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

Sectors
13 October 2019 - 16 October 2018

16th Biennial Worldwide Congress UNITECR 2019

Event

The 16th Biennial Worldwide Congress UNITECR 2019 is scheduled on 13-16 October 2019 in Yokohama, Japan.
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Sectors
25 September 2019 - 26 September 2019

62nd International Colloquium on Refractories

Event

The 62nd International Colloquium on Refractories is scheduled on 25-26 September 2019 in Aachen, Germany.
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EU funding programmes
19 September 2019

Inventory of R&I Projects in the Ceramic Industry

Publication

The latest list of EU-financed research projects related to the ceramics industry is now available. The non-exhaustive list enumerates on-going and completed projects (updated in June 2019).
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EU funding programmes
17 September 2019

93 European Associations call for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme

News

EARTO, along with its research and industrial partners representing key European research & innovation stakeholders, have published a 3rd Joint Statement for an Ambitious Horizon Europe Programme.
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Sectors
3 September 2019 - 5 September 2019

ECREF Seminar: Refractories - key technology and its applications

Event

A seminar event organised by ECREF, in co-operation with PRE, is scheduled on 3-5 September 2019 in Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany.
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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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