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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. provides atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment, and services worldwide. The company operates in Merchant Gases, Tonnage Gases, Electronics and Performance Materials, and Equipment and Energy segments. The Merchant Gases segment sells atmospheric gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, and argon; process gases, such as hydrogen, helium, and carbon dioxide; specialty gases; temporary gas supply services; and equipment for the metals, glass, electronics, chemical processing, food processing, healthcare, general manufacturing, and petroleum and natural gas industries. The Tonnage Gases segment offers hydrogen, carbon monoxide, nitrogen, oxygen, and syngas to the energy production and refining, chemical, and metallurgical industries. The Electronics and Performance Materials segment provides nitrogen trifluoride, arsine, phosphine, white ammonia, silicon tetrafluoride, carbon tetrafluoride, hexafluoroethane, tungsten hexafluoride, and critical etch gases; and tonnage gases, chemicals mechanical planarization slurries, specialty chemicals, services, and equipment for the manufacture of silicon and compound semiconductors and thin film transistor liquid crystal displays. This segment offers performance materials for a range of products, including coatings, inks, adhesives, civil engineering, personal care, institutional and industrial cleaning, mining, oil refining, and polyurethanes. The Equipment and Energy segment designs, manufactures, and sells cryogenic equipment for air separation, hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction, and helium distribution to the petrochemical manufacturing, oil and gas recovery and processing, and steel and primary metals processing industries. This segment also provides plant design, engineering, procurement, and construction management services. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

20,900 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/24/14
Founded in 1940

air products & chemicals inc (APD) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President,...
Total Annual Compensation: $295.4K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $529.0K
Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Complianc...
Total Annual Compensation: $565.6K
Executive Vice President of Industrial Gases
Total Annual Compensation: $491.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

air products & chemicals inc (APD) Key Developments

Air Products Supplies NASA Orion Launch Beginning New Era of Space Travel

Air Products played a key role, as it always has in NASA space exploration, when the Orion EFT-1 carried by a Delta IV Heavy rocket lifted off the launch pad signaling the beginning of a new era in deep space travel. Spanning what is over a 50 year working relationship, Air Products now adds Orion's lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to its list of support for NASA space missions by providing a reliable supply of industrial gases and other services. Air Products had also fueled all NASA travels of the Space Shuttle, Apollo, and earlier Mercury missions. The Orion EFT-1 was originally scheduled for launch yesterday, but several factors postponed it until December 5, 2014. The delay also required some quick action on the part of Air Products, which needed to promptly deliver to the site an additional five trailers of liquid hydrogen and two more trailers of liquid helium from production facilities to replace product already used during the initial launch attempt. The earlier delivery of industrial gases for the initial launch included much larger quantities of liquid hydrogen and liquid helium, which is stored in large tanks at Cape Canaveral for use during lift off. Hydrogen is used in the propellant fuel mix for the rocket, and helium is an inerting gas used to purge and help force the fuel to the engines. Orion's mission after lifting off from the Delta IV Heavy rocket is to perform the first flight test in space of the spacecraft that is designed to carry astronauts on exploration missions into deep space. Orion is flying this mission without astronauts and is to orbit the Earth twice and reach about 3,600 miles above the planet, which is 15 times higher than the International Space Station, before its return to Earth where it is to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean and be recovered by NASA and U.S. Navy teams.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Provides Earnings Guidance for the full year of 2015

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. provided earnings guidance for the full year of 2014. For the quarter, the company expects capital expenditures around 1.7% to 1.9%.

Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Approves Amended and Restated Bylaws

On November 20, 2014, the Board of Directors of Air Products and Chemicals Inc. approved amended and restated bylaws for the company. Article IV, Section 1 was amended to update the officers of the Company to specifically include a Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Presidents; to provide that officers of the Company subject to Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, must be elected by the Board, shall hold office for such term as the Board may prescribe, and may be removed by the Board; and to provide that all other officers of the Company may be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer, shall hold office for such term as the Chief Executive Officer may prescribe, and may be removed by the Chief Executive Officer. Article IV, Section 5 was added to prescribe the duties and responsibilities of the Chief Financial Officer of the Company and to clarify that the Secretary of the Company has responsibility for the share register of the Company.


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