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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Advanced Belt Winding for Improved Converting Efficiency, PaperCon 2014

Advanced Belt Winding for Improved Converting Efficiency, PaperCon 2014

How Does Your Crepe Structure Measure Up?, PaperCon 2014

How Does Your Crepe Structure Measure Up?, PaperCon 2014

Air Dried Tissue - First Commercial Installation, PaperCon 2014

Air Dried Tissue - First Commercial Installation, PaperCon 2014

Sheet Structure Process Effect on Tissue Properties, PaperCon 2014

Sheet Structure Process Effect on Tissue Properties, PaperCon 2014

Survey of Yankee Dryers and Machine Glazed Cylinders, 2003 Fall Technical Conference

Survey of Yankee Dryers and Machine Glazed Cylinders, 2003 Fall Technical Conference

Tissue Division Committees

Tissue Division Steering Committee – Oversees and guides the activities of the TAPPI Tissue Division  Technical Program Committee Plans the technical program for the annual Tissue 2017 conference, bringing together mill leaders and solution providers to

Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee

Yankee dryers are one of the most dangerous and costly areas of a tissue mill. This active group of yankee dryer owner/users and service providers work to expand knowledge of safe operating and maintenance practices.

Journal articles
A micromechanical model for mechanosorptive Creep in paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (380KB)

A micromechanical model for mechanosorptive Creep in paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (380KB)

Tissue

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Tissue

Tissue Education Committee

For more information on volunteering in the new Tissue Division or to get more information on educational offerings, contact Scott Springmier at sspringmier@tappi.org.

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