The Recycled Paperboard Technical Association is a non-profit association that brings together the expertise of paper mills worldwide that manufacture products from at least 90 percent recovered fiber. RPTA is dedicated to the improvement of the recycled paperboard industry.

RPTA member companies have been recycling recovered paper since the turn of the 20th century. This heritage of responsible resource management has forged a tradition of innovation and ingenuity that is unmatched in the paper-making industry.

Serving the needs of companies engaged in producing recycled paperboard since 1953, RPTA is dedicated to the improvement of the industry through product stewardship, benchmarking, materials investigations, and education.

Read about RPTA's long-standing commitment to the use of recovered fiber and recycling here.


The Recycled Paperboard Technical Association invites you to apply for the RPTA Scholarship, recognizing outstanding students interested in the recycled paperboard industry. To qualify, a student must earn at least a 3.25 GPA, have declared him/herself a major in paper engineering or science, and have served or will serve as a cooperative student or intern at a recycled paperboard mill. In addition, the student must complete a short essay explaining his/her interest in the recycled paperboard industry. For more information click here.


Registration is now open for the 2016 Physical Properties Benchmarking Study. To register, click here. For more information on participating in the 2016 Study, click here.

2016 Production-Technical Seminar
May 16-17, 2016
Cincinnati, OH
In Conjunction with
TAPPI'S 2016 PaperCon

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2015 Webinar recordings and Roundtable presentations can be found here.

Recordings of the 2015 Production-Technical Seminar sessions are available to members here.

Members may also access just the slide presentations here.