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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Courses
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Events
TAPPI/RISI Tissue 2017

Tissue 2017 is a new conference that brings together TAPPI technical content with RISI expertise in market trends, grade expectations and competitive data for the North American Tissue market.

Courses
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!

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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.

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Introduction to Paper Making Additives - June 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!

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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.

Events
NAPIM Summer Course

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

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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.

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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.

Events
2017 FPS International Non-Destructive Testing Symposium

Save the Date for FPS Non-Destructive Testing Symposium

Events
FPS Advancements in Fiber-Polymer Composites Symposium

Join FPS in Madison for this wonderful symposium on Advancements in Fiber-Polymer Composites.

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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!

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Fall17 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!

Events
2017 International Chemical Recovery Conference (ICRC)

Held every three years, this event is the preeminent conference in the area of chemical recovery technology. TAPPI is a co-sponsor for this event.

Events
Chicago TAPPI Trade Fair

Chicago TAPPI Trade Fair Oak Brook, Illinois

Courses
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.

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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.