The Recycled Paperboard Technical Association is a non-profit association that brings together the expertise of paper mills worldwide that manufacture products from at least 90 percent recovered fiber. RPTA is dedicated to the improvement of the recycled paperboard industry.
RPTA member companies have been recycling recovered paper since the turn of the 20th century. This heritage of responsible resource management has forged a tradition of innovation and ingenuity that is unmatched in the paper-making industry.
Serving the needs of companies engaged in producing recycled paperboard since 1953, RPTA is dedicated to the improvement of the industry through product stewardship, benchmarking, materials investigations, and education.
Read about RPTA's long-standing commitment to the use of recovered fiber and recycling here.
This year, RPTA has presented scholarships to two outstanding students who have shown significant initiative and interest in the recycled paperboard sector. Erik Nelson from SUNY Syracuse's College of Environmental Science and Forestry, currently studying in Munich, Germany and David Lovato from NC State's Paper Science and Engineering School are our 2016 winners. Congratulations Erik and David!
Dave Briere, RPTA Board President (right) presents scholarship to David Lovato (center) with Dr. Med Byrd, Chair of the North Carolina State University's Paper Science and Engineering School (left).
Dave Briere, RPTA Board President (right) presents scholarship to Dr. Gary Scott, Chairman of the SUNY Syracuse's College of Environmental Science and Forestry on behalf of Erik Nelson.
2016 Production-Technical Seminar was a great success!
For those members unable to attend, or those who want access to the slide presentations, they can be found here.
2016 Webinar Series
The first webinar of 2016, “Using Predictive Models to Increase Mill Production and Quality” presented by Gary Hopkins, was held on May 6th. Members may access the webinar recording here.
Past Webinars are available to RPTA members here.