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

Emissions Trading Scheme
24 May 2016

EPCF breakfast debate: Making EU ETS work for small emitters

Event

This European Parliament Ceramics Forum breakfast debate was an opportunity for policymakers and European ceramic executives to exchange on the post-2020 review of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme and the role of small emitters.
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Chemicals
13 May 2016

Respirable Crystalline Silica proposed to amend annex of CMD

News

The European Commission adopted a proposal to amend Directive 2004/37 on the protection of workers from the risk related to exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at work (CMD). Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) is one of the substances proposed.
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Trade defence
12 May 2016

Key vote in European Parliament against MES for China

News

With an overwhelming majority of 83%, on 12 May the European Parliament passed a Resolution against dumping and the granting of market economy status (MES) to China.
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REACH
9 May 2016

Cross-industry group launches website in support of better regulation initiative for chemicals management

News

The Cross-Industry Initiative (CII), an ad-hoc coalition of nearly 60 EU-wide, national organisations and companies, of which Cerame-Unie is part, has launched a new website to better inform policy makers of its goals and arguments.
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Emissions Trading Scheme
4 May 2016

EU ETS “tiering” proposal addressed in EPP hearing

Event

On 4 May the EPP Group hosted a hearing on EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in the European Parliament, which, among other topics, addressed the so-called "tiering approach".
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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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