Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Delaware corporation originally founded in 1940, serves customers globally with a unique portfolio of products, services, and solutions that include atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, equipment, and services. The Company is the world's largest supplier of hydrogen and has built leading positions in growth markets such as helium and liquefied natural gas ("LNG") process technology and equipment. The Company also develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world's largest industrial gas projects, including gasification projects that sustainably convert abundant natural resources into syngas for the production of high-value power, fuels and chemicals.
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During its fiscal year ended 30 September 2019 ("fiscal year 2019"), the Company reported its continuing operations in five reporting segments under which it managed its operations, assessed performance, and reported earnings: Industrial Gases - Americas; Industrial Gases - EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa); Industrial Gases - Asia; Industrial Gases - Global; and Corporate and other.