Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, electronics and performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide. It operates through Industrial Gases – Americas, Industrial Gases – Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Industrial Gases – Asia, Industrial Gases – Global, Materials Technologies, and Energy-from-Waste segments. The company produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and rare gases; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, syngas, and specialty gases; and equipment for the production or processing of gases comprising air separation units and non-cryogenic generators for customers in various industries, including metals, glass, chemical processing, electronics, energy production and refining, food processing, metallurgical, medical, and general manufacturing. It also designs and manufactures equipment for air separation, hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction, and liquid helium and liquid hydrogen transport and storage. In addition, the company processes waste materials and generates renewable power for customers under long-term contracts; and provides specialty gases, specialty chemicals, services, and equipment to the electronics industry primarily for the manufacture of silicon and compound semiconductors and thin film transistor liquid crystal displays, as well as performance chemical solutions for the coatings, inks, adhesives, construction and civil engineering, personal care, institutional and industrial cleaning, mining, oil refining, and polyurethanes industries. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.