[image_0]Qi Run Tong, Secretary General and Senior Engineer with the CSRIA, and James L. McGraw, Managing Director and CEO of the IISRP, signed the agreement with members of both associations, Sinopec, PetroChina, TSRC, and Shen Hua Chemical on hand for the signing ceremony. "This is a golden moment for both organisations stated McGraw. "We now have an IISRP Liaison, thereby establishing our presence in China and CSRIA now has access to IISRP and our publications, he added. The IISRP is an international not-for-profit trade association with over 50 corporate members, domiciled in 22 countries, who produce 80 % of the world's supply of synthetic rubber. Incorporated in 1960 and headquartered in Houston, TX, USA, the Institute supports section offices in Milan, Tokyo, and Beijing.