The origin of Slate-Lite was already in the 90s:
Gernot Ehrlich produced table fountains and tables from regular slate plates in the USA at this time. The slate boards were bonded with epoxy resin on MDF boards.
Slate-Lite was invented by chance when breaking down one of those regular slate boards: A thin layer of slate remained on the glued MDF board.
Gernot Ehrlich immediately saw the potential for an extraordinary product and experimented with various carrier materials, until finally he came up with today’s solution.
Slate-Lite’s serial production however started much later:
R&D GmbH has been selling the paperthin slate of Slate-Lite in more than 35 countries since 2002.
We at R&D GmbH stand for 15 years of experience for durable product quality, reliable delivery times and high availability in our stock.
We are able to meet your individual needs as often as possible and work every day to ensure solutions for the success of your individual projects.
Our research and development department is constantly working on new products and the optimization of all processing methods and matching accessories. In the contect of product safety, we also make regular tests with well-known inspection institutes such as TÜV Süd, TÜV Nord, MPA, ILF and other independent institutes.
Whenever you need advice or help with a project with Slate-Lite just contact us we are happy to help you!