2021 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 5, 2021.

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 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
The 2021 Industry Profile Study Report has been published for RPTA membership . It includes results from 204 samples, off 62 machines at 47 mills.

Members can access the 2021 Profile Study Report, along with 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

2022 Winter Webinar
The Operating Board will host a webinar on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

The topic is Building a Training Program from Within by Joel Scheider, President of Task Trainers, Inc. and Mark Murphy, Westrock General Manager, Lynchburg, VA

To register, follow this REGISTRATION LINK

Roundtable – Rescheduled for February 23 & 24, 2022
Water Reuse in Recycle Mills - Challenges & Solutions
Save the dates for now. RPTA will communicate details, including registration link, as we get closer to Roundtable dates.

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.