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.

Roundtable/Webinar Archive

January 25, 2023
A webinar on Felt Cleaning and Conditioning, was presented by Mike Riffle of Voith. Use these links to access presentation slides and the webinar recording.

October 19, 2022
Seminar on Paper Machine Clothing Design, covering the impact of forming, press and dryer fabrics on paper machine operations. Presentation slides are available at this link.

July 13, 2022
Webinar on Making Product Suitable for Food Contact. The full webinar recording is available here.
Additionally, a copy of the presentation slides are available at this link.

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

2022 Industry Profile Study
Registration is complete, with 69 paper machines at 48 mills registered. Samples must be received by April 7, 2023, to be included in study.

Members can access reports from prior years at this member-only page.

2022 RPTA Fall Roundtable
On October 19th, we held an in-person seminar on Paper Machine Clothing Design, covering the impact of forming, press and dryer fabrics on paper machine operations. Roundtable presentation slides are available at this member-only page.

Winter Webinar
On January 25, 2023, we held a virtual webinar on Felt Cleaning and Conditioning, covering the mechanical and chemical processes to keep felts operating effectively with optimum felt life. The webinar recording and presentation slides are available at this member-only page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2023 P-T Seminar (April)
The 2023 Production-Technical Seminar will be held in Atlanta on April 24 and 25, co-located with TAPPICon.

  • Safer Operations
  • Fiber Recovery Optimization
  • Process Data Best Practices
  • Wet End Operations

Click here for full RPTA Seminar agenda.

Register @ www.TAPPICon.org

  • Register for the P-T Seminar alone or TAPPICon which includes the Seminar.
  • Early bird rate ends March 24.
  • There are significant mill/company group registration discounts.
  • See "Hotel/Travel" on TAPPI page to plan your trip.

YOU ARE INVITED to two RPTA free member-only special events:

  • Member Lunch on April 24
  • Roundtable Breakfast on April 25

Click here to attend one or both special events. Deadline to sign up is April 17th.