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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.

2021 Summer Webinar
On July 21, 2021, the RPTA Operating Board hosted a webinar on Brown Fiber Re-Pulping and Reject Handling Best Practices.

Presented by Steven Johnson, Applications Engineer, Kadant Black Clawson, and moderated by Dave Pearson, General Manager, Westrock.

The Webinar recording and a pdf file of the slides are available at this member-only site.

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 Fall Roundtable

Water Reuse in Recycle Mills - Challenges & Solutions

If the COVID-19 situation allows, our annual Roundtable is planned for October 6 & 7. The free Seminar will be held on October 6th at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center.

We will tour Greif’s Sweetwater mill in Austell, Georgia, on the 7th.  

The Roundtable registration is exclusive and free for RPTA member companies.

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

Early registration is encouraged for planning purposes. 

The RPTA Operating Board may have to convert the in-person event to a hybrid live/virtual event or a full virtual event.  We will communicate any change to registrants soon after a decision to change is made.

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

2022 P-T Seminar
RPTA’s annual Production-Technical Seminar will be held in Charlotte, NC on May 2nd and 3rd, co-located with TAPPICon 2022.