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

October 6 & 7, 2021 Roundtable
The Operating Board will host an in-person Roundtable on Water Reuse in Recycle Boxboard and Containerboard Mills – Challenges and Solutions, followed by a mill tour of Greif’s Sweetwater Mill.

For all the details, including seminar and hotel reservation links, click here.

Roundtable/Webinar Archive

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 2021 Scholarship Recipients
Click here for details.

Recent RPTA 2021 Production-Technical (P-T) Seminar
Seminar was held virtually on May 4 and 5 as an integral part of TappiCon 2021 Virtual.

RPTA supported registration at TappiCon with $100 Scholarships for up to 20 attendees per member company, registered like a rebate.

Program content is available at this member-only site.

Please be advised that RPTA will not participate in TappiCon 2021 Live next Fall (October 3 to 6). The Operating Board decided to instead focus on the RPTA’s annual Fall 2021 Roundtable and the 2022 P-T Seminar

2021 Industry Profile Study
Sampling is complete. Samples were coded for anonymity and sent to contract labs for testing. Included are 204 samples, off 62 machines at 47 mills. The 2021 Profile Study report will be published in September.

Members can access the Profile Study reports from prior years by clicking here.

RPTA Certification of Member Mills
RPTA continues the certification program first implemented in 2018 for RPTA member mills. RPTA uses a rigorous auditing process conducted by NSF to assure members and brand owners that products produced by certified mills are suited for direct food contact packaging applications. For more information, click here.

For a complete list of certified mills, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2021 Summer Webinar
The Operating Board will host a webinar on Brown Fiber Re-Pulping and Reject Handling Best Practices on July 21, 2021, presented by Steven Johnson from Kadant Black Clawson.

As in the past, RPTA members will receive multiple emails regarding webinar details and registration links, starting a few months ahead of the webinar.

2021 Fall Roundtable
Our annual Roundtable is planned for October 6 & 7, 2021 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, followed by a mill tour of Greif’s Sweetwater mill in Austell, Georgia..

Topic: Water Reuse in Recycle Boxboard and Containerboard Mills – Challenges and Solutions
RPTA will update this page as details are finalized and RPTA members will be updated by email as the dates approach.

2022 Winter Webinar
The Operating Board is tentatively planning a webinar on Building a Training from Within for sometime in January. Details TBD.