Seminar/Roundtable and Webinars

RPTA presents a series of member webinars and roundtables throughout the year on subjects of interest to RPTA members. These events are designed to provide members with an opportunity to learn and share knowledge on papermaking topics relevant to manufacturers of recycled board. During discussions, members are encouraged to raise questions, offer insights to solving common problems and share best practices among the membership.

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 2023 RPTA Production-Technical Seminar will be held April 24th and 25th, 2023 at the Cobb Convention Center in Atlanta.

Roundtable/Webinar Archive

February 23, 2022
Webinar on Water Reuse in Recycle Mills - Challenges & Solutions
The full webinar recording is available here with PowerPoint presentations at these links::

January 21, 2022
A webinar on Building a Training Program from Within was presented by Joel Scheider, Task Trainers, Inc. and Mark Murphy, Westrock, Lynchburg Mill. . Use these links to access presentation slides and the webinar recording.

July 21, 2021
A webinar on Brown Fiber Re-Pulping and Reject Handling Best Practices was presented by Steven Johnson, Kadant Black Clawson. Use these links to access presentation slides and the 60-minute webinar recording.

January 27, 2021
Winder Safety, with presentations by Scott Springmier and Jack Corbett, both from Valmet.
Use these links to access presentation slides and the full 60-minute webinar recording.

October 14, 2020
White Water Pre-Treatment: Control of Dissolved Organics, Biocide Usage, and VFA Production Control.
Presentations by Ryan Coda, Voith Meri; Tom Murphy, Liberty Paper; and Jamie Cutcher, Grief.
Use these links to access presentation slides and the full 90-minute webinar recording.

September 25-26, 2019
Detrashing – Best Practices/Current Technologies
Presentations by Voith and Cascades
Tour of the Cascades Niagara Falls and Greenpac mills

February 6, 2019
Consistency is Often Not Consistent- Best Practices/ Current Technologies
Presented by: Ed Melton, T5GroupLLC.
Webinar access for RPTA members

October 24-25, 2017
On Site Program - Devens, MA
WINDING AND SLITTING
Presentations by: Dienes and GL&V
Moderated by: Rich Townley, Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
Click here for the agenda

March 22, 2017
REVOLUNTARY PMC CLEANING SOLUTIONS USING LESS WATER AND ENERGY
Presented by: Gilles Boulianne, Sustainable Solution
Webinar access for RPTA members

September 21, 2016
Webinar
CREATING A CULTURE OF ACTIVELY ENGAGED PEOPLE
Presented by Conrad Lehfeldt, Team Trek
Moderated by: Rich Townley, Graphic Packaging
Webinar access for RPTA members

October 25-26, 2016
REFINER OPTIMIZTION - PRESENTED BY VALMET
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Tour of Caraustar's Wisconsin Paperboard Mill

For more information and to register for this event, click here.

May 5, 2016
Webinar
USING PREDICTIVE MODELS TO INCREASE MILL PRODUCTION AND QUALITY
Presented by Gary Hopkins, Director of Sales, Process Miner
Moderated by: Tim Hagenbuch, WestRock

Webinar access for RPTA members

May 6, 2015
Webinar
SOY FLOUR – A NEW APPROACH TO STICKIES CONTROL
Presented by: Sujit Banerjee, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Moderated by: Joanne Arnold, RPTA

Webinar access for RPTA members

May 2014
Webinar
TECHNOLOGIES FOR PAPER TAIL HANDLING AND THREADING
Presented by: Paperchine
Moderated by: Tim Hagenbuch, RockTenn

Webinar access for RPTA members

June 2014
Webinar
CANADA'S CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
Presented by: Alexandria Pike, Alexandria Pike of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Moderated by: Joanne Arnold, RPTA

Webinar access for RPTA members

September 2014
On Site Program - Charlotte, NC
VACUUM SYSTEMS
Presentations by: CVN Vooner Paper Machinery
Moderated by: Ed Melton, Seven Hills Paperboard

Click here for the agenda

December 2014
Webinar
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE & PLANNING
Presented by: PCA Consulting
Moderated by: Chris Wetherford, PaperWorks

Webinar access for RPTA members

May 2013
Webinar
FINES MANAGEMENT IN RECYCLES PAPERBOARD MILLS
Presented by: Jack Block, Ashland Water Technologies
Moderated by: Chris Wetherford, Assistant General Manager, PaperWorks Industries, Inc.

Webinar access for RPTA members

December 2013
Webinar
REJECT HANDLING SYSTEMS AND CLEANER TECHNOLOGY
Presented by: Voith Paper and Voith Meri
Moderated by: Tim Hagenbuch, Cincinnati Mill Manager, RockTenn

Webinar access for RPTA members

Check back to receive more information as it becomes available. RPTA Members, click here to receive information about these programs as they come out.


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

Summer 2022 Webinar
On July 13th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, the Operating Board will host a webinar moderated by Chuck Legatt, General Manager of Liberty Paper Inc. Kate McGlynn, of RPTA, will present
Making Product Suitable for Food Contact.

Learn about the unique challenges and requirements associated with making product destined for food-contact packaging, especially when making product with recovered fiber.

Use Use this link to register for this member only webinar.

2022 RPTA Fall Roundtable
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, location and logistical details will be published as soon as arrangements are made.

2023 RPTA Production-Technical Seminar
The 2023 RPTA P-T 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. Stay tuned.