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
15 November 2021 - 17 November 2021

2021 European Ceramic Days | 15-17 November | Hybrid Event

Event

The European Ceramic Days, the pre-eminent policy event for Europe’s ceramic manufacturers, will take place from 15-17 November, in a hybrid format. Additional information, HERE.
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Energy
20 October 2021

Energy Intensive Industries Urge Swift Action to Tackle Unprecedented Energy Crisis

Position paper

Please consult HERE the Energy Intensive Industries’ position paper.
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Energy
20 October 2021

Joint Statement | Affordable renewable energy is the lifeblood of the European energy-intensive industries

Position paper

Please consult the joint statement here.
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Construction
12 October 2021

Press release | Fair Construction Rules Joint Project Commences

Press release

Please consult here the Press Release of the Fair Construction Rules Join Project.
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Trade defence
2 September 2021

Publication of the 39th Annual Report on the use of Trade Defence Instrument

Press release

Please consult here the Press Release of Cerame-Unie regarding the Publication of the 39th Annual Report on the use of Trade Defence Instrument by the EU and by Third Countries Targeting the EU in 2020.
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Tweets

Cerame-Unie Brochure on Circular Economy and Sustainability | Best Practices from the Ceramic Industry

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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