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 [email protected]. 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
Advanced Paper Making: Additives - May 30-31

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.

Courses
Hands-On Paper Making Course - September 2019

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 Course

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 - July 2019

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

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Advanced Paper Making: Formation - May 2019

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.

TAPPI Academy: eLearning

TAPPI Academy's eLearning program has much to offer the individual or organization seeking greater potential. Learn more about our online learning opportunities today.

Courses
Advanced Paper Making: Formation - Oct 2019

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.

Books
Papermaking Science and Technology Book Series

2nd Edition is Now Available in Print, PDF Download, or E book Licenses for Companies & Universities. The newly updated Papermaking Science and Technology book series.

Webinars
Operator Training Strategies Developing a more Competitive and Technologically Advanced Workforce

The webinar covers various methods of operator training, including the more advanced educational training used by the paper industry around the world; introduction to the newest and most advanced curriculum of e-learning available, developed by industry experts; and how mills can customize learning.

Webinars
Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers

This webinar is presented by Rosy Covarrubias, Buckman Internationalr and brought to you by the Women in Industry Division 

 

Events
Work Life Balance: Elusive Dream or Achievable Goal?

This webinar is presented by Jennifer Piercy, NC State University and brought to you by the Women in Industry Division 

 

The Leader in Safe and Dependable Rail and Freight Car Door Openers, PaperCon 2010 Conference

The Leader in Safe and Dependable Rail and Freight Car Door Openers, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Tips and Standards for Students

TAPPI’s Standards and TIPs are now available to TAPPI Student Members!

Books
SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

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Tissue Courses

Tissue

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Pulping Courses

Pulping

eLearning
FAQs

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions

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Paper Manufacturing Courses

Paper Manufacturing

Utilizing PM and PdM Techniques to Maximize Paper Machine Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Utilizing PM and PdM Techniques to Maximize Paper Machine Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Market reports
Market Reports from Smithers Pira

We are proud to partner with Smithers Pira to bring you up-to-date information on the forest products industries’ market forecasts.