Nine sectors, one voice

Cerame-Unie unites nine sectors of the European ceramic industry from tableware and tiles to bricks and refractories.

Ceramics in the New European Bauhaus

Paving the way for a beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive built environment

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

Cerame-Unie
27 July 2022

Vacancy: Internship in European Public Affairs (Climate, Energy & Trade) | September 2022

News

Please consult full vacancy here
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Cerame-Unie
28 November 2022 - 30 November 2022

2022 EUROPEAN CERAMIC DAYS | 28-30 NOVEMBER | BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Event

The European Ceramic Days, the pre-eminent policy event for Europe’s ceramic manufacturers, will take place from Monday 28 November until Wednesday 30 November 2022, in Brussels, Belgium.
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Energy
26 July 2022

Joint Open Letter to Energy Ministers on “Save Gas for a Safe Winter” | Industry and district heating operators call for prioritisation of efficient heat and power

Press release

Please consult here the full press release.
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Energy
21 July 2022

Cerame-Unie PRESS RELEASE on the EC "Guidelines on a European Gas Demand Reduction Plan"

Press release

Please consult HERE the Cerame-Unie Press Release on the European Commission's "Guidelines on a European Gas Demand Reduction Plan".
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Energy
13 July 2022

CU Letters to Commissioner Breton and Commissioner Simson | Energy Reduction plan – Potential Impact on Ceramics and its Value Chains

Document

Please consult here the full letters to the Commissioners.
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Emissions Trading System
5 July 2022

Press Release - European Parliament Plenary vote ETS and CBAM

Press release

Please consult here the full press release.
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Construction Products Regulation
30 June 2022

Cerame-Unie position paper on the proposal for a revised Construction Products Regulation

Position paper

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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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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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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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