About Us

PSL 25th Anniversary

PSL is an international manufacturer of filtration, drying and complete containment solutions. We have been supporting pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, chemical, speciality chemical and laboratory industries since 1989. Our worldwide customer base contains industry leaders including Pfizer, GSK, BMS and Sanofi-Aventis.

PSL’s solutions enable clients to bring new generation drugs into the market place faster, using the latest technology in containment and production equipment.

We are an original pioneer of containment and hold a wealth of experience designing and engineering advanced containment processes for highly potent and valuable products including; sterile, oncology, hormone and many other pharmaceutical compounds. PSL provides a full range of filtration, drying and containment products from small-scale production to full process systems.

Global Operations

To meet the demands of increasing global operations we have adapted our business structure, operating as one company across the globe. We have operations in the USA, UK, France, Czech Republic, India and Australia with plans for South and Central America.

PSL engineering and manufacturing base in Liverpool, UK PSL engineering and manufacturing base in Liverpool, UK.

Our Approach

PSL takes your vision and translates it into your project, our technical engineers work with you to provide innovative solutions that complement and enhance your process and application.

We provide 3D models and full scale product mock-ups for ergonomic assessment and placement of your process equipment prior to production. Our clients can feel confident that they are receiving the most suitable solutions, designed and engineered using the latest technology by a reliable, experienced team of professionals.

PSL 3D Modelling

PSL’s team of multi-national professionals sustains a culture that values engineering innovation and excellence.

Our award-winning engineering department works closely with our process team to successfully transform best practice process designs into production. All control systems are designed and built by our in-house control engineers, interfacing new equipment where necessary.

Powder Systems Limited was founded in 1989 in Liverpool, UK and is an original pioneer of pharmaceutical containment. Business growth over the years has allowed over 1,200 PSL installations worldwide.

Powder Systems Limited UK Office

1989 PSL founded in Liverpool, UK
1991 Development of non-nuclear designs specifically for the pharmaceutical industry
1992 PSL project leaders (acting on behalf of UNICEF) developed a solution to eliminate goitre in children in Bangladesh
1995 Development of the ChargePoint split valve system
1997 PSL USA established
1999 PSL and NARA MACHINERY Co. Ltd. Japan Partnership
1999 Received the Duke of Westminster Award and the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement
2000 PSL UK relocated to a purpose built engineering and manufacturing base
2004 PSL Filter Dryer redesigned to achieve 2.5ppm reflux cleaning
2005 PSL Czech established in Liberec
2008 PSL France established in Lyon
2009 Development of a simple contained filter (simplefilter)
2009 PSL pioneering CakeStand Tray Dryer design launched
2010 Launch of the Glass Filter Dryer (GFD ®)
2011 Launch of PSL's ground breaking FilterBox
2012 PSL India established in Mumbai
2013 PSL pioneering dual Sterile-High Potent Isolator designed
2013 Pioneering Microsphere Refiner design launched
2013 Best Pharma Technology Provider @ Asia Manufacturing Awards
2013 Best Manufacturing Business @ Merseyside Independent Business Awards
2014 PSL Australia established in Perth