2022 Scholarship Application

The Recycled Paperboard Technical Association invites you to apply for the RPTA Scholarship, recognizing outstanding students who are interested in the recycled paperboard industry.

To qualify, a student must earn at least a 3.25 GPA, have declared a major in paper engineering or science, and have served or will serve as a cooperative student or intern at a recycled paperboard mill. In addition, the student must complete a short essay explaining his/her interest in the recycled paperboard industry.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY March 15, 2022.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Please note that you will be asked to upload your resumé, a copy of your grade transcript, your essay, and up to three other relevant documents (optional) that would demonstrate your interest in the recycled paperboard industry when you submit this form.

Please have all your materials available prior to filling out this form. You will not be able to edit the form once you submit.

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LATEST NEWS

RPTA Announces Recipients of
2022 Scholarships

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Industry Profile Study
The 2022 Industry Profile Study is underway. This year samples of 21 different grades off 68 paper machines are included.
The target report date for the 2022 Study is September 1.
Members can access reports from prior years at this member-only page.

2022 P-T Seminar
RPTA’s annual Production-Technical Seminar was held May 2nd and 3rd at the Charlotte Convention Center, co-located with TAPPICon 2022

There were four very informative sessions covering Contaminant Removal, Refining, Paper Machine Drying and Threading Safety & Guarding. Copies of all presentations made are available at this member-only page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer 2022 Webinar
On July 13th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, the Operating Board will host a webinar moderated by Chuck Legatt, General Manager of Liberty Paper Inc. Kate McGlynn, of RPTA, will present
Making Product Suitable for Food Contact.

Learn about the unique challenges and requirements associated with making product destined for food-contact packaging, especially when making product with recovered fiber.

Use Use this link to register for this member only webinar.

2022 RPTA Fall Roundtable
The Operating Board has selected paper machine clothing as the 2022 RPTA Fall Roundtable topic. It will include a tour of a supplier’s manufacturing facilities. The dates, location and logistical details will be published as soon as arrangements are made.

2023 RPTA Production-Technical Seminar
The 2023 RPTA P-T Seminar will be held April 24th and 25th, 2023 at the Cobb Convention Center in Atlanta. The Operating Board will recruit speakers on wet end improvements; DAF and fiber recovery optimization; process data collection and use; and safety improvements from dryers through calendar stacks. Stay tuned.