P.K. Chan (left) of Eliokem Inc. discusses industry issues with Firestone Natural Rubber Co.'s Cliff Bailey (center) and David Hyatt of Omnova Solutions Inc. at the International Latex Conference, held July 25-26 in Charlotte, N.C. The conference featured presentations and drew latex company officials from around the world. It also provided networking opportunities for industry representatives. For coverage of the event, see pages 10 and 11.