Nine sectors, one voice

Cerame-Unie unites nine sectors of the European ceramic industry from tableware and tiles to bricks and refractories.

Applications

The European ceramic industry covers a wide array of applications, ranging from construction and consumer goods to industrial applications and high-tech innovations.

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.

Latest Updates

Cerame-Unie
24 February 2021

VACANCY: Internship in European Public Affairs (climate, energy & trade)

News

The position is remunerated and available for 6 months with a preferred start on 29 March 2021. If interested, please send your CV and Motivation Letter, before Wednesday 10 March 2021.
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Construction
18 February 2021

Press Release | Construction Products Europe | French dynamic LCA vs. European harmonised methodology

Press release

Please consult here the Press Release of Construction Products Europe regarding the French dynamic LCA vs. European harmonised methodology.
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Market access
12 February 2021

12 February 2021 │ Cerame-Unie welcomes the adoption of the new Trade Enforcement Regulation

Press release

Please consult here Cerame-Unie's press release regarding the new Trade Enforcement Regulation.
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Emissions Trading System
9 February 2021

Recommendations | Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries | Review of the EU Emissions Trading System

Publication

Please consult here the recommendations from the Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries on the review of the EU Emissions Trading System.
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Emissions Trading System
9 February 2021

EU Survey | CU response to Public Consultation on the review of the EU Emissions Trading System

Position paper

Please consult here the CU response to the Public Consultation on the review of the EU Emissions Trading System.
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Tweets

Cerame-Unie Brochure on Circular Economy and Sustainability | Best Practices from the Ceramic Industry

Highlights

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 1200 ceramic installations: 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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