FAIRLAWN, Ohio—Latex industry innovations took the spotlight during the first day of the 2019 International Latex Conference, organized by Rubber & Plastics News and Akron Dispersions. The biannual event opened Aug. 6 at the Akron/Fairlawn Hilton in Fairlawn.
Overseen by Conference Chairman Jim Finn, the first day of the two-day event featured 11 presentations that highlighted industry trends and the latest innovations in areas such as feedstock, testing, materials and processing.
Networking opportunities were offered throughout the day, including a barbecue lunch, courtesy of Centrotrade. Alan Grant provided refreshments during the program.
A latex trivia game concluded the first day of the event and a networking reception was held afterward, courtesy of Tiarco Chemical.
Event co-organizer, Akron Dispersions, sponsored a special casino night at the event later in the evening.