New reference work on the chemical industry published

A journey into the past and a look at the present and future of the chemical industry is what the new book “The relevance of the chemical industry and its contribution to society” proposes, which has just been released.

The library of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) hosted the presentation of the book entitled “The relevance of the chemical industry and its contribution to society”, written by Professor José Luís Figueiredo.


Promoted by the Amélia de Mello Foundation (FAM), the event began with interventions by João Falcão e Cunha, rector of FEUP, Vasco de Mello, president of FAM, and Henrique Mota, from Principia Editora. A round table followed with the participation of António Cunha, chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Regional Development of the North, João Fugas, director of Bondalti, and José Luís Figueiredo, author of the book. João de Mello, president of Bondalti, closed the session.


The book was launched as part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Alfredo da Silva, a personality who stood out for his highly relevant contribution to the development of the chemical industry in Portugal.

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