Bondalti at the core of a new paradigm

Around 19,000 visitors, hundreds of exhibitors and brands represented. Real integrated solutions, success stories and a lot of innovation to face the major challenges and goals set for a more sustainable future. For four days, during Expoquimia, an international reference event in the chemical sector, Barcelona was the privileged stage for the strength and vitality of this industry, but at the same time for its commitment to promote sectorial cohesion with a view to green and digital transformation, based on more efficient production models and a circular economy.

For Bondalti, the largest Iberian chlor-alkali producer and European sales leader in aniline and nitrobenzene, “this is a reference event with a mandatory presence”, stressed André de Albuquerque, the company's director. “It's an excellent opportunity to enhance our strategy with clients and other stakeholders, but also to demonstrate that we are at the forefront when it comes to new trends and the adoption of the best practices in the market,” he added.

Simultaneously, in addition to an opportunity to give visibility to new business areas, namely the treatment and reuse of water and new energies, such as green hydrogen and lithium, the event reaffirmed Bondalti's deep Iberian vocation and weight as a leading player in the industry in the peninsular and European context. André de Albuquerque made it clear that “today we don't look at Portugal and Spain in isolation. We look at the Iberian Peninsula as a whole, we have no boundaries from the point of view of deployment and production centers”.

It was also in this context of the vitality of a cross-cutting industry, essential for placing production processes on a sustainable route, that many personalities from the institutional, social and economic sectors gathered at a gala dinner that brought together more than 600 people in the Oval Room of the National Art Museum of Catalonia, including the main businessmen in the chemical industry. The president of Bondalti, João de Mello, was present at the event, which included an intervention by the president of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and CEO of BASF, Martin Brudermüller.

As a balance sheet, the president of the Organizing Committee of Expoquimia, Carles Navarro, said that “this edition was very revealing of the dynamism of the chemical sector, serving to unite and strengthen the industry in its transformation process and in the improvement of its competitiveness at European level”.

Collected the “intelligence” of the sector

The Bondalti space was integrated into the area called “Smart Chemistry Smart Future”, an initiative promoted by the Business Federation of the Spanish Chemical Industry (FEIQUE), of which Bondalti is a member, and where 15 other entities were present.

The “Smart Chemistry Smart Future” focused on the Green Deal and aimed to publicize the contribution of leading companies in the chemical industry to the fulfillment of the goals set out in this large European project and the Sustainable Development Goals established by the UN, through innovative solutions in the field of circularity, decarbonization, bioproducts and disruptive processes such as green hydrogen and lithium.

The objective of the plan launched by the European Commission is, remember, to make Europe the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050 and, by the end of the decade, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% compared to 1990 values (“Fit for 55” program).

In addition to the many networking initiatives carried out, we also highlight the interventions of two Bondalti representatives from the areas of new business and sustainability in the smarttalks program. José Nogueira, coordinator of the hydrogen area, addressed the topic “New Energies for a Sustainable Society”, and Susana Carvalho, sustainability and climate transition coordinator, presented the “Bondalti Climate Transition Program”.

The next edition of Expoquimia will take place in June 2026, at the same location.