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We have invested in industry-leading in-house design capabilities. When you receive a quote from us, it is not a guess. We include a full risk assessment into every quotation because we have seen many complicated projects and know what it takes to actually bring them to life. Put our experience to work on your most challenging projects.

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R&D/Leverage designs and builds the best molds period. We meet close tolerance requirements and challenging mold geometries.

R&D/Leverage has always invested in the latest machine technology in order to keep us competitive in the marketplace as well as delivering quality products with on-time deliveries. R&D/Leverage is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

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R&D/Leverage does more than take the order and deliver a mold. We partner with our customers by utilizing a five member project management team that manages each project, and provides weekly updates and Gantt charts throughout the entire mold build process. Come visit the R&D/Leverage campus and see for yourself!

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We have in-house sampling and validation capabilities to meet our customers’ needs. Whether it is a simple mold sampling or a complete validation to your protocol, R&D/Leverage will meet your needs with our state-of-the-art sampling lab and inspection department. We have a wide range of machine options up to 500 tons, along with two shot and silicone capabilities. We also can provide complete turnkey solutions, having worked with the leading molding machine manufacturers.

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R&D/Leverage premium preform molds are built for maximum efficiencies, productivity, quality, mold life and Return on Investment (ROI). Available in various sizes and shapes (1 to 96 cavities) and built to fit most leading PET injection presses, they are manufactured with high quality materials and a validated design for extended mold life. Our molds are built to SPI Class 101 standards.

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  • Our strict engineering, combined with high quality materials, provide a solid foundation for our high performance preform molds.
  • Preform mold bases built with RoyAlloy SS, providing consistency in machining, improved thermal conductivity, and corrosion resistance.
  • Preform mold bases configured for various pitch requirements.

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  • For each preform project, our engineering department evaluates the injection machine to ensure mold fitment.
  • Threadslides manufactured with P20 steel or RoyAlloy SS are water-cooled to improve quality and production consistency.
  • Threadslide wear rails/plates built with AMPCO 18 aluminum bronze.
  • Water manifolds (when required) built with RoyAlloy SS similar to mold plates.
  • Roller cam eject system built with RoyAlloy SS.
  • Optional: Adjustable cam system for integrated molds requiring multi-changeovers.

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  • Components are manufactured utilizing the newest and most sophisticated technology available to produce the highest quality parts possible in today’s environment.
  • Each stack is precisely built to tight tolerances ensuring accuracy and interchangeability of components.
  • Cavities come in multi-configurations from a single cavity to a three component cavity  (420 SS or H13 alloy).
  • Cores built to maximize the geometry of the preform ensuring improved quality and cycle efficiencies (420 SS or H13 alloy).
  • Threadsplits built with 420 SS or S7 alloy heat treated to 48-52 RC.

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  • R&D/Leverage’s Thermal Gated hot runners do not have any moving and cycling components to wear out or leak. With no moving components in the system, maintenance becomes very easy and is less expensive to rebuild when compared to valve gated systems. Nozzles are sealed diametrically into the cavities and bolted directly to the manifold, making the connection without any chance of leakage. Nozzles are allowed to move with thermal expansion without any chance of misalignment.
  • R&D/Leverage Valve Gated preform hot runner systems combined with our high performance preform molds makes the ideal package for any company requiring small to intermediate size PET preform production. Although we believe our systems complement each other making a perfect package of R&D/Leverage mold and hot runner, we will continue to offer them individually matching our molds or hot runners to your existing needs.
  • R&D/Leverage preform hot runners are available from 1 to 48 cavities.

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Preform Sampling
96 Cavity Premium Preform Mold
96 Cavity Premium Preform Mold
Premium Preform Mold Plates
Premium Preform Mold Assembly Components
Premium Preform Mold Stack Components
Precision Preform Genesis Hot Runner System


Expandable Blow Core Seal
Top Seal Blow Core
Internal Thread and Drain-Back Pour Spout
Internal Thread and Drain-Back Pour Spout
Comparison: one piece - two piece
Injection Station
Conditioning Station
Blow Station
Eject Station
Genesis Hot Runner Manifold
Aurora System
R&D/Leverage is a world leader in Single-Stage ISBM tooling. We offer a complete solution for all ISBM converters, large or small, with worldwide sales coverage, product evaluation, product and tool design, prototype models, pilot and production tooling, and technical service assistance. We supply tools for a range of one stage injection stretch blow machines.

