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

Energy
14 November 2017

Call from the Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries to safeguard the competitiveness dimension of the Energy Union

Position paper

Th Energy Intensive Industries are calling for attention from decision makers on this particular dimension, especially in the context of the Clean Energy Package.
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Sectors
30 October 2017

Analysis of the Cumulative Cost Assessment of the EU Ceramics Industry

News

The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), in partnership with Economisti Associati and Ecorys Brussels, carried out the “Cumulative Cost Assessment (CCA) of the EU ceramics and glass industries” for the European Commission.
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Cerame-Unie
24 October 2017

For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further

Document

Cerame-Unie along with 118 European industrial associations co-signed the joint Reaction Paper “For an ambitious EU industrial strategy: going further”
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Energy
12 October 2017

CU position on the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package

Position paper

Learn more about the Ceramic industry position on the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package.
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Cerame-Unie
21 November 2017 - 22 November 2017

2017 European Ceramic Days

Event

The European Ceramic Days, the preeminent policy event for Europe’s ceramic manufacturers, will take place from Tuesday 21 November until Wednesday 22 November.
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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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