Powder Systems Limited

What we do

PSL is an award-winning international manufacturer providing quality innovative technology with process development expertise to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, chemical and laboratory industries since 1989. PSL provides a full range of filtration, drying and high containment powder handling solutions from small-scale production to full process systems.

Our approach

Our experienced 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.

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.

Our passion

Our solutions provide innovative technologies enabling pharmaceutical manufacturers to bring new-generation drugs into the marketplace faster. At PSL we are proud to be improving patients’ lives all around the world.

“Looking to the future – at PSL we never stand still. We pride ourselves in being inventors of new technology and unique ways of doing things to continue contributing to global pharmaceutical innovation.”

Amanda Gowans, Managing Director


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
1999 Received the Queen’s Award for Export Achievements
2000 PSL UK relocated
2001 HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, visited PSL UK
2004 PSL Filter Dryer redesigned to achieve 2.5ppm reflux cleaning
2005 PSL Czech established in Liberec
2008 PSL Europe established in Lyon, France
2009 Development of a simple contained filter (SimpleFilter)
2009 PSL pioneering CakeStand Tray Dryer launched
2010 Launch of the GFD® (Lab Filter Dryer)
2011 Launch of PSL’s groundbreaking FilterBox
2012 PSL India established in Mumbai
2013 PSL pioneering dual Sterile -High Potent Isolator design
2013 Pioneering MicroSphere RefinerTM design launched
2013 Best Pharma Technology Provider @ Asia Manufacturing Awards
2013 Best Manufacturing Business @ Merseyside independent Business Awards
2014 PSL Asia-Pacific established in Perth
2015 Liverpool’s Lord Mayor visited PSL UK
2015 Nominated for Exported by Britain campaign by constituency’s MP
2016 PSL APAC opens office in Singapore
2016 Nominated as Export Champion by UK Trade & Investment
2016 PSL receives the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for both International Trade and Innovation

Social engagement

PSL has a long-term relationship with Claire House Children’s Hospice charity and also support local, national and international charities thanks to the passionate participation of all our staff.

Claire House Children’s Hospice is a charity in North West England, UK, that is providing care to children with life-limiting, life-threatening illnesses.

Get involved: http://www.claire-house.org.uk/