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.

Ceramic Manifesto 2024-2029

Through its manifesto, the European ceramic industry proposes six key policy priorities and eight policy recommendations to enable ceramics to play their essential role in contributing to a sustainable future in Europe. Read the full manifesto, available on our website.

Latest Updates

Cerame-Unie
17 May 2024

Antwerp Dialogue on quality industrial jobs in Europe

Publication

Please consult the final joint statement HERE.
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Construction
2 May 2024

The Construction2050 Alliance calls for action on delivering housing and new built solutions in open letter

News

Please consult the Open Letter here.
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Cerame-Unie
12 April 2024

VACANCY: INTERNSHIP IN EUROPEAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS - CLIMATE, ENERGY & TRADE - STARTING MID-MAY 2024

News

Please consult here the full vacancy post.
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Cerame-Unie
22 March 2024

Manufacturing Europe’s Future | AEGIS Europe & IndustriAll Conference | 21 March | Brussels

Press release

Please consult here the PRESS RELEASE.
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Cerame-Unie
13 February 2024

VACANCY: Events & Communication Traineeship

News

The position is remunerated and available for 6 months. If interested, please send your CV and Motivation Letter, before Friday 5 April 2024.
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Cerame-Unie
13 February 2024

CU Press Release | EC communication on the CO2 emissions reduction target for 2040

Press release

Read the full statement here.
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Trade defence
13 February 2024

CU PRESS RELEASE | Renewal of anti-dumping duties on imports of ceramic tiles originating in China

Press release

Read the full Press Release here.
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Ceramic Manifesto 24-29 | Short Version

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Cerame-Unie: The European Ceramic Industry

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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