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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Journal articles
Editorial: TAPPI JOURNAL 2014 Best Research Paper Award highlights potential of cavitation-jet deinking, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2015

Editorial: TAPPI JOURNAL 2014 Best Research Paper Award highlights potential of cavitation-jet deinking, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2015

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2015 TAPPI Centennial Celebration, TAPPI JOURNAL 2015 March - 15MAR100

2015 TAPPI Centennial CelebrationHonoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2015

Magazine articles
1994 TAPPI nonwovens conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

1994 TAPPI nonwovens conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

Magazine articles
Service with a smile: john d. callahan named the 1997 herman l. joachim distinguished service award winner, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Service with a smile: john d. callahan named the 1997 herman l. joachim distinguished service award winner, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Magazine articles
Photographic life-prediction matrix for forming fabrics, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Photographic life-prediction matrix for forming fabrics, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Magazine articles
Papermakers conference stresses personal interaction, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Papermakers conference stresses personal interaction, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Magazine articles
The 200th anniversary of the paper machine, part ii: the second 100 years, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

The 200th anniversary of the paper machine, part ii: the second 100 years, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

Magazine articles
Recycling 'low value' post-consumer fibers to improve quality and reduce costs, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Recycling 'low value' post-consumer fibers to improve quality and reduce costs, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Magazine articles
Employee commitment, involvement key to future for jack creighton, weyerhaeuser's ceo, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Employee commitment, involvement key to future for jack creighton, weyerhaeuser's ceo, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

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.

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Paper Manufacturing Courses

Paper Manufacturing

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Tissue Courses

Tissue

eLearning
FAQs

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Courses
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 - 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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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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Hands-On Papermaking Course - April 2018

This two-day class features morning classroom sessions followed by afternoon sessions of guided exercises operating the UW-Stevens Point Fourdrinier pilot paper machine. This combination has proven to be a highly effective and enjoyable way to gain fundamental knowledge of the commercial papermaking process.

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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!

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.