Recycled Paperboard (RPTA)

April 26 - 29, 2020 | Atlanta, GA, USA

Recycled Paperboard Technical Association's Production-Technical (RPTA P-T) Seminar

Co-Located with PaperCon 2020

The Seminar focuses on issues that affect the ability of the recycled paperboard manufacturers to meet the growing demands of the marketplace, including fiber supply and reliability, energy efficiency, production efficiency, maintenance and reliability, and emerging issues.

Information members learn through the P-T Seminars will help companies make the highest quality recycled paperboard while reducing costs and environmental impacts. This year the Seminar will focus on topics relevant to manufacturers of recycled board grades such as multi-ply paperboard, linerboard, tube and core, and gypsum liner.


Recycled Paperboard Track Program

Visit our website often for program updates as the program is subject to change.


Sunday, April 26

2:00PM – 5:00PM RPTA Operating Board **  
5:00PM – 7:00PM RPTA Reception    
Monday, April 27
1:30PM – 3:00PM
RPTA1: Recycled Fiber of the Future
    Session Chair: Dave Pearson, WestRock  
      RPTA1.1 How the US Paperboard Industry Will Solve the Country's Recycling Crisis Bill Moore, Moore & Associates
      RPTA1.2 Recycled Fiber Markets:  Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics Matt Elhardt, Fisher
      RPTA1.3 Recycling What We Make Rhea Hale, WestRock
3:30PM – 5:00PM
RPTA2: Stock Prep Strategies to Optimize Strength for Recycle Paper Board Grades
    Session Chair: Dave Pearson, WestRock  
      RPTA2.1 Sheet Property Improvement Using a Fraction of Micro Fibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Fibers Steven Johnson, Kadant
      RPTA2.2 A Single Approach for a Multifaceted Result when Processing Recycled Fibre Niklas Tunell, Cellwood Machinery
      RPTA2.3 Upgrading of Poor Quality Recycled Fibre for Packaging Grades Ajit Ghosh, AKG Process Consulting

Tuesday, April 28

6:45AM – 7:45AM Multi-ply Board Machine Roundtable for Mill Personnel *** Organized by RPTA (Breakfast provided)
8:00AM – 10:00AM
RPTA3: Water Reuse in Recycle Boxboard and Containerboard Mills - Challenges and Solutions
    Session Chair: Dana Pelletier, Greif  
      RPTA3.1 Malodors in Finished Paper and Paperboard Products Related to Water System Closure Linda R Robertson, International Microbial Associates
      RPTA3.2 Consequences of Water Reduction in Recycled Paperboard Manufacturing and Recommended Treatment Approaches Davit Sharoyan, Solenis
      RPTA3.3 Understanding and Avoiding Corrosion Caused by Water Reduction and Reuse W. B. A. (Sandy) Sharp, SharpConsultant
      RPTA3.4 Improving Strength by Proper Process Water Management Ignacio De San Pio, RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden
1:30PM – 3:00PM
RPTA4: Building the Future Papermaker
    Session Chair: Dana Pelletier, Greif  
      RPTA4.1 TBA  
      RPTA4.2 Refreshing Our Analytical Problem Solving Skills Kim William Robinson, Process Solutions Group
      RPTA4.3 Building a Training Program from Within Mark Murphy, WestRock & Joel Scheider, Task Trainers