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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PM1 •Who is Going to Do?, PaperCon 2016

PM1 •Who is Going to Do?, PaperCon 2016

Courses
Illuminate your Ideas with Financial Intelligence

Sharpen your financial skills... and a pencil for this workshop to learn important business tools!

Events
Last Chance to Share Your Discoveries at Nano 2017

Deadline is approaching for you to present at this global event, 5-8 June 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Events
PEERS 2016 Announces Keynote Speaker

 Paul G. Boynton, Chairman, President and CEO of Rayonier Advanced Materials, Inc. will share his insights on the Pulp and Paper Industry.

Events
Work Life Balance: Elusive Dream or Achievable Goal?

This webinar is presented by Jennifer Piercy, NC State University and brought to you by the Women in Industry Division 

 

Events
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.

Events
2018 Corrugated Week

Corrugated Week is your gateway to industry trends, innovations, new products and services and so much more that is exciting and different in the corrugated packaging industry. This comprehensive event, which is co-produced by TAPPI and AICC, will assemble the largest gathering of decision makers in the corrugated industry in 2018, and is only held once every four years.

Events
2018 PPSA Annual Conference

The 2018 PPSA Annual Conference will be held at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Courses
Tissue 101: 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.

Courses
Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course

This training event is among the highest rated of all TAPPI courses! Offers introductory- and intermediate-level content covering technology, including “what” happens, and “why” things happen.  This course provides the foundation for learning advanced topics more quickly. Learn from one of the most well-known and enthusiastic instructors, Dr. Michael Kocurek.

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Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course

This intermediate-to-advanced course will help students to improve tissue quality and consistency, understand contributors to waste and downtime, learn reliability and maintenance best practices and diagnose and troubleshoot problems quickly.

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Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of corona and plasma treatment, and what treatment system adjustments can be made to improve surface treatment and adhesion outcomes. Combining formal classroom training and hands-on experience, attendees will learn how to apply the latest surface treatment technologies to improve adhesion and product performance.

Courses
Advanced Hands-On Paper Making: Additives - May-June 2018

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.

Courses
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.

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Hands-On Papermaking Course - September 2018

Learn papermaking basics and operate the a Fourdrinier pilot paper machine guided by University of Wisconsin experts!

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Coating and Lamination in Packaging Applications - July 2018

Learn coating and lamination fundamentals and apply your knowledge in operations and quality control.

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Advanced Hands-On Paper Making: Additives - Nov 2018

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!

Courses
IDCON Shutdown Turnaround Optimization Program

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.

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IDCON Work Management Planning & Scheduling(1)

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