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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Illuminate your Ideas with Financial Intelligence

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

All Events

View a listing of all TAPPI events.

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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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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.

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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!

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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!

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IDCON Work Management Planning & Scheduling

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 Materials and Spare Parts Management

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.

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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 Essential Care and Inspection Techniques(1)

This practical training course teaches how to care for equipment and perform fundamental condition monitoring (inspection) tasks.

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Introduction to Wet End Chemistry Course

This introductory course will provide attendees with a strong foundation in wet end chemistry troubleshooting and optimization best practices. New topics this year include injection systems, process control, biological control and enzymes.  The course is designed to help improve product quality, increase machine productivity and reduce costs.

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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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IDCON Work Management Planning & Scheduling (in French)(3)

TAPPI is offering its members access to French-language courses to improve maintenance and reliability practices. The quality training is delivered through a partnership between IDCON and ProSygma of Canada. IDCON's version of Work Management Planning and Scheduling is presented as La Planification et L'Ordonnancement in Quebec, Canada.

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IDCON Shutdown Turnaround Optimization Program (in French)(3)

TAPPI is offering its members access to French-language courses to improve maintenance and reliability practices. The quality training is delivered through a partnership between IDCON and ProSygma of Canada. IDCON's version of its Shutdown Turnaround Optimization Program is presented as La Planification D'Arrets Planifies in Quebec, Canada.

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NCSU Tissue Workshop

TAPPI and The Paper Science and Engineering School at North Carolina State University bring to you the Hands-On Workshop for Hygiene Tissue Basics. This workshop will give you a complete and systematic review of the basic to complex concepts and processes involved in the manufacturing of hygiene tissue. Lectures will be complemented with hands-on laboratory work, providing participants with theory and practical experience.

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Advanced Hands-On Papermaking: Formation - Oct 2018

Learn from Dr. Gerry Ring at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and by hands-on work using the university's Fourdrinier pilot paper machine about paper formation and how it affects numerous other paper qualities, as well as how paper can be manipulated and improved.