Nine sectors, one voice

Cerame-Unie unites nine sectors of the European ceramic industry from tableware and tiles to bricks and refractories.

Applications

The European ceramic industry covers a wide array of applications, ranging from construction and consumer goods to industrial applications and high-tech innovations.

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.

Latest Updates

Cerame-Unie
27 May 2020

EPCF Breakfast-Debate on Circular Economy – 27 May – European Parliament

Event

The European Parliament Ceramics Forum (EPCF) you to attend this year’s EPCF Breakfast-Debate “The Contribution of the Ceramic Industry to Circular Economy”.
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Cerame-Unie
20 February 2020

PRESS RELEASE: CERAMIC INDUSTRY DISCUSSION WITH TRADE COMMISSIONER PHIL HOGAN ON THE INDUSTRY’S PRIORITIES

Press release

On 13 February 2020, a meeting with Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan was hosted in Strasbourg at the initiative of MEP Rodríguez-Piñero, Chair of the EP Ceramics Forum, to discuss the future of the ceramic industry in the EU.
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EU projects
11 February 2020

Update on the Ceramics BREF Progress

News

The latest updates on BREF for the ceramic industry which went under revision on 5 June 2019.
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Cerame-Unie
20 January 2020

Cerame-Unie's feedback on roadmap on Circular Economy Action Plan

News

On 23 December 2019, the European Commission has published a roadmap on the upcoming Circular Economy Action Plan to be adopted in March 2020. Cerame-Unie has submitted an answer on behalf of the European ceramic industry.
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Cerame-Unie
13 January 2020

VACANCY: PAID INTERNSHIP IN EUROPEAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS (STARTING MARCH 2020)

News

6 month paid internship in European Public Affairs. Interested candidates should send their CV and Motivation Letter by Friday 24 January 2020.
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Cerame-Unie Manifesto 2019-24

Highlights

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 1200 ceramic installations: 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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