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 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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Paper Manufacturing Technology

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Tissue Courses


Pulping Courses


Paper Manufacturing Courses

Paper Manufacturing

Tissue Properties and Processes Course

This introductory course increases understanding of tissue performance properties and manufacturing. It is designed for participants who desire a comprehensive overview of the tissue manufacturing process and the effect of processes on product performance properties.

Summer17 Hands On Workshop for Pulp and Paper Basics

This unique introduction workshop will provide attendees an overall view of the basic concepts in pulp and paper manufacturing!

Introduction to Wet End Chemistry Course

This introductory course will provide students with a foundation upon which to develop effective wet end chemistry troubleshooting and optimization programs for their companies. The course is designed to facilitate an understanding of improved product quality, increased machine productivity and cost reduction.

Paper Machine Operations Course

This introductory course is designed to help you build confidence and knowledge of overall paper machine operations. Gain an understanding of the mechanical components and operations of the paper machine that affect the structure and quality of paper, learn to identify design and operation features, and discover methods to improve paper machine efficiency and product quality.

IDCON Maintenance Planning & Scheduling(1)

Learn proven methods from IDCON on how to improve preventive maintenance, stores, utilization of craftspeople, maintenance costs, schedules and much more!


TAPPI Courses

IDCON Develop & Manage Preventive Maintenance

IDCON’s training will give you the ability to understand how to develop and improve a Preventive Maintenance and Essential Care & Condition Monitoring (PM/ECCM) system cost effectively.

Advanced Bonding Course

This course will help students increase their understanding of the corrugated bonding process including factors and variables that impact bond performance, determining proper bonding settings, glue line analysis, combined board caliber and process centerlining as well as identifying the causes of warp and how to correct warp with coated liners.

Optimizing Sheet Structure for Maximal
Product Performance

Build your knowledge on the relationship between sheet structure and paper qualities, how to measure formation and techniques to minimize fiber floccing.

NCSU Financial & Strategic Analysis Workshop for Pulp and Paper

This workshop will give you basic and sophisticated tools to analyze and evaluate the effect of capital investment in your operations, evaluate business operations (profitability, cost absorption), estimate financial outcomes (investment return) and support decision making across the whole pulp and paper operation.

Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101

Learn how to apply the latest surface treatment technologies to improve the adhesion and product performance!

Check Five Direct Print on Corrugated Substrates Course 4

Color is one of the best ways to influence buying decisions. This course covers the definition of color, viewing conditions, and color evaluation tools and equipment as well as how to: identify a color, request matched ink from the ink manufacturer, interpret color data and manage ink on the press to maintain color.

Introduction to Printing Course

Gain a strong foundation of printing system basics, including ink, fountain solution and paper requirements. Taught by experts from TAPPI's Coating and Graphic Arts Division - an excellent complement to the Coating Program at PaperCon!

Tissue Converting System Analysis & Simulation Course

This course is intended to teach attendees the factors affecting productivity of a tissue converting line to help optimize layouts and debottleneck existing lines.

NCSU Financial & Strategic Analysis Workshop Spring

This workshop will give you basic and sophisticated tools to analyze and evaluate the effect of capital investment in your operations, evaluate business operations (profitability, cost absorption), estimate financial outcomes (investment return) and support decision making across the whole pulp and paper operation.

Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course

This introductory course will help students expand their overall understanding of kraft pulp mill operations, broaden their awareness of how one part of the process affects other operations, demonstrate the effect of processes on kraft pulp quality, and gain confidence for effective interaction among process engineers and operators as well as learn to troubleshoot product quality problems and interact more knowledgeably with experienced engineers and operators.