Helpful Links

You will find a wealth of information regarding recycled paperboard and more at the organizations below:

  • American Forest & Paper Association
    The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy.

  • Earth911.com
    Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how help protect the environment.

  • Paperrecycles.org
    A program of the American Forest & Paper Association, this website provides information on paper and the environment, workplace, school and community recycling.

  • The 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance
    Learn about 100% recycled paperboard at this site run by an alliance of 100% recycled paperboard manufacturers.

  • TAPPI
    TAPPI is the association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries and publisher of Paper360° and TAPPI JOURNAL.

  • US Environmental Protection Agency
    Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources. Recycling programs are managed at the state and local level — find information on recycling in your community.


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.