of Maine Selects R&D for Mouthwash Package Development

Leader in natural personal care products chooses R&D Integrated Solutions in Plastics' new consumer packaging design component, Leverage(R)
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo., Sept. 17, 2008 — Tom's of Maine, a leader in innovative, natural, personal care products for nearly four decad…

R&D + Leverage(R): New Integrated Solution Capability Bonds World-Class Tooling, Molding, Manufacturing With Advanced Industrial Design

R&D, Integrated Solutions in Plastics/Leverage, Integrated Industrial Design: "With Us, Ideas Take Shape"
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 20, 2008 — Effective immediately, R&D Tool & Engineering – now known as R&D, Integrated Solutions in Plastics – will of…