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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Webinars
Modern Hydraulic Headboxes - Managing Expectations and Operations

 This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Papermakers & Water Removal Committees on October 11, 2011. The seminar was available live to all members of the Papermakers, Water Removal, and young professionals Committee. 

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Flame Retardants and Smoke Suppressants

This webinar is brought to you by TAPPI NET Division.  

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Energy and Process Optimization through Microwave Consistency Measurement

Luca Canali is a Development Leader of Diagnositc Systems for Cristini. He received his degree in Industrial Chemisty and Paper Technology. He has been with Cristini since 2005 serving as a service engineer and developer of diagnostic systems.

Phillipos Vrizas is a graduate of the University of Applied Sciences in Germany where he studied paper technology & received a graduate degree in engineering. Since 2001 he has worked for Propapier in Germany and currently works as a Technology Manager.

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Webinar Increasing Paper Machine Agility with a Novel Grade Change Concept

Learn to assess the performance of their grade change system and see if it can or should be improved as well as how to explain how normal process interactions can make grade change difficult to control well. 

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It's not a question of IF: Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging

This webinar is presented by Kevin Karstedt, Jeff Wettersten and introduced by Cory Francer. 

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Paper Machine Vacuum Systems

This webinar is brought to you by the TAPPI Papermakers Committee and the Water Removal Committee.

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How to Use Rheology to Characterize and Formulate Nanofiber Based Materials

Presenter: Yaman Boluk, University of Alberta

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Nanocellulose in the Formulation of Emulsions and Formulation-Composition Maps

Cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) and naocrystals (CNC) are high aspect nanomaterials that can form structured networks. Taking advantage of this property, I will introduce novel approaches to wood deconstruction for the development of CNF and CNC. They mainly consist of microemulsions with super-solubilizing power and ultralow interfacial tension. Further, the unique properties of fluid multiphase systems will be exploited in the synthesis of various types of emulsions.

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TAPPISAFE Overview


The TAPPISAFE program provides a means for outside contractors and suppliers to complete OSHA required safety awareness-level orientation and site specific safety orientation before ever stepping foot in your mills.

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Nanotechnology in Fibrous Materials: 101

This presentation will provide an overview of the field and discuss new applications that have evolved in connection with developing nonwoven fibrous materials, performance clothing and protective textiles. The environment and health impacts of nanotechnology and science will also be examined.

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A Comparison of the FSC and SFI Forest Certification Standards

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standards offer two approaches to forest management certificates. 

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Binders: Latex Acrylic Chemistry

This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division and Binders & Additives Committee on October 24, 2012.

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Microbes in Papermaking: Do You Have a Problem

Microorganisms can thrive in papermaking systems when water, cellulose, starch, furnish and other additives combined at favorable pH and warm temperatures.

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It's not a question of IF: Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging Part II

This webinar is presented by Kevin Karstedt, Jeff Wettersten and introduced by Cory Francer. 

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Improving Winder Safety

The batch process occurring at the winder represents one of highest potential areas of danger in the mill for operators and maintenance personnel. Speeds and technology continue to increase. Regulations are changing (e.g. EN ISO 13849 machinery standards). How safe is safe enough? Will a safety upgrade reduce overall throughput? Will automating some winder functions both improve safety and productivity? How much downtime will be required? These and more questions will be answered in this webinar. Included in the discussion will be guards, fencing, E-stops, electrical and fluid control improvements, mechanical holding devices, threading and splicing modifications and automation.

 

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Spray Nozzle Basics for Papermaking

This presentation will provide an intro into the variety of nozzles and manifolds used in papermaking and solutions for most common problems such as nozzle plugging, increasing nozzle lifetime, and lowering water consumption.

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High performance cement via cellulose nanocrystal addition

This webinar is presented by Professor Jeffery Youngblood, Purdue University . 

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Boost Mill Wide Productivity with a Common Language Approach

This webinar is about how pulp and paper mills need to evolve from their current "craft" based to a "data" based operation.  This data based operation will lead to view the overall mill process as a unified system.

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Tissue Machine Vibration Monitoring Systems

Condition monitoring, particularly using vibration, is a well-established method for improving and maintaining tissue machine reliability. Using specialized instrumentation and software can help maintenance and operations personnel diagnose problems and plan for appropriate corrective actions. This webinar provides an overview of on-line systems for monitoring both rotating equipment and doctoring systems.

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Increasing Paper Machine Agility with a Novel Grade Change Concept

A narrow grade mix and long grade runs were once common. Not today. Most machines make a wider set of products with many grade changes.