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

EU funding programmes
19 January 2021

2021 | INVENTORY OF R&I PROJECTS IN THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY

Publication

Please consult here the updated 2021 CU Inventory on R&I Projects in the Ceramic Industry.
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Climate Change
18 January 2021

CU Reply to the Sustainable Finance public consultations on the Commission Delegated Act (Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation)

Position paper

Please consult here the CU Position Paper on Sustainable Finance.
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Climate Change
15 January 2021

CU Position Paper on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

Position paper

Please consult here the CU Position Paper and additional comments on the CBAM.
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Cerame-Unie
14 January 2021

EPCF WEBINAR VIDEO | "MAKING THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL AND CBAs FIT FOR SMEs?"

Media

Discover the 🗝️ key messages shared by the exceptional speakers of the EPCF Webinar on how to make the EU Green Deal and CBAs fit for SMEs, held in the context of the 2020 European Ceramic Days, on 17 November.
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Energy
7 January 2021

Cerame-Unie response to the public consultation on the review of the Energy and Environmental Aid Guidelines

Document

Please consult here the response of Cerame-Unie to the public consultation on the review of the Energy and Environmental Aid Guidelines.
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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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