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Recycled paper board is an important component of an environmentally responsible and sustainable future that can and should be used in a wide number of applications. Here you will be able to keep up with the most pressing issues related to the RPTA and recycled paperboard.

Mineral Oil

Currently, mineral oil in recycled paperboard food packaging has been identified by some researchers as a concern. The safety of recycled paperboard food packaging is of the utmost priority to the paperboard industry. Our packaging complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for safe food packaging which establish the levels of suitable purity applicable to food packaging applications in the United States.

Read more here about RPTA and Mineral Oil:

The Comprehensive Program for Food Contact Paperboard

Over a decade ago, members of the Recycled Paperboard Technical Association developed a comprehensive program to ensure that recycled paperboard can be safely used in food packaging in full compliance with U.S. legal and scientific standards. This program includes regular, ongoing testing that looks for a broad range of potential impurities. It also requires implementation of Good Manufacturing Practices and careful sourcing of recovered fiber to enable manufacturers to assure recycled paperboard is suitably pure.

Read more about the RPTA Comprehensive Program.


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, which is administered 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 several weeks 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 Program from Within for sometime in January. Details TBD.