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

RPTA Announces Recipients of
2022 Scholarships

Click here for details.

2022 Industry Profile Study
Registration is now open for the 2023 Annual Physical Properties Benchmarking Study.

The 2023 study will include the following grades:

  • Coated Recycled Paperboard: 16, 20, 24, 28 & 32 point
  • Bending Chip: 16, 20, 24 & 28 point
  • High-Strength Tube and Core: 20, 25 & 30 point
  • Linerboard: 26# & 42# and 31# & 35# High Performance (with at least 90% recycled content).
  • Medium: 23 #, 33# & 40# (with at least 50% recycled content.)

If you have not received the required registration and sample submission forms, along with sample requirements, then click here to download the three documents. Samples must be received by RPTA between March 1, 2023 and April 7, 2023

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

2022 P-T Seminar
Presentations from the May Production-Technical Seminar, are available at this member-only page.

Summer 2022 Webinar
On July 13th we held a webinar on Making Product Suitable for Food Contact. The webinar recording and presentation slides are available 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. The webinar presentation slides are available at this member-only page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Winter Webinar (Jan or Feb)
Felt Cleaning and Conditioning
Details to follow.

2023 P-T Seminar (April)
The 2023 Production-Technical Seminar will be held in Atlanta on April 24 and 25, co-located with TAPPICon. RPTA members selected these seminar topics:

  1. Safer Operations
  2. Fiber Recovery Optimization
  3. Process Data Best Practices
  4. Wet End Operations

The Seminar will be moderated by Jeff Lyman, VP Mill Operations, Ox Industries and Mark Murphy, General Manager, Westrock,

Registration and hotel arrangements are managed through TAPPI and details will be communicated as they become available.