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TAPPI serves the worldwide pulp, paper, and converting industry and through TAPPI, members can connect with thousands of people working in the global pulp, paper, and converting industry. Involvement in TAPPI opens the door to a world of flexible benefits and opportunities to create solutions through information sharing, knowledge development, and interaction with others. TAPPI offers a wealth of resources for the people of the pulp, paper, and converting industry including access to valuable information on the latest technological developments, opportunities for professional growth and development, and one-on-one information exchange opportunities.

TAPPI’s Technical Divisions target specific segments of this broad industry. Each Division and its corresponding Technical Committees work to share knowledge and provide solutions for the industry through a variety of products, services, and opportunities including publications, events, and online discussions.

TAPPI members can join any of nearly 80 different Technical Committees. Involvement in Technical Divisions and Committees gives TAPPI members the opportunity to meet and work with other members to share ideas and solve problems.

TAPPI's 15 Local Sections involve over 7500 members from almost every part of the United States. The sections, which are organized geographically, hold meetings, and sponsor mill tours, technical programs, and workshops tailored to the member needs. They allow professionals to focus on specific topics that may be unique to their respective geographical area, and develop a network of industry contacts.

TAPPI Local Sections sponsor 27 student chapters located on college campuses with curricula relevant to the paper and related industry. The chapters offer students an opportunity to meet their peers, interact with future employers and industry veterans, tour various facilities, and contribute to technical programs.

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Mechanical Pulps: From Wood To Bleached Pulp

Mechanical Pulps: From Wood To Bleached Pulp

Standards & Methods

All TAPPI Standards, along with Technical Information Papers (TIPs) and Useful Methods (UMs), are available to our members.

Metering Size Press Drying and Web Handling Systems, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Metering Size Press Drying and Web Handling Systems, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Training Catalog

Are you looking to train your workforce in some aspect of the paper, packaging, tissue or converting industry?

Books
Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry (Book & CD-ROM)

Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry (Book & CD-ROM)

Standards
Determination of Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films and Coatings (Modified Visking Analytical Technique), Test Method T 698 cm-03 - WITHDRAWN

Determination of Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films and Coatings (Modified Visking Analytical Technique), Test Method T 698 cm-03 - WITHDRAWN

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Mechanics of Web Handling, The

Mechanics of Web Handling, The

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Industrial Environmental Control Pulp and Paper Industry, Second Edition, (Spanish)

Industrial Environmental Control Pulp and Paper Industry, Second Edition, (Spanish)

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Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Standards
Freeness of pulp (Canadian standard method) , Test Method T 227 om-09

Freeness of pulp (Canadian standard method) , Test Method T 227 om-09

Standards
Flat crush test of corrugated board (flexible beam method), Test Method T 808 cm-15

Flat crush test of corrugated board (flexible beam method), Test Method T 808 cm-15

TAPPI Foundation

Securing the Industry’s Future by Supporting StudentsThe TAPPI Foundation supports TAPPI’s mission by encouraging students to choose careers in the pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries.

Useful methods
Laboratory processing of pulp (plate refiner), Useful Method UM 221 (2010)

Laboratory processing of pulp (plate refiner), Useful Method UM 221 (2015)

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Mechanics Trilogy

Mechanics Trilogy

Standards
Water absorbency of bibulous papers, Test Method T 432 cm-09

Water absorbency of bibulous papers, Test Method T 432 cm-09

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Bursting strength of corrugated board, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 810 om-11

Bursting strength of corrugated board, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 810 om-11

Standards
Ring Crush of Paperboard, Test Method T 818 cm-07

Ring Crush of Paperboard, Test Method T 818 cm-07

Standards
Preparation of indicators and standard solutions, Standard Practice T 610 sp-15

Preparation of indicators and standard solutions, Standard Practice T 610 sp-15

Standards
Impact Resistance of Fiberboard Shipping Containers, Test Method T 801 om-06 - WITHDRAWN

Impact Resistance of Fiberboard Shipping Containers, Test Method T 801 om-06 - WITHDRAWN

Standards
Surface strength of paper (wax pick test), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 459 om-13

Surface strength of paper (wax pick test), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 459 om-13