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

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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Sectors
21 June 2022

CET Congress 2022 | Rome, Italy | 8-10 June

Press release

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Sustainable buildings
21 June 2022

ECODESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS REGULATION PROPOSAL

Position paper

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Construction
8 June 2022

Consortium of European and global trade bodies publishes peer-reviewed study on the Global Warming Potential assessment of biobased construction products

Press release

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Emissions Trading System
2 June 2022

Open letter by Energy Intensive Industries CEOs on ETS and CBAM

Press release

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Emissions Trading System
25 May 2022

Open statement by energy intensive industries Plenary votes on Emissions Trading System and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

Press release

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Cerame-Unie
23 May 2022

VACANCY: INTERNSHIP IN EUROPEAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS - ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND HEALTH & SAFETY - STARTING JULY 2022

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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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