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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FPS International Conference on Wood Adhesives

Save the Date for FPS Wood Adhesives

Introduction to Corrugated Course

This introductory course will help students increase their understanding of the corrugating process as well as linerboard and medium performance properties and manufacturing in order to improve corrugated box performance and runnability.

2017 FPS International Non-Destructive Testing Symposium

Save the Date for FPS Non-Destructive Testing Symposium

NCSU Financial & Strategic Analysis Workshop for Pulp and Paper Oct 2017

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.

IDCON Root Cause Problem Elimination(1)

IDCON's two-day course teaches a structured approach to problem elimination. Unlike the commonly used Root Cause Analysis, the training focuses on the steps required to eliminate the failure/problem rather than just analyzing it.

IDCON Essential Care and Basic Inspection Techniques(1)

This practical training course teaches how to care for equipment and perform fundamental condition monitoring (inspection) tasks. 

NAPIM Summer Course

NAPIM Summer Course Sonoco Institute at Clemson University, South Carolina, USA open 2017-07-21 2017-07-27

NAPIM Fall Technical Conference

NAPIM Fall Technical Conference Chicago Oak Brook Hills Hilton, USA

Advanced Hands-On Paper Making: Additives - Nov 2017

Learn about the potential of additives in papermaking - where they are introduced in the process, potential interactions, and the relationship between additives and enhanced performance!

IDCON Shutdown Turnaround Optimization(1)

Many industries spend the majority of their maintenance budget on shutdowns and turnarounds represent a significant source of downtime.  IDCON's "S-TOP" course teaches you how to stay on budget and minimize downtime by using a five-step process. 

Tissue 203: 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.

SuperCorrExpo 2020

SuperCorrExpo 2020 Orlando, FL, United States open 2020-09-14 2020-09-18 Save the Date

Corbotec Annual Summer Meeting

The technical committee of the Corrugated Packaging Division (Corbotec) meets twice each year to exchange ideas related to technical issues in all areas of the corrugated packaging industry

Introduction to Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM2) Fall

The RCM2 3-Day course is a comprehensive and in-depth study of John Moburry’s RCMII work. The participant will gain the knowledge and understanding of how RCM2 is applied to physical asset management.

Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course

Participants in this course will learn about common resins used, and equipment from the extruder through to the winder utilized in both Blown and Cast Film applications processes.

IDCON Maintenance Planning & Scheduling(2)

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

Introduction to Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM2)

The RCM2 3-Day course is a comprehensive and in-depth study of John Moburry’s RCMII work.  The participant will gain the knowledge and understanding of how RCM2 is applied to physical asset management.

TAPPI Paper Machine Drives Tutorial

Co-located with IEEE’s 63rd Annual Pulp, Paper and Forest Industries Conference


Committee meeting presentation
BLRBAC Fall Meeting

This meeting offers an excellent opportunity to network with those involved in the operation of North or South American recovery boilers, and gain insight into BLRBAC's safety procedures and guidelines.

50th ABTCP Pulp and Paper International Congress

2017 will be a special year from January on, all our commitment and dedication will be directed to a significant milestone in the pulp and paper industry: the 50th anniversary of ABTCP.