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On the slate

By IM Staff
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....

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