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

Trade defence
16 July 2019

Press release: Renewal of anti-dumping duties on Chinese kitchen & tableware

Press release

On 12 June 2019, following an investigation by the European Commission, the European Council approved the renewal of EU anti-dumping duties on kitchen and tableware imported from China for a period of another five years.
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Cerame-Unie
20 November 2019 - 21 November 2019

European Ceramic Days 2019

Event

The European Ceramic Days, the pre-eminent policy event for Europe’s ceramic manufacturers, will take place from Wednesday, 20 November until Thursday, 21 November 2019 in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
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Cerame-Unie
1 July 2019

Vacancy (Sep/Oct 2019): Paid internship in Environment & Technical Affairs

News

6 month paid internship in Environment & Technical Affairs. Interested candidates should send their CV and motivation letter by 2 August 2019.
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Sectors
12 June 2019 - 14 June 2019

PRE Congress 2019

Event

The PRE Congress 2019 is scheduled on 12-14 June 2019 in Trieste, Italy.
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Sectors
6 June 2019 - 7 June 2019

Annual Assembly VDFFI

Event

The Annual Assembly of the German Refractory Industry Association is scheduled on 6-7 June 2019 and will convene in Baden Baden, Germany.
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Tweets

Cerame-Unie Manifesto 2019-24

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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