Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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Journal articles
Fiber-to-water distribution of stickies, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Fiber-to-water distribution of stickies, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Journal articles
New glass-fiber geometryâ??a study of nonwovens processability, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

New glass-fiber geometry—a study of nonwovens processability, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

Webinars
Microbes in Papermaking: Do You Have a Problem

Microorganisms can thrive in papermaking systems when water, cellulose, starch, furnish and other additives combined at favorable pH and warm temperatures.

Webinars
Energy and Process Optimization through Microwave Consistency Measurement

Luca Canali is a Development Leader of Diagnositc Systems for Cristini. He received his degree in Industrial Chemisty and Paper Technology. He has been with Cristini since 2005 serving as a service engineer and developer of diagnostic systems.

Phillipos Vrizas is a graduate of the University of Applied Sciences in Germany where he studied paper technology & received a graduate degree in engineering. Since 2001 he has worked for Propapier in Germany and currently works as a Technology Manager.

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Process Foam What Why and How to Attack

Chris Sharpe earned his degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and began his career in the defoamer industry in 1994. He started in the applications laboratory and transitioned to full-time field support in 1998.

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Evaluation of LLDPE Sealants and Structures for Ultrasonic Sealing

Ultrasonic sealing is an emerging technology that offers potential cost savings to flexible packaging converters through increased line speeds, narrower seals and reduced leakers. Most polyethylenes, coextruded films or laminates that can be conductive or heat sealed can also be ultrasonically welded. However, the mechanical forces required in ultrasonic sealing can weaken films. 

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Corona and Plasma Surface Treatments The Opportunities

This webinar addresses the roots of surface treatment challenges for polymeric, metallic, and composite materials, and identifies the corona and plasma treatment mechanisms which overcome those challenges. Corona discharges and Atmospheric pressure plasmas are valuable tools for the surface treatment of materials prior to printing, laminating, coating, painting, bonding, and other applications.

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Nip Dewatering Webinar

This Web Seminar was hosted by the TAPPI Papermakers & Water Removal Committees on June 29, 2010. The seminar was available live to all members of the Papermakers and Water Removal Committees.

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Why Filtered Whitewater Systems Fail

This webinar explains why paper machine whitewater filtration systems are often problematic and in some cases fail. The presentation shows how controlling variability in your whitewater system can help save energy, reduce fresh water consumption and improve product variability.

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Proper Yankee Doctor Set Up and Operation

Yankee dryer doctor systems run continuously on the yankee surface and have a direct effect on the properties of the tissue product. The penalties for neglecting them is steep, including reduced production and damage to the Yankee surface.

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Filling your Wet End Chemistry Toolbox Part 1 Fundamentals

This webinar is the first in a series presented by the Papermaking Additives committee focused on Wet End Chemistry. This series will expand on certain topics covered in their annual Wet End Chemistry course.

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Introduction to Tissue Creping and Creping Chemistry

This webinar is will provide an overview of the creping process and the chemicals used to enhance it's effectiveness. Perfect for those who are new to tissue to tissue manufacturing process or just want to better understand of one of the more important and problematic areas of tissue making.

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Monitoring Tools and Strategies for the Detection and Control of Microbial Growth in Papermaking Systems

Provides an overview of monitoring approaches that can be used to assess the performance of biocontrol programs and optimize treatment strategies for improved control of microbial spoilage and deposit formation. Appropriate for anyone with an interest in deposit control and spoilage in industrial systems.

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Assessing Dryer Performance Using TAPPI TIPs

This webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Papermakers & Water Removal Committees on September 28, 2010.

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Microbes in Fresh and Recycled Water Systems

Linda Robertson started her career in the paper industry in 1974 at Weyerhaeuser as a microbiologist/microscopist, moving to Nalco’s Paper R&D group in 1988 and joining Nalco’s Worldwide Technical Support in 1996 as Principal Consultant. 

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Microbial Control Protecting Mineral Slurries and Papermaking Additives from Spoilage

Sherrill is a Senior Research Scientist in the Microbiology Group of Kemira Chemicals for the Americas. She has been with Kemira and heritage Vinings Industries for 25 years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master’s of Science in Microbiology Studies from Georgia State University.

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Tissue Manufacturing for Softness and Bulk

This webinar is appropriate for anyone new to tissue or needing an introduction to the manufacturing variables affecting softness in tissue grades: fiber raw materials, stock prep, wet end chemicals, forming, drying method, creping, calendering and converting.

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Paper Machine Centrifugal Cleaner Systems A Brief Tutorial

Jon Kerr is a paper industry professional with extensive product management, sales and marketing, and strategic planning experience in stock preparation and recycled fiber processing systems.

Webinars
Machine Thermal Sprayed Yankee Dryer Coatings

Machine thermal sprayed Yankee coatings have evolved over the past decade from an asset preservation expenditure to a machine performance investment. Furthermore, with the rapid acceptance of steel Yankee dryers, thermal coatings are required.

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Modern Hydraulic Headboxes - Managing Expectations and Operations

 This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Papermakers & Water Removal Committees on October 11, 2011. The seminar was available live to all members of the Papermakers, Water Removal, and young professionals Committee.