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The Genesis system includes a patented nozzle design and adjustable flow technology for balance. It can be supplied for many of the major one stage platforms.

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Aurora System technology provides heating solutions in injection stretch blow molds. The Aurora System is designed to heat a specific area or areas of a PET preform in the location needed to produce well-formed bottles and aids in light weighting. The Aurora System mainly heats plastic that is in the transitional neck area of a preform that forms the neck and upper shoulder region of a blown bottle. It is also available in multiple zones and is shown with an optional elevator for certain machine platforms.

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R&D/Leverage has developed a Blow Seal feature for Blow Cores when making wide mouth containers in the Injection Stretch Blow Mold process.
  • For neck finishes 40 mm diameter and above
  • Eliminates air loss for cost reduction
  • Significantly reduces noise levels
  • Helps maintain neck stability
  • Improves process of blown bottles

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R&D/Leverage offers a top sealing type of blow core seal developed for non-typical containers. It is used when sealing the interior of the bottle is difficult, or in a medical bottle where nothing can enter the inside of the bottle to contaminate it. The top seal will work with finishes having thin cross sections and tapered inside diameters.

This top seal opens up the possibilities of new preform designs and concepts.

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R&D/Leverage has developed the ability to mold one piece necks with an internal thread and drain-back pour spout. One piece molding eliminates the necessity for post mold assembly operations. Using the injection stretch blow mold (ISBM) process, the range of the internal thread can be from approximately 20 to 77 mm with internal threads, and a 24 mm minimum with an integral pour spout.

Patent Number 9,902,103 and additional patents pending.

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R&D/Leverage is a leading manufacturer of Injection Blow Mold (IBM) tooling for all commercial molding machine platforms. R&D/Leverage offers our Liberty IBM System for your Injection Blow Molding needs.

The Liberty IBM System is a paradigm shift in IBM tool design. R&D/Leverage has cured the main frustrations that cost converters time, money, cause quality problems, and pose a safety risk.

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Unlike traditional IBM tool design technologies that use key stock and all-thread to locate and clamp the mold inserts onto the die set, our Liberty IBM System uses dowels to locate the mold inserts to the die set. This allows gaps to be designed between the mold inserts. This gap negates the effects of accumulated horizontal thermal expansion across the injection mold inserts. The Liberty IBM System also incorporates our newly developed patent pending Alignment System which ensures optimal cavity alignment. These new technologies are designed to allow fast and trouble free start-ups, improved bottle quality, and minimize tooling wear.

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R&D/Leverage offers the Genesis Hot Runner System as part of our continual effort to provide value added technology to the industry. This system was originally developed to provide superior performance on Injection Stretch Blow Molding platforms. It has proved to be even more beneficial on the IBM platform. LDPE, HDPE, PP, PC, Acrylic, K-Resin, Tritan, and PET resins can be used in this manifold.

If easier and quicker tool start-ups, reduced technical support, reduced tool maintenance, and reducing part replacement costs are part of your lean initiatives, this hot runner system was developed for you.

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R&D/Leverage has a wealth of experience in the design and manufacturing of two-stage blow molds. Our standardized designs allow us to be competitive in both price and delivery. Our expertise enables us to evaluate the preform design specific to each bottle concept to ensure that optimum stretch ratios are achieved. From this information we can also determine bottle wall thickness and shrinkage rates. We supply blow mold tooling for a wide range of two-stage machines.
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R&D/Leverage supplies change parts for Sidel machines.
  • Infeed guide assembly
  • Outfeed guide assembly
  • Spindle assembly
  • Blow nozzle assembly
  • Infeed grippers
  • Outfeed gripper


The primary reason behind the development and implementation of the Quick Turn Cell at R&D/Leverage is customer service and support. We realize that when our customers are asking for one or two components as quickly as possible, that they are unable to run production until these components can be manufactured. This is where R&D/Leverage’s Quick Turn Cell can step in to offer a service and support like no other within the industry.

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  • Dedicated equipment
  • Dedicated manpower
  • Fast tracking through engineering
  • Quickest turnaround time in the industry
  • 24-7 service and support

  • All of these advantages are with absolutely no compromise on quality and all of our Quick Turn components are built to the same high standards of quality as all of our production tooling.

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