Leadership and Governance

RPTA Operating Board

The technical agenda of the Recycled Paperboard Technical Association is managed by the RPTA Operating Board. Made up of primarily technical directors from member companies, the Operating Board identifies technical projects and studies to be undertaken by the Association and creates the agenda for the yearly Production-Technical Seminar. The Operating Board also oversees the development of the Roundtable/Webinar educational program series that RPTA holds three times per year geared toward mill technical, production, and energy experts.

Operating Board Officers

Chair
Jeff Lyman
Ox Industries

Vice Chair
Mark Murphy
Liberty Paper

RPTA Product Stewardship Task Force

RPTA Board of Trustees


LATEST NEWS

RPTA Announces Recipients of
2022 Scholarships

Click here for details.

Industry Profile Study
The 2022 Industry Profile Study is underway. This year samples of 21 different grades off 68 paper machines are included.
The target report date for the 2022 Study is September 1.
Members can access reports from prior years at this member-only page.

2022 P-T Seminar
RPTA’s annual Production-Technical Seminar was held May 2nd and 3rd at the Charlotte Convention Center, co-located with TAPPICon 2022

There were four very informative sessions covering Contaminant Removal, Refining, Paper Machine Drying and Threading Safety & Guarding. Copies of all presentations made are available at this member-only page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Operating Board has selected paper machine clothing as the 2022 RPTA Fall Roundtable topic. It will include a tour of a supplier’s manufacturing facilities. The dates and location will be published as soon as arrangements are made.

The 2023 RPTA Production-Technical Seminar will be held April 24th and 25th, 2023 at the Cobb Convention Center in Atlanta. The Operating Board will recruit speakers on wet end improvements; DAF and fiber recovery optimization; process data collection and use; and safety improvements from dryers through calendar stacks.