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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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

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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21 November 2017 - 22 November 2017

2017 European Ceramic Days


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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29 September 2017

European Bathroom Forum - Water Label gaining more and more supporters


The European Bathroom Industry took a major step forward during the CERSAIE Ceramic Fair in Bologna Italy.
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Construction Products Regulation
14 September 2017

Delegated act – Clay Roof Tiles – EN1304


The Commission delegated act on the classification of frost resistance performance for clay tiles under EN 1304 was cited on 17 August 2017.
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Sustainable buildings
13 September 2017

Cerame-Unie position on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

Position paper

Energy efficient construction and renovation contribute to people’s well-being and productivity, and help tackling today’s challenges: they create local jobs, contribute to reducing energy poverty and to the fight against climate change.
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Annual Report 2015


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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