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
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.

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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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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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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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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IDCON Develop & Manage Preventive Maintenance(1)

IDCON’s training will give you the ability to understand how to develop and improve a Preventive Maintenance and Essential Care & Condition Monitoring (PM/ECCM) system cost effectively.

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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.

Events
Corrugated Road Show – Doublebacker Bonding Process

These Corrugated Road Shows are held in various locations and include up to six hours of training on key topics from experts in the industry.

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Hands-On Papermaking Course - September 2017

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

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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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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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IDCON-PROSYGMA Canadian Course(3)

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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IDCON Materials and Spare Parts Management(1)

Improving how you manage the spare parts and materials in your organization reduces maintenance costs, time, and parts inventory.  IDCON's Materials and Spare Parts Management training provide strategies to assist you in developing effective processes.

All Events

View a listing of all TAPPI events.

Events
NCSU Financial & Strategic Analysis Workshop for Pulp and Paper May 2018

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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Illuminate your Ideas with Financial Intelligence

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

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Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course

This training event is among the highest rated of all TAPPI courses! Learn from one of the most well known and enthusiastic instructors, Dr. Michael Korcurek.  Co-located with the Kraft Recovery Course to bring many experts and peers together at one time.

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