About Us

We introduce ourselves:

The origin of Slate-Lite goes back to the 90s:
At that time, Gernot Ehrlich was producing table fountains and tables made of regular slate in the USA. The slate panels were glued to MDF panels with epoxy resin.
When removing a broken slate board, Slate-Lite was invented by chance: a wafer-thin layer of slate remained on the glued MDF board.

Gernot Ehrlich immediately saw the potential for an extraordinary product and experimented with different carrier materials until he finally came across today's solution.
The serial production of Slate-Lite did not start until much later:
R&D GmbH has been selling Slate-Lite thin slate in more than 35 countries since 2002.

We at R&D GmbH stand for long-term product quality, reliable delivery times and high availability in our stocks.
We cater to 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 processing methods and suitable accessory products. As part of product safety, we of course also carry out regular tests with well-known test centers such as TÜV Süd, TÜV Nord, the MPA, the ILF and other independent bodies.

Whenever you need advice or help with a project relating to the thin slate from Slate-Lite: we are happy to assist you!

Please also read our code of conduct, because the working and production conditions in our company and the associated production facilities are very important to us:

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