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

Circular economy
8 April 2020

Waste Shipment Regulation revision: Cerame-Unie’s feedback to the inception impact assessment

News

Cerame-Unie welcomes the upcoming revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation as announced in the new Circular Economy Action Plan adopted by the European Commission on 11 March 2020.
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Sectors
16 September 2020 - 17 April 2020

63rd ICR International Colloquium on Refractories

Event

The International Conference on Refractories is being held annually, with the topic in 2020 “REFRACTORIES enabling high temperature technologies.”
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Sectors
1 September 2020 - 3 September 2020

Refractories - Key Technology and its Applications

Event

The seminar will give a broad overview on the science and the applications of refractories.
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Sectors
18 June 2020 - 19 June 2020

Annual Assembly of the German Refractory Association (Verband der deutschen Feuerfest-Industrie e. V., VDFFI)

Event

The Annual Assembly of the German Refractory Association (Verband der deutschen Feuerfest-Industrie e. V., VDFFI) is scheduled on 18-19 June 2020 and will take place in Braunschweig, Germany.
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Trade defence
3 April 2020

AEGIS Press Release: Reaction to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak

News

AEGIS Europe calls for adequate use of trade policy instruments to keep EU’s manufacturing industry during and in the aftermath of COVID-19
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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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