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

Cerame-Unie
2 May 2016

Expanded clay joins Cerame-Unie as tenth ceramic sector

Press release

Today the European expanded clay association (EXCA) joins Cerame-Unie as its newest member and tenth sector. This addition further unites the European ceramic industry under the umbrella association Cerame-Unie.
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Cerame-Unie
29 April 2016

2015 Annual Report

Publication

As well as production and trade statistics, this edition of our Annual Report contains an update on CU communications and covers all major achievements per policy area.
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Cerame-Unie
29 April 2016

Infographic - About Cerame-Unie

Publication

Cerame-Unie is the industry association representing the European ceramic industry structured in ten sectors.
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Cerame-Unie
26 April 2016

Cumulative Costs Assessment (CCA) Open Mirror Group Workshop

Event

The Cumulative Cost Assessment (CCA) of the EU ceramics and glass industries aims to identify, assess and quantify regulatory costs of EU legislation. The Workshop will address the rationale and scope, the state of play and the role of stakeholders.
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Circular economy
20 April 2016

NEEIP Forum 2016: Keeping the circular economy rolling - How to best serve society

Event

The European Non-Energy Extractive Industries (NEEIP) Forum addresses the Circular Economy Package, highlighting what the industry has already achieved and what still remains to be done to obtain a circular economy that best serves society.
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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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