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Asahi Glass, Adeka, and Kaneka Exit Chlor-Alkali and VCM Ventures

8:40 AM MST | January 6, 2012

Asahi Glass (Tokyo), Adeka Corp. (Tokyo), and Kaneka (Osaka) plan to exit their two joint ventures with Shin-Etsu Chemical and Mitsubishi Chemical that produce chlorine and caustic soda, and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM). The jv’s, Kashima Chlorine & Alkali (Kamisu, Japan) and Kashima Vinyl Chloride Monomer (Kamisu), will operate as subsidiaries of Shin-Etsu. 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.” Shin-Etsu did not...

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