Established in 1940, Air Products and Chemicals is one of the world s leading suppliers of industrial gases and related equipment. It serves customers in the aerospace, food, electronics, fuel, mining, health care, metal fabrication, petroleum refining, and pulp and paper industries. The company maintains a staff of more than 20,000 employees. Air Products and Chemicals operates in over 40 countries. It provides services to industrial and medical customers. The company also offers liquid nitrogen freezing systems under the Freshline brand. Air Products and Chemicals supplies oxygen, argon, hydrogen and specialty gases. In addition, it provides chemical solutions for coatings, inks and adhesives. The company s subsidiary includes Air Products Brazil.