Ceramics BREF postponed until at least 2019

20 December 2017


The Ceramic BREF is an important document for the ceramic industry as it provides the legal basis for factory permits in the EU under the Industrial Emissions Directive. The current Ceramic Manufacturing Industry Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference document, the so-called Ceramic BREF, was published in 2007 and covers all ceramic sectors.


The official start of the revision of the Ceramic BREF has been further postponed by at least a year to 2019.


In order to prepare the contribution of the industry to that process, experts from all ceramic sectors will continue discussing the status of BATs and emissions levels in the CU Environment Committee and specific tasks forces created for that purpose.