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 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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Check Five Direct Print on Corrugated Substrates Course 3

This course focuses on the basics of flexography and its five core variables: Anilox, Paper, Plates, Ink and Machine. Participants will gain an understanding of press set up, print assessment, target evaluation, ink management and housekeeping, as well as troubleshooting print issues.

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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!

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.

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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 - 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.

Events
Time Management: Smart Techniques That Help to be More Efficient

This webinar is presented by Maja Mejsner, PMP – Paper Machinery Producer and brought to you by the Women in Industry Division 

 

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Kraft Recovery Operations Course

One of TAPPI's highest rated, longest running events! You'll learn ways to improve pulp production efficiency, minimize operating costs and reduce environmental impact. This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel.

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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.

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2018 Corrugated Week

Join us for 2018 Corrugated Week in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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2018 PaperCon

PaperCon 2018 will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

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SuperCorrExpo 2020

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

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Check Five Direct Print on Corrugated Substrates Course 1

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.

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Hands-On Papermaking Course - April 2018

This two-day class features morning classroom sessions followed by afternoon sessions of guided exercises operating the UW-Stevens Point Fourdrinier pilot paper machine. This combination has proven to be a highly effective and enjoyable way to gain fundamental knowledge of the commercial papermaking process.

Events
2018 International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference

Join us in “Setting the Pace for Innovation in Flexible Packaging” at this year’s Conference filled with everything new, exciting, and different in the Flexible Packaging industry.

Events
72nd Forest Products Society International Convention

The FPS International Convention(IC) is the premier event for professionals in the forest products industry.  It brings together hundreds of scientists, design professionals, managers, decision makers, and others from academia, government, nonprofit, and industry sectors to discuss the state of forest products research and learn about innovations in the field.   In 2018 it will be co-held in conjunction with 2018 International Conference on Nanotechnology, with bonus content and networking opportunities for IC attendees.   

 

The FPS IC is a showcase for ideas for development and advancing the viability of wood-based products.  Topics will include wood based products for construction, energy, composites, as well current issues around harvesting, environment, education and marketing for the industry.   Students in wood science are encouraged to join us.   A call for papers and posters will be issued soon. 

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TAPPI-PIMA Student Summit

Learn What Skills New Engineers Need to Succeed

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International Mechanical Pulping Conference

International Mechanical Pulping Conference Trondheim, Norway open 2018-05-27 2018-05-30 Learn More Learn More

Events
MOTAG South

The Millyard Operating Technical Advancement Group, commonly known as MOTAG is a subcommittee of the Fiber Raw Materials Supply Committee in the Pulping Division of TAPPI.

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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!