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

Emissions Trading System
12 May 2022

Open Statement by Energy Intensive Industries | ENVI Committee Vote on Emissions Trading System and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

Press release

Please consult here the full joint statement.
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Energy
11 April 2022

Confindustria Ceramica | Memorandum on the current situation facing the Italian ceramic industry

Press release

Read Confindustria Ceramica's full memorandum here.
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EU funding programmes
4 April 2022

2022 | Inventory of Research and Innovation Projects in the Ceramic Industry

Publication

Please consult here the updated 2022 CU Inventory on R&I Projects in the Ceramic Industry.
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Sustainable buildings
1 April 2022

Cerame-Unie's comments on the proposal for a revised Energy Performance Buildings Directive

Position paper

Please read here Cerame-Unie's comments on the proposal for a revised Energy Performance Buildings Directive.
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Energy
9 March 2022

JOINT STATEMENT | EUROPEAN INDUSTRIAL ENERGY CONSUMERS CALL FOR A DIALOGUE AND PRAGMATIC ACTIONS ON ENERGY SECURITY AND AFFORDABILITY

Press release

Please consult here for the full press release.
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Energy
3 March 2022

JOINT STATEMENT | PRIORITISING THE USE OF HIGH-EFFICIENCY COGENERATION BY INDUSTRIAL OPERATORS TO REACH 2030 CLIMATE GOALS

Position paper

Please consult here the full Joint Statement.
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Construction
25 February 2022

CERAME-UNIE POSITION PAPER ON CONSTRUCTION ECOSYSTEM

Position paper

Please consult here for the full 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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