RPTA

 

 

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.

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.

 

   

RPTA's PRODUCTION-TECHNICAL SEMINAR -  Co-located with PaperCon 2017

The Production-Technical (P-T) Seminar is RPTA's annual premier educational program for members. The Seminar focused 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.

Recycled Paperboard


MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

1:30-3:00 PM  -  SESSION 1

Moderator: Chris Wetherford, Paperworks Industries 


STOCK PREP OPTIMIZATION

•  PROCSS TROUBLESHOOTING IN A RECYCLE MILL - APPROACH AND CASE STUDIES
    Neale Fetterly, Kadant Black Clawson

•  PULPING AND SCREENING OF PRINTED ELECTRONICS – A MATERIAL BALANCE APPROACH
    TO EXAMINE METALS PARTITIONING IN PAPER RECYCLING AND PAPERMAKING SYSTEM
    James Atkinson, Western Michigan University

•  THE NEW DISC FILTER GENERATION
    Manfred Rosenbach, Voith


3:30-5:00 PM - SESSION 2

Moderator: Chris Wetherford, Paperworks Industries


ENERGY CONSERVATION IN RECYCLED PAPERBOARD MILLS

•  GHG EMISSIONS FOR RECYCLED PAPERBOARD MILLS
   Subhash Deodhar, Fisher International

•  ENERGY SAVINGS AT THE PAPER MACHINE DRYER HOOD
    Alfredo Sarli, Voith

•  PAPER MACHINE ENERGY BEST PRACTICES
    Richard Reese, Wisconsin Focus on Energy

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017

8:00-10:00 AM - SESSION III

Moderator: Rich Townley, Graphic Packaging International


FOCUS ON SAFETY

•  MANAGEMENT OF COMBUSTIBLE GASES IN RECYCLED FIBER STOCK CHESTS
   Paula Hajakian, US Gypsum

 

PROCESS STABILITY THROUGH OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT IN RECYCLE MILLS

•  PROCESS STABILITY THROUGH STANDARD WORK
    Todd Letherer, Paperworks Ind.

•  OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN THE ERA OF BIG DATA 
    Mariana Sandin, OSIsoft, LLC 

•  UTILIZATION OF DATA FOR DIAGNOSTICS AND PROCESS TRANSPARENCY
   Pasi Niemelainen, Savcor


10:30-12:00 PM - SESSION IV

Moderator: Rich Townley, Graphic Packaging International


MAINTENANCE RELIABILITY

•  BREAKING THE RELIABILITY CYCLE OF DESPAIR
    Jay Shellogg, Strategic Maintenance Reliability

•  GEARBOXES - MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVED RELIABILITY FOR THE PAPER INDUSTRY
    Dereck Yatzook, Artec Machine Systems


1:30-3:00 PM - SESSION V (HELD JOINTLY WITH TAPPI PROCESS CONTROL)

Moderator: Johan Bakstrom, Honeywell


STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING BASIS WEIGHTS    

•  CHANGING PAPER GRADES AND PRODUCT MIX USING ADVANCED INSTRUMENTATION
    Frank Cunnane, Cristini

•  SIMPLIFIED MODEL PREDICTIVE MD CONTROL FOR GRADE CHANGE
    Michael Forbes, Honeywell

•  USING AUTOMATION TO PREDICT AND CONTROL BOARD STRENGTH PROPERTIES IN REAL-TIME
   Gregory Fralic, Valmet