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.


This year, RPTA has presented scholarships to two outstanding students who have shown significant initiative and interest in the recycled paperboard sector. Erik Nelson from SUNY Syracuse's College of Environmental Science and Forestry, currently studying in Munich, Germany and David Lovato from NC State's Paper Science and Engineering School are our 2016 winners. Congratulations Erik and David!

Dave Briere, RPTA Board President (right) presents scholarship to David Lovato (center) with Dr. Med Byrd, Chair of the North Carolina State University's Paper Science and Engineering School (left).

Dave Briere, RPTA Board President (right) presents scholarship to Dr. Gary Scott, Chairman of the SUNY Syracuse's College of Environmental Science and Forestry on behalf of Erik Nelson.


2017 Production-Technical Seminar
Interested in presenting at RPTA's Production-Technical Seminar? RPTA is seeking Technical Presentations for its 2017 seminar. This event will be co-located with TAPPI's PaperCon, April 24-25, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. To view the call for papers, click here.

Copies of the 2016 Production-Technical seminar presentations can be found here.

2016 Webinar Series
The 2016 webinar series continues with the webinar; "Creating a Culture of Actively Engaged People", to be presented by Conrad Lehfeldt of TeamTrek on September 21. For more information on this event and to register, click here.

To access a recording of the May webinar: "Using Predictive Models to Increase Mill Production and Quality", presented by Gary Hopkins, ProcessMiner click here. Past webinars are available to RPTA members here.

2016 Paper Mill Superintendent's Seminar/Roundtable
On October 25-26 RPTA will hold a seminar/roundtable on Refiner Optimization in Milwaukee, Wisconsin featuring representatives from Valmet. For additional information and to register for this event, click here.