Membership Criteria

There are three categories of members in RPTA.

  • General — available to companies engaged in the business of manufacturing recycled paperboard or containerboard in which recovered fiber constitutes at least ninety percent of the fibrous raw material. General members are afforded the benefit of all RPTA activities.

  • Technical — available to companies engaged in the business of manufacturing recycled paperboard or containerboard in which recovered fiber constitutes at least ninety percent of the fibrous raw material, but are not involved in food-related packaging. Technical members are eligible to participate in all activities of RPTA except those associated with food packaging.

  • Protocol — available to manufacturers of fiber-based products with recycled content who are interested in using their products in food-related applications but are not eligible for General Membership because, for example, the company does not produce paperboard products with ninety percent recycled content.

Membership dues are assessed annually at the instruction of, and approved by, the Association's Board of Trustees. All dues, in each classification, are based on the common denominator of annual total tons produced/sold of relevant material. At this time, only manufacturers of recycled paperboard and related products are eligible for membership.

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2017 RPTA Scholarship Recipients
Jonathan Fitch, Western Michigan University Chemical Engineering & Paper Engineering Science major, awarded 2017 RPTA scholarship.
Brad Kirby, Miami University of Ohio Chemical Engineering major, 2017 RPTA Scholarship recipient.
Abigail Cortright, Western University Paper Engineering major, 2017 RPTA Research Grant recipient.
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2017 Industry Profile Study
Testing for the 2017 RPTA Industry Profile Study, the annual physical properties benchmarking study is underway. The annual report should be available to RPTA members in September 2017.

2017 Production-Technical Seminar
The 2017 RPTA Production Technical Seminar was co-located with TAPPI's PaperCon in 2017. The 2017 conference was held in Minneapolis, MN with the RPTA sessions taking place on April 24-25, 2017. More information on this event can be found here.

Plans are being made for the 2018 Production Technical Seminar, co-located with PaperCon for April 15-18 In Charlotte, North Carolina.

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