Recycled Paperboard (RPTA)

April 28 - May 1, 2024 | Cleveland, OH

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Recycled Paperboard (RPTA)

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


The Track/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, safety, process data, 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.


Recycled Paperboard Technical Program

The program is currently under development and subject to change.
Visit our website often for program updates.

 Four Sessions, based on member interest:

Monday, April 24, 2023
11:30am - 1:00pm ET
RPTA Member Lunch          

Click here for required RSVP form

1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
Session 1: Safer Operations

Session Chair: Jeff Lyman, Ox Industries


Safer Operations with Automated Tail Threading

David Liem, Daryll Benn, Mantech Enterprises, Inc.
  RPTA1.2 Job Risk Reduction – PRO Card Program Jennifer Jackson, Graphic Packaging International

Keeping Employees Safe in Times of High Employee Turnover

Paper manufacturing managers from the RPTA Operating Board - Panel Discussion

Dana Pelletier, Grief - Fitchburg Mill
Eric Charette Bechamp, Cascades Containerboard Packaging
John Hazard, PaperWorks - Wabash Mill
Mike Gunderson, WestRock

3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
Session 2: Fiber Recovery Optimization

Session Chair: Jeff Lyman, Ox Industries

   RPTA2.1 Aphron Technology for Fiber Recovery Jeff Knollenberg, Heron Innovators
  RPTA2.2 Fiber Recovery Optimization Using Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) Systems Joseph Wolkow, Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
  RPTA2.3 Fiber Saving Through System & Screening Optimization Neale Fetterly, Kadant
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
6:45am to 7:45am ET
RPTA Member Roundtable Breakfast

A discussion roundtable of issues of current importance to RPTA members

Moderator: Eric Charette Bechamp, Cascades

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8:00am - 10:00am ET
Session 3: Process Data Best Practices

Session Chair: Mark Murphy, Harris Equipment

   RPTA3.1 Best Practices for Process Data Aggregation and Utilization Donald Stanley, ABB
  RPTA3.2 Time-Series Data Best Practices Jim Gavigan, Industrial Insight
  RPTA3.3 Paper Machine Wet-End Vision Technology Offers a New Means of Optimizing Runnability and Quality Control Kari Hilden, Papertech; Paul Wratschko, IBS-America
2:00pm - 3:30pm ET
Session 4: Wet End Operations (Joint Session w/Molded Fiber)

Session Co-Chairs: Mark Murphy, Harris Equipment; Lon Pschigoda, Western Michigan University

  RPTA4.1 Fundamentals of Wet End Chemistry Larry Anker, Solenis, LLC
  RPTA4.2 Managing and Optimizing the Vacuum-Dewatering System for Papermakers Doug Sweet, Doug Sweet & Associates, Inc.
  RPTA4.3 Multivariant Solutions For Wet End Process Control Issues Elliott Bell, Radix Engineering





































For more information contact Kate McGlynn ([email protected]) or 251-981-4330