H&T Presspart Blackburn is a global manufacturer of metered-dose inhaler canisters and is a key partner to the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies working in the respiratory drug delivery market.

Metered-Dose Inhaler Canisters

As one of the three key components for inhalation drug delivery for asthma and COPD, alongside valves and actuators, our MDI canisters comply with all relevant pharma standards and regulations including the FDA. We make the cans through deep-drawn manufacturing, and as well as standard sizes, we can provide custom solutions in both aluminium and stainless steel.

also offers a unique plasma treatment process which improves the surface energy performance of the internal surfaces of an MDI canister. This process ensures the active drug does not stick to the internal canister wall and also ensures the active drug content doesn’t interact with the canister and degrade. This solves a problem present in many other MDI cans and ensures the patient gets the correct dose every time.

Quantum Dose Indicator

Quantum is a dose indicator system which uses an arrow on the base of the can in-conjunction with a smartphone app which ensures patients doesn’t run out of their medication. It’s cost-effective, and simple to use – and, as it includes no mechanical parts, it’s extremely reliable.

Quantum Dose Indicator for MDIs

Inhalation Product Technology Centre

H&T Presspart Blackburn is also home to the Group’s Inhalation Product Technology Centre (IPTC), our specialist R&D facility, which supports our own strategic projects, and those of our pharmaceutical customers. With our long-standing expertise and in-depth technical understanding of pMDI and dry powder inhaler components and performance, our IPTC can help customers minimise development cycles, providing a faster route to market.

The IPTC provides you with bespoke strategic and operational project support in three key areas:

  • Developing new devices and components
  • Developing new products
  • Analytical support