Joint Naphtha Cracker Mitsubishi Chemical and Asahi Kasei form Cracker–JV

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Mitsubishi Chemical and Asahi Kasei join forces for cracker operations in Japan: Both firms agreed on forming a new joint venture for the operation of a unified naphtha cracker in Mizushima - the old sites of the individual firms will be idled...

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Tokyo/Japan – The naphtha crackers that Mitsubishi Chemical and Asahi Kasei Chemicals have in Mizushima are currently operated by Nishi Nippon Ethylene LLP. After the start-up of the joint venture in April 2016, Nishi Nippon Ethylene will perform the removal and disposal of equipment as required due to unification of the naphtha crackers.