Ceramic Days 2015

As the preeminent policy event for Europe’s ceramic manufacturers, the Ceramic Days present a key occasion for representatives from all ceramic sectors, experts and policymakers to exchange ideas at sectoral and public events (30 Nov - 2 Dec 2015).
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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

16 November 2015

Fitness check on construction


The European Commission (EC) announced its intention to carry out a fitness check on the construction sector. To this end, the EC launched two supporting studies to assess the impacts of EU legislation on the construction sector.
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11 November 2015 - 14 November 2015

22nd World Ceramic Tiles Forum in Spain


The 22nd World Ceramic Tiles Forum took place on 11-14 November in Sevilla, Spain hosted by ASCER, the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association, in conjunction with the ISO/TC189 meetings on 9-11 November.
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International Trade Negotiations
30 October 2015

EU and Mercosur plan to restart negotiations


Following nine negotiation rounds and a three-year break, the EU and Mercosur agreed to proceed with an exchange of market access offers in the final quarter of 2015.
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Climate Change
28 October 2015

Adaptation to climate change, from cities to buildings


Construction Products Europe, of which Cerame-Unie is a member, organised a conference on 28 October in Brussels on adaptation to climate change.
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Emissions Trading Scheme
26 October 2015

First exchange of views on EU ETS review in Council


The Environment Council held a first exchange of views on EU ETS Directive revision for the post-2020 period. The debate focused on the distribution key for the shrinking amount of free allowances.
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Annual Report 2014


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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