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

Construction
30 April 2020

Construction Sector request to the European recovery fund for COVID-19

News

The sector stresses that the European Recovery Fund should include construction as one of the key industrial ecosystems.
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Circular economy
17 April 2020

Circular economy in the ceramic industry Position paper

Position paper

In thia paper, the European ceramic industry, represented by Cerame-Unie, welcomes this Action Plan and highlights that circularity is one of the key drivers to achieve a carbon-neutral economy.
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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 September 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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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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