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

Energy
22 December 2021

Industrial energy consumers urge EU leaders to swiftly act against unbearably high energy prices

Press release

Please consult here the joint press release on industrial energy consumers on carbon and energy prices.
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Energy
20 December 2021

CERAME-UNIE CALLS FOR ACTION OF THE EU LEADERS ON THE ENERGY AND CARBON PRICES INCREASE

Press release

Please consult here the CU press release and relevant press releases and articles surround the topic of energy and carbon prices.
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Cerame-Unie
26 January 2022

Cerame-Unie Webinar | The New European Bauhaus: Paving the way for a beautiful, sustainable and inclusive built environment with Ceramics | 26 January 2022, 10:00-11:30 (CET) | ZOOM

Event

In the context of the New European Bauhaus initiative, the Cerame-Unie webinar is taking place on 26 January, via ZOOM. Additional information HERE.
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Trade defence
13 December 2021

INITIATION OF AN ANTI-DUMPING INVESTIGATION ON IMPORTS OF CERAMIC TILES FROM INDIA AND TURKEY

Press release

Please consult HERE the full press release.
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Cerame-Unie
23 November 2021

2021 EUROPEAN CERAMIC DAYS | LAUNCH OF THE CERAMIC ROADMAP TO 2050

Press release

Please consult HERE the 2021 European Ceramic Days press release
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Tweets

CERAMIC ROADMAP TO 2050 | Continuing our PATH towards CLIMATE NEUTRALITY

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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