Ten sectors, one voice

Cerame-Unie unites ten sectors of the European ceramic industry from tableware and tiles to abrasives and refractories.
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Applications

The European ceramic industry covers a wide array of applications, ranging from construction and housing and consumer goods to industrial applications and high-tech and innovation.
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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.
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Latest Updates

Cerame-Unie
26 April 2016

Cumulative Costs Assessment (CCA) Open Mirror Group Workshop

Event

The Cumulative Cost Assessment (CCA) of the EU ceramics and glass industries aims to identify, assess and quantify regulatory costs of EU legislation. The Workshop will address the rationale and scope, the state of play and the role of stakeholders.
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Circular economy
20 April 2016

NEEIP Forum 2016: Keeping the circular economy rolling - How to best serve society

Event

The European Non-Energy Extractive Industries (NEEIP) Forum addresses the Circular Economy Package, highlighting what the industry has already achieved and what still remains to be done to obtain a circular economy that best serves society.
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Emissions Trading Scheme
19 April 2016

Energy intensive industries react to tiered approach to carbon leakage protection

Position paper

15 energy intensive industries publish a paper expressing concerns regarding the so-called “tiered approach” to carbon leakage protection under the EU ETS. The tiered approach would reserve free allowances for some sectors at the expense of others.
International Trade Negotiations
14 April 2016

Cerame-Unie position on Environmental Goods Agreement

Position paper

Ahead of the next round of negotiations, Cerame-Unie published a position paper in support of the EU’s ambition to protect the environment and mitigate climate change, but also underlining the European ceramic industry's concerns regarding the EGA.
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Emissions Trading Scheme
13 April 2016

Cerame-Unie statement against tiering of the EU ETS Carbon Leakage List

Position paper

The European ceramic industry is gravely concerned about the proposed “tiered” approach as recently presented in a joint France-UK non-paper. In response, Cerame-Unie has published a statement highlighting the risks of pursuing a tiered approach.
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Annual Report 2014

Highlights

Ceramic Industry Manifesto 2014-2019
Published on the occasion of the European elections in 2014, the Manifesto highlights the ceramic industry's 10 key policy recommendations for the 7th legislative term.
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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 1,200 ceramic installations, i.e. 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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