HOUSTON—The International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers opened registration for its International Symposium: Health Risks of Lower Olefins.
The event will take place at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality offices in Austin, Texas, from Nov. 5-6. The American Chemistry Council's Olefins Panel is also a financial sponsor for the event.
IISRP Managing Director James McGraw said this is the fifth time the organization has coordinated the international symposium.
Five speaking sessions are planned, including a final day panel discussion. McGraw said he expects up to 20 scientists to present their research on butadiene, chloroprene, ethylene and propylene.
The IISRP is an international not-for-profit association with 60 corporate members, based in 21 countries. Member companies produce 80 percent of the world's supply of synthetic rubber, according to the IISRP. The association is headquartered in Houston with has regional offices in Beijing and Milan, Tokyo.