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

Market access
16 April 2021

CERAME-UNIE SHARES THE EUROPEAN SHIPPERS COUNCIL’S CONCERNS ABOUT CURRENT DISRUPTION IN GLOBAL TRADE, DUE TO CONTAINER SHORTAGE

Press release

Please consult here the joint Press release.
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Emissions Trading System
15 April 2021

THE IMPORTANCE OF LINKING THE EU ETS WITH THE UK ETS AHEAD OF COP26 | Joint letter to EC & UK Government

Publication

Please consult here the joint letters signed by over 40 UK & EU business groups, addressed to the European Commission and UK Government, to urge them to link the EU & UK Emission Trading Systems, ahead of COP26.
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Environment
12 April 2021

Joint Industry Statement | Climate change policy options in context of the Targeted Stakeholders Survey on the revision of the Industrial Emissions Directive

Publication

Please consult here the joint statement regarding climate change policy options considered in context of the TSS on the revision of the IED.
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Sustainable buildings
22 March 2021

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

Position paper

Please consult here Cerame-Unie's final position on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) revision – impact assessment.
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Energy
19 March 2021

The Emilia-Romagna Region and the Comunidad Valenciana meet the Ceramic Industry for a sustainable energy transition

Press release

Please consult HERE the Press Release regarding the meeting held between the representatives of the regional institutions and the ceramic industry associations (Confindustria Ceramica & ASCER).
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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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