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Asahi Glass, Adeka, and Kaneka to Exit Chlor-Alkali and VCM Ventures with Shin-Etsu and Mitsubishi

2:57 AM MST | December 16, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Glass (Tokyo), Adeka Corp. (Tokyo), and Kaneka (Osaka), plan to exit their two joint ventures with Shin-Etsu Chemical and Mitsubishi Chemical - Kashima Chlorine & Alkali (Kamisu, Japan) and Kashima Vinyl Chloride Monomer (Kamisu). The two jvs will now operate as subsidiaries of Shin-Etsu Chemical. The companies did not disclose the new ownership structure. The new ownership structure “in these two joint ventures is now under discussion,” Shin-Etsu tells CW. “We will finalize a contract between each company.” The company did not...

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