Today, as before, we manufacture vital chemical products on a daily basis, essential to the wellbeing of our modern society. Inorganic and organic chemical products such as chlorine and aniline, nitric and sulforic acids and hydrochloric, caustic soda or nitrobenzene, among others. Products that are present in the purification process of the water we consume, that are used in the pharmaceutical, rubber and paper industries. Also, products used as raw materials in the manufacturing of polyurethanes (MDI) and bleaches.
These products are exported to many parts of Europe: Spain, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Germany are just a few examples, among others. CUF holds the first place in the sale of aniline in Europe, as an unintegrated producer, and it’s the third biggest Iberian producer of chlorine. We annually export more than 90 percent of our total production.
CUF is the biggest Portuguese chemical industry – integrated in a part of an old and prestigious family-based group. But, better than the financial results, CUF cherishes its values: Innovation, Competence and Human Development. It's considered to be an employer of excellence that works with the main Portuguese universities and also develops projects with research centres in Spain, United Kingdom, Germany and the United States, among others.
Development and Innovation are important to CUF. We work with the chemicals of the future at an industrial scale. From Coimbra, new products are shipped for the whole world, nanostructured materials such as yttria-stabilized zirconia, manufactured thanks with a technology patented by CUF.
It’s this experience, this knowledge accumulated over many generations and through several industrial and technological revolutions, always reinventing itself by innovation, that is the main equity accumulated by CUF. An equity of trust and quality. An equity that is a guarantee for the future.