AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC
Sector: Chemicals-Major Diversifd
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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. operates in the industrial gas and related industrial process equipment business worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Gases, Chemicals, and Equipment. The Gases segment recovers and distributes industrial gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, synthesis gas, and helium, as well as medical and specialty gases, which include fluorine products, rare gases, and other common gases. This segment also engages in the company's electronics business, global healthcare, power generation, and flue gas treatment businesses. The Chemicals segment produces and markets performance materials that comprise performance polymers, performance solutions, and performance products; and chemical intermediates that consist of amines and polyurethane intermediates. The Equipment segment manufactures equipment for cryogenic air separation, gas processing, natural gas liquefaction, and hydrogen purification equipment. It also designs and builds systems for recovering hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and low dew point gases using membrane technology, as well as cryogenic transportation containers for liquid helium and hydrogen. Further, this segment offers plant design, engineering, procurement, and construction management services. Air Products and Chemicals serves chemical processing, electronics, refining, food processing, medical gases, furniture cushioning, insulation, carpet underlay, bedding, and automobile seating industries. The company was founded in 1940 by Leonard P. Pool and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.