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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2017 PEERS/IBBC

2017 PEERS/IBBC Conference - Registration Coming Soon

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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.

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2017 PPSA Annual Conference

2017 PPSA Annual Conference will be held at the Charleston Marriott.

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PaperCon 2016 Conference Proceedings

All Full Conference registered attendees have access to the PaperCon proceedings which include handouts and audio recordings of all released sessions.

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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.

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FPS International Conference on Wood Adhesives

Save the Date for FPS Wood Adhesives

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2016 event sample

same dont know open 2016-04-15 2016-04-16 Overview

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2017 CorrExpo

The 2017 event will be located at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Omni Providence Hotel.

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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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2017 FPS International Non-Destructive Testing Symposium

Save the Date for FPS Non-Destructive Testing Symposium

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2017 PaperCon

Designed by industry professionals, PaperCon brings together CEOs, mill managers, superintendents, scientists, process engineers and suppliers for the largest pulp and paper technical program in the world. No other event provides such a comprehensive program, networking opportunities and trade fair among such a distinguished group of industry leaders. 

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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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BLRBAC Spring 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.

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Chicago TAPPI Trade Fair

Chicago TAPPI Trade Fair Oak Brook, Illinois

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International Conference on Nanotechnology

Nano is the only global conference focused on the use and production of renewable and sustainable nanomaterials.

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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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FPS International Convention(1)

FPS International Convention Starkville, MS open 2017-06-26 2017-06-28 Click here to learn more! Learn More

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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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2018 Corrugated Week

Join us for 2018 Corrugated Week in Indianapolis, Indiana.