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

Trade defence
14 September 2016

Expiry Review of anti-dumping duties on ceramic tiles from China

News

The European Commission published yesterday the Notice of initiation of an expiry review of the anti-dumping measures on imports of ceramic tiles from China.
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Cerame-Unie
2 September 2016

MEP MORIN-CHARTIER VISITS FRENCH ROOF TILES COMPANY

News

On 27 May 2016, French MEP Elisabeth Morin-Chartier met with Cerame-Unie and the French Federation of Roof Tiles and Bricks member Terreal in Roumazières-Loubert, France.
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Emissions Trading Scheme
1 September 2016

Post 2020 EU ETS review – negotiations state of play

News

Debate on the post 2020 EU ETS directive revision is moving on in the European Institutions. In the European Parliament both Environment (lead) and Industry Committees held first exchange of views on the draft reports.
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Chemicals
1 September 2016

PRE activities on Coal Tar Pitch, high temperature

News

The substance Coal Tar Pitch High Temperature (CTPHT) was recommended in September 2014 for inclusion in the Annex XIV of Reach, the so-called Authorisation List. It was followed by a public consultation to which PRE replied.
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Chemicals
1 September 2016

New classification for Titanium dioxide (TiO2) under discussion

News

On 31 May, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) has submitted a proposal to ECHA for a harmonised classification of Titanium Dioxide (Ti02)
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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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