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On October 15, 2015, R&D/Leverage UK conducted its first press conference and grand opening of its Product Solutions Laboratory (PSL). The Grand Opening commenced with presentations from Alan Tolley, Managing Director of R&D/Leverage UK, followed by a few welcoming words from Gloria De Piero, local member of Parliament. Ms.

Clare Goldsberry

October 21, 2015

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R&D/Leverage Europe hosts grand opening of Product Solutions Laboratory

On October 15, 2015, R&D/Leverage UK conducted its first press conference and grand opening of its Product Solutions Laboratory (PSL). The Grand Opening commenced with presentations from Alan Tolley, Managing Director of R&D/Leverage UK, followed by a few welcoming words from Gloria De Piero, local member of Parliament. Ms. de Piero commented on the success of R&D/Leverage UK, and noted that Sutton on Ashfield needs more companies like R&D/Leverage, “a benchmark for how many of our local companies should look to grow and help keep the area’s economy strong.”

PSLopening.jpgAlan Tolley stated: “Supporting brand owners and plastic convertors now requires much more from their tooling suppliers—a total solution. To meet these increased requirements, we have developed the PSL. The PSL facility was purchased in 2012 with the goal of providing a secure research and development working environment to confirm the feasibility for bottle/jar shape, market evaluations, short-run production for line, filling, labeling and capping trials, and tooling qualification and process validation.”

The PSL is also equipped with the latest generation of all auxiliary equipment needed including robotics, chillers, dryers, compressors and more. R&D/Leverage Europe has invested heavily in the PSL to give the industry a total solution for their tooling needs. The latest molding machines to be installed are a Nissei 12M and a Nissei 70DPW.

Robert Schiavone, Global Marketing Director for R&D/Leverage, added that “R&D/Leverage now provides the total solution from pre-sales evaluations, product design, prototyping and tooling design through manufacture and process validation, prior to shipping the production tooling to the customer.”

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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