Due to its peculiar properties, such as hardness (8.5 on the Moh's scale), dense structure and very low moisture absorption rate, being dimensionally stable and not subject to warping, the Brazilian slate "Matacao" has become the premier material used as playfield surfaces for pool tables manufactured worldwide.

The supplier of TCA Export's for these sets is equipped with machines specially designed by their owners to ensure that BCA's (Billiard Congress of America) specifications are met and exceeded, which requires a levelness variation of no more than 12/1000 inch between the highest and lowest point in the whole surface of the set.

The TCA Export's supplier is the largest and oldest producer in Brazil of such slate sets for billiards, having started its export activities in 1981. With an installed capacity to produce up to 5,000 sets / month, it currently exports to more than 15 countries around the world, with its largest market being the United States, where it is responsible for more than 50% of all sets imported by this country! In addition to being the pioneer in the export of slate billiard table tops from Brazil to the United States.

The company today is the world's largest producer of this type of component for billiard tables!