Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. engages in the business of industrial gases and offers atmospheric and processes gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, such as refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverages. It operates through the following segments: Industrial Gases-Americas; Industrial Gases-EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa); Industrial Gases-Asia; Industrial Gases-Global; Materials Technologies; and Corporate and Other. The Industrial Gases segment, which covers Americas, EMEA, Asia, and Global markets, produces atmospheric gases such as 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 and processing of gases such as air separation units and non-cryogenic generators. The Materials Technologies segment provides solutions to a broad range of global industries through chemical synthesis, analytical technology, process engineering, and surface science. It comprises business divisions: Performance Materials, which is focused on a portfolio of additives products that provide high value properties at low cost across a variety of industries, and Electronic Materials, which is focused on supplying critical materials and equipment to the semiconductor industry. The Corporate and Other segment includes two global equipment businesses, liquefied natural gas sale of equipment business and liquid helium and liquid hydrogen transport and storage containers business. The company was founded by Leonard Parker Pool in 1940 and is headquartered in Allentown, PA.