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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

Industry Benchmarking Survey
Based on membership feedback, we have decided not to conduct the Survey in 2024. We will use the temporary pause to consider ways to improve the Survey and to establish the new Survey frequency. All decisions will be communicated widely to our membership. All past Survey reports can be accessed at this member-only page.

Narrow Roll Safety Guideline
Available at this web page.

2023 RPTA Fall Roundtable
The annual member-only Fall Roundtable last year covered New Paper Mill Technology. It included presentations by Voith and Valmet and a tour of the new paper mill operations at Graphic Packaging International’s Kalamazoo Mill. Seminar slides are available 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Production-Technical Seminar
Our next P-T Seminar will be on April 29 and 30, at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, co-located with TAPPICon 2024. Session topics are:

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

As in past years, registration is through www.TAPPICon.org

Summer Webinar
The webinar will be on in-line freeness control. Details to follow.