Alexandra Diehl (left), sales and logistics manager, North America, for PolymerLatex GmbH, found a few moments to visit with Dave Thomas, manager of research and development at Best Manufacturing Co., during a conference break. * Above, Jim Finn, International Latex Conference chairman and president of Akron Dispersions, donned a tuxedo in honor of the conference's 10th anniversary. At left, Muffet Frische checks out the pasta bar during the Latex Conference's 10th anniversary gala evening. Behind her in the white shirt is husband Eric Frische, chief technical officer for Space Data Corp., based in Chandler, Ariz. * At left, Hardi Tamm, head of sales and marketing for Quattromed A.S. in Estonia, at one of the conference's many presentations. Above from left, Bryan Lakin of Tech Industrials Inc., an agent for ED&F Man France S.A.S., visits with Textile Rubber Chemical Co. Inc.'s Joseph Sherman and Eric Gibson. Sherman is chemical engineer and latex chemist and Gibson is vice president and general manager of the firm's Polymer Technology Group.