Nine sectors, one voice

Cerame-Unie unites nine 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
8 February 2016

Internship at Cerame-Unie in European Public Affairs

News

Cerame-Unie is offering an internship with a focus on trade issues for a period of 6 months starting in March. Apply by 12 February 2016.
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Cerame-Unie
1 February 2016 - 5 February 2016

Cevisama 2016

Event

Cevisama 2016 will be held from 1 to 5 February in Valencia, Spain.
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REACH
26 January 2016

REACH Authorisation Annex XIV - process ongoing

News

Discussions on the possible inclusion of Refractory Ceramic Fibres, Borates and Coal tar pitch, high temperature in the REACH Authorisation list (Annex XIV) are ongoing.
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Emissions Trading Scheme
25 January 2016

EU ETS Directive review impacts ceramic industry

News

The impact of the EU ETS Directive review plays a crucial role in ceramic sectors’ recovery from the crisis, which hit Europe in 2008. Ceramic industry representatives highlighted their concerns during MEP Ian Duncan's visit to a UK-based brickwork.
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EU funding programmes
21 January 2016

Research opportunities under H2020 calls for 2016

News

Late 2015 was a key period for research opportunities. The European Commission organised InfoDays linked to the Horizon 2020 calls, on PPPs in October and on energy efficiency in December.
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Annual Report 2014

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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