Membership Criteria

There are three categories of members in RPTA.

  • General — available to companies engaged in the business of manufacturing recycled paperboard or containerboard in which recovered fiber constitutes at least ninety percent of the fibrous raw material. General members are afforded the benefit of all RPTA activities.

  • Technical — available to companies engaged in the business of manufacturing recycled paperboard or containerboard in which recovered fiber constitutes at least ninety percent of the fibrous raw material, but are not involved in food-related packaging. Technical members are eligible to participate in all activities of RPTA except those associated with food packaging.

  • Protocol — available to manufacturers of fiber-based products with recycled content who are interested in using their products in food-related applications but are not eligible for General Membership because, for example, the company does not produce paperboard products with ninety percent recycled content.

Membership dues are assessed annually at the instruction of, and approved by, the Association's Board of Trustees. All dues, in each classification, are based on the common denominator of annual total tons produced/sold of relevant material. At this time, only manufacturers of recycled paperboard and related products are eligible for membership.

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LATEST NEWS

Industry Benchmarking Survey
Based on member feedback, we will conduct the Profile Study every two years, instead of annually, because product properties are not expected to change significantly in one year. The next Profile Study will be initiated this December for first-quarter ’25 sampling. All past Survey reports can be accessed at this member-only page.

2024 Winter Webinar
On January 25th, we held a webinar on Waste Reduction through Separation and Upcycling, presented by Drew Kinsel, Upcycling Product Manager at Kadant Black Clawson. Webinar slides and recording are available to RPTA members only at this web page, along with materials from other past webinars.

2024 Production-Technical Seminar
We held this year’s P-T Seminar on April 29 and 30, at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Session topics were:

  1. Safer Operations
  2. Process Monitoring
  3. Multiply Machine Operations
  4. New Recyclable Packaging Developments

Presentations are available at this member-only page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer Webinar
Inline Freeness Measurement
Wednesday, July 24th at 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Eastern
Presented by Jason Shipman and Tyler Spivey, BTG. Moderated by Al Linn, Westrock.
Registration Link

Educational Event Topics Planned
Based on member polling, the RPTA Operating Board will be organizing educational events for the next year on these topic categories:

  1. Safer operations
  2. Solid waste reduction
  3. Ways to improve paper properties
  4. Wet end chemistry
  5. Grades and quality of recovered fiber

Please, let RPTA Staff know if you know of a qualified speaker on one or more of these topics..