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The Plaza Group to Join International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP) to Better Serve Partners

Leading international petrochemical marketer The Plaza Group joins IISRP to support clients in synthetic rubber industry.

Houston, TX, June 29, 2011 --( The Plaza Group, a leading international petrochemical marketing company, will join the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers, Inc. (IISRP) on July 1. As a new affiliate member, The Plaza Group will actively support the IISRP mission to further the long-term growth of the synthetic rubber industry worldwide, benefiting synthetic rubber material producers, customers and end users.

Randy Velarde, The Plaza Group President, said joining IISRP supports The Plaza Group’s mission to provide the highest level of customer service and in-depth industry knowledge to its suppliers as well as end users who need synthetic rubber products, supporting continued growth for the The Plaza Group within the synthetic rubber industry. “Becoming an IISRP member reinforces The Plaza Group’s commitment to the synthetic rubber industry,” said Velarde. “It provides an opportunity to learn about and discuss trends affecting the synthetic rubber industry and in turn apply that knowledge to ensure we provide the best service to The Plaza Group customers.”

The Plaza Group is a marketer of a number of synthetic rubber products including Acrylonitrile-Butadiene (NBR), Emulsion Polymerized Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (E-SBR), Solution Polymerized Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR), Ethylene-Propylene (EPR), Polybutadiene rubber (BR), Synthetic lattices, and Thermoplastic rubber (TPR). In turn, the company sells these synthetic raw materials to companies that manufacture and formulate rubber components and compounds for the automotive industry. Other applications include technical goods, industrial belting, hoses and tubing, foam and sponge products, adhesives, cables, gaskets, building materials, and even in the inner core of golf balls.

The IISRP is an international not-for-profit trade association with 39 corporate members domiciled in 21 countries who produce 95 percent of the world supply of synthetic rubber. Incorporated in 1960 and headquartered in Houston, the Institute also supports offices in Milan and Tokyo. In order to be a member of the IISRP a company must be a manufacturer of a synthetic rubber polymer that is within the product scope of the Institute or a be vendor partner to those manufacturers. For more information, visit

About The Plaza Group
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Houston, The Plaza Group is a multi-million dollar international marketing company of refinery and petrochemical products. The company is a marketer of certain chemical products for Blue Island Phenol LLC, Husky Oil, Frontier Oil, CEPSA, Mitsui, Dow, Polimeri Europa, Sumitomo and Total Petrochemicals. For orders call (800) 876-3738 or visit the company’s web site at

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Kayleigh Fitch
440.333.0001 ext. 105

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