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
1 February 2023

Vacancy: Internship in European Public Affairs (Climate, Energy & Trade) | March 2023

News

Please consult full vacancy here
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Energy
1 February 2023

JOINT STATEMENT | Energy-intensive industries should be at the heart of the Green Deal Industrial plan

Press release

Read the full statement here.
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Trade
26 January 2023

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: World Customs Day: Statement by Members of the Trade Contact Group Advising DG TAXUD

Press release

Please consult here the full joint press release.
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Sectors
7 December 2022 - 13 December 2022

29th Annual meeting of the World Ceramic Tiles Forum in Indonesia

Press release

Please consult HERE the Press Release of the 2022 WCTF, hosted by ASAKI, in Bali, from 7 to 13 December.
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Emissions Trading System
9 December 2022

Joint letter: RePowerEU and Innovation Fund must go hand in hand to stop EU’s de-industrialisation

Press release

Please consult here the full joint letter.
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Energy
2 December 2022

JOINT OPEN LETTER ON THE REVISION OF THE GHG PROTOCOL’S REPORTING PRINCIPLES

News

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Energy
1 December 2022

Open letter of the EU industry calling for optional eligibility of low-carbon hydrogen to the hydrogen targets

News

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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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