Ten sectors, one voice

Cerame-Unie unites ten sectors of the European ceramic industry from tableware and tiles to abrasives and refractories.
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Applications

The European ceramic industry covers a wide array of applications, ranging from construction and housing and consumer goods to industrial applications and high-tech and innovation.
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Facts & Figures

Did you know that the average lifespan of a brick house is 150 years? Or that up to 30% of production costs are related to energy? Get to know the ceramic industry better by discovering some facts and figures.
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Latest Updates

Cerame-Unie
16 February 2017

Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy

News

Together with 91 Associations, Cerame-Unie has signed the Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy.
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Emissions Trading Scheme
15 February 2017

Press Release: The EP votes for fair and highly ambitious EU ETS

Press release

Strasbourg- 15 February 2017. Today the European Parliament has adopted its position on the EU ETS Directive review for the post 2020 period ahead of the inter-institutional trilogue.
International Trade Negotiations
15 February 2017

European Parliament approves CETA

News

After a debate in the Strasbourg Plenary the European Parliament voted in favour of CETA agreement with 408 positive votes, 254 objections and 33 abstentions.
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Chemicals
9 February 2017

Cerame-Unie position on CMD

News

Ahead of the vote in the EP Employment and Social Affairs Committee on the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive, scheduled for 28 February, the European ceramic industry has prepared its position position on the amendments tabled.
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Cerame-Unie
7 June 2017 - 9 June 2017

2017 PRE Congress

Event

The PRE Congress will take place from 7 to 9 June 2016 in Chester, UK.
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Annual Report 2015

Highlights

Ceramic Industry Manifesto 2014-2019
Published on the occasion of the European elections in 2014, the Manifesto highlights the ceramic industry's 10 key policy recommendations for the 7th legislative term.
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The many faces of ceramics
Applications of ceramics range from construction and housing and consumer goods to high-tech and innovation and industrial applications.
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News & Publications
Stay up-to-date on all of Cerame-Unie's activities by browsing through news articles, press releases, position papers and other publications.
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Research & Innovation
Research and innovation is essential to keep European industry at the forefront globally. Breakthrough technologies can deliver resource and energy efficiency, contributing to the European targets and objectives set in these areas.
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Trade & Internal Market
With around one third of production related to exports outside the EU and a positive trade balance close to €5 billion, the European ceramic industry is an export champion.
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Climate & Energy
The EU ETS covers over 1,200 ceramic installations, i.e. 10% of the total number of installations, but only 1% of emissions. The ceramic industry is energy-intensive, with energy accounting for up to 30% of total production costs.
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