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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 through four segments: Merchant Gases, Tonnage Gases, Electronics and Performance Materials, and Equipment and Energy. The Merchant Gases segment sells atmospheric gases, such as oxygen, nitrogen, and argon; process gases comprising hydrogen and helium and carbon dioxide; and medical and specialty gases for the metal, glass, chemical processing, food processing, healthcare, steel, 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, silane, arsine, phosphine, white ammonia, silicon tetrafluoride, carbon tetrafluoride, hexafluoromethane, critical etch gases, and tungsten hexafluoride; and tonnage gases, chemicals mechanical planarization slurries, specialty chemicals, and services and equipment for the manufacture of silicon and compound semiconductors, and thin film transistor liquid crystal displays. This segment also 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 and manufactures cryogenic equipment for air separation, hydrocarbon recovery and purification, natural gas liquefaction, and helium distribution; and provides plant design, engineering, procurement, and construction management services for the chemical and petrochemical manufacturing, oil and gas recovery and processing, and steel and primary metals processing industries. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

21,300 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/26/13
Founded in 1940

air products & chemicals inc (APD) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $380.1K
Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Complianc...
Total Annual Compensation: $518.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Announces Management Changes

Stephen J. Jones, Senior Vice President and General Manager - Tonnage Gases, Equipment and Energy and China President of Air Products and Chemicals Inc. will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Effective immediately, Mr. Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer will assume Mr. Jones responsibilities.

Air Products Licenses its ICEFLY(R) Cryogenic Machining Technology to Advanced Research Systems

Air Products has licensed its proprietary cryogenic machining technology to Advanced Research Systems Inc. The technology license agreement gives ARS extensive rights to Air Products' patented ICEFLY(R) Cryogenic Machining Technology, which has been applied broadly to the machining of metals and polymer materials. Included in the agreement is the transfer of ICEFLY(R) cryogen delivery equipment design information and cryogenic machining know-how developed by Air Products. ICEFLY cryogen delivery equipment is compact, easily retrofitted to automated machine tools and machining centers, and can deliver either a consistent, saturated stream of liquid nitrogen for metals machining or a preset low-temperature gaseous nitrogen stream for polymer machining. When used for metals machining, the vaporization of liquid nitrogen targeted at the cutting tool provides efficient cooling during the cutting operation, thereby enhancing tool life, enabling increased cutting speeds and feeds, and displacing the use of conventional coolants. When used for polymer machining, especially for applications within the medical segment where the use of traditional coolants may be undesirable or unacceptable, the equipment can deliver a predetermined low-temperature gaseous nitrogen stream to minimize and, in many cases, eliminate burrs on the work piece.

Air Products Creates Microsite

Air Products created a microsite aimed at helping processors overcome these challenges and optimize their overall operation. The new cryogenic grinding microsite provides technical information about Air Products' PolarFit(R) Cryogenic Size Reduction Solutions--which use liquid nitrogen to cool down feed material prior to and/or during milling--and includes illustrations that show the size reduction system configurations offered by the company. The microsite also contains some short videos that explain how exposing material to liquid nitrogen can help prevent melting or decomposition, or achieve embrittlement, resulting in a higher yield of particles in the desired target range, more uniform particle size distribution, higher production rates, improved product quality, and enhanced process safety due to the nitrogen inertness. The range of offerings available from Air Products includes turnkey cryogenic grinding systems, as well as individual components to retrofit an existing process; liquid nitrogen supply, which is available in a variety of delivery options to economically meet small- to large-volume requirements; and value-added services, such as technical assessments/improvements of existing milling systems and optimization of liquid nitrogen use. Air Products also has trial facilities located in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, where customers can test their products to determine the potential benefits of using cryogenics in their grinding processes.


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