About Us

The Recycled Paperboard Technical Association is dedicated to the improvement and use of recycled paperboard and related products. Founded in the early 1950's as the Boxboard Research and Development Association, RPTA represents paper companies worldwide which manufacture products that contain a significant percentage of recycled fiber. RPTA provides a legal forum through which member companies can discuss shared technical issues and interests.

RPTA undertakes various projects that reflect the needs and interests of member companies. Examples of RPTA Activities include:

  • Networking among technical experts on issues relevant to recycled paperboard manufacturing

  • Training and other educational opportunities

  • Assuming a technical leadership role in addressing regulatory issues affecting the industry

  • Conducting benchmark studies on various areas of paperboard and containerboard production

  • Monitoring and participating in worldwide technology sharing

  • Establishing testing protocols to assure the quality and integrity of products

  • Establishing programs for use by members to assure conformance with FDA requirements


LATEST NEWS

RPTA Certifies Member Mills After Rigorous Auditing Process
In 2018 the RPTA completed a rigorous, two-year auditing process by NSF of RPTA member mills, assuring brand owners that products produced by certified RPTA member companies are suited for direct food contact packaging applications. For more information, click here.

For a complete list of certified mills, click here.

RPTA webinar - Consistency is Often Not Consistent - Best Practices/Current Technologies
Recording now available for download to RPTA members. To access recording - Click Here

UPCOMING EVENTS

2019 Industry Profile Study
Registration for the 2019 RPTA Industry Profile Study, the annual physical properties benchmarking study is underway. RPTA members who plan to register can find information on the 2019 study including the registration form here.

2019 Production-Technical Seminar
Registration Is Now Open!
To register, click here. The RPTA Production Technical Seminar will be co-located with TAPPI's PaperCon in 2019. The 2019 conference will be held in Indianapolis, IN with the RPTA sessions taking place on May 6-7, 2019. More information on this event can be found here.