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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Events
2017 TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course

A 3-Day Course to help students learn about basic resin and equipment technology that have applications in extrusion coating application process.

Events
7th Conference on Wood and Natural Fibre Composites

Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC)  - 7th Conference on Wood and Natural Fibre Composites

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Hands-On Papermaking: Formation

Register by September 25, 2017 to save!

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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.

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IDCON-PROSYGMA Canadian Course(2)

Join IDCON and its partner PROSYGMA in Quebec for training that can help you identify potential issues and how to fix them, as well as put into place reliability and maintenance best practices.

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Advanced Hands-On 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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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!

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FPS International Convention

FPS International Convention Starkville, Mississippi open 2017-06-26 2017-06-28

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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. 

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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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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. 

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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!

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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.

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TAPPI Paper Machine Drives Tutorial

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

 

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Coating and Lamination in Packaging Applications(1)

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

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NAPIM Fall Technical Conference

NAPIM Fall Technical Conference Chicago Oak Brook Hills Hilton, USA

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European PLACE

22-24 May 2017 - Basel, Switzerland

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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.

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IDCON-PROSYGMA Canadian Course(4)

Join IDCON and its partner PROSYGMA in Quebec for training that can help you identify potential issues and how to fix them, as well as put into place reliability and maintenance best practices.