On the slate
Published: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Rising construction activity and increasing usage in coatings and fillers have helped drive a turnaround in the global slate industry, Rose Pengelly, IM Correspondent, discovers.
The global slate industry has been through a rocky few years
in the past decade. Faced with competition from cheaper
synthetic construction materials and with limited investment
going into developing new applications for non-architectural
slate, the sector became stuck in a rut around the time of the
global financial crash....