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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Events
PaperCon 2016 Conference Proceedings

All Full Conference registered attendees have access to the PaperCon proceedings which include handouts and audio recordings of all released sessions.

Books
PM1 •Who is Going to Do?, PaperCon 2016

PM1 •Who is Going to Do?, PaperCon 2016

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Deadline Approaching to Submit Nano 2016 Abstracts

Don’t miss your chance to be included in the Nano16 Technical Program.   Mark your calendar for 15 January!

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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 

 

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Time Management: Smart Techniques That Help to be More Efficient

This webinar is presented by Maja Mejsner, PMP – Paper Machinery Producer and brought to you by the Women in Industry Division 

 

Courses
Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course

This intermediate-to-advanced course will help students to improve tissue quality and consistency, understand contributors to waste and downtime, learn reliability and maintenance best practices and diagnose and troubleshoot problems quickly.

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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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Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course

This introductory to intermediate-level course will help you expand your overall understanding of kraft pulp mill operations and broaden your awareness of how one part of the process affects other operations.  With this knowledge, you'll be better equipped to troubleshoot quality problems and feel more confident in your interactions among process engineers and operators.

Events
72nd Forest Products Society International Convention

The FPS International Convention(IC) is the premier event for professionals in the forest products industry.  It brings together hundreds of scientists, design professionals, managers, decision makers, and others from academia, government, nonprofit, and industry sectors to discuss the state of forest products research and learn about innovations in the field.   In 2018 it will be co-held in conjunction with 2018 International Conference on Nanotechnology, with bonus content and networking opportunities for IC attendees.   

 

The FPS IC is a showcase for ideas for development and advancing the viability of wood-based products.  Topics will include wood based products for construction, energy, composites, as well current issues around harvesting, environment, education and marketing for the industry.   Students in wood science are encouraged to join us.   A call for papers and posters will be issued soon. 

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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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Advanced Bonding Course

This course will help students increase their understanding of the corrugated bonding process including factors and variables that impact bond performance, determining proper bonding settings, glue line analysis, combined board caliber and process centerlining as well as identifying the causes of warp and how to correct warp with coated liners.

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Kraft Recovery Operations Course

One of TAPPI's highest rated, longest running events! You'll learn ways to improve pulp production efficiency, minimize operating costs and reduce environmental impact. This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel.

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Tissue 202: Converting Operations Course

This training explores the converting processes of rolled products and how the quality and variability of tissue parent jumbo reels and soft rolls impact the runnability of these complex lines.

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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.

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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.

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NCSU Financial & Strategic Analysis Workshop for Pulp and Paper

A strategic and financial workshop tailored to the pulp and paper industry. October 16-18, 2018 at NC State University, Raleigh, NC

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TAPPI/PIMA Student Summit

The TAPPI/PIMA Student Summit is an annual event designed for students interested in the pulp, paper, packaging and allied industries. It offers direct interaction with industry leaders as well as the opportunity to gain valuable information about employment and career development within their field.

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PaperCon 2019

Designed by industry professionals, PaperCon draws CEOs, mill managers, superintendents, scientists, process engineers, and suppliers from over 25 different countries for a comprehensive conference that includes a peer-reviewed technical program, multiple networking opportunities, special events, and exhibits.

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European PLACE 2019

TAPPI's 17th European PLACE Conference is the only biennial event in Europe focused on extrusion coating and lamination of webs and substrates. This year's conference focuses on sustainability and the social aspects of packaging, and latest trends, technologies and applications affecting coating and laminating, film extrusion and end use.

Events
CorrExpo 2019

CorrExpo 2019 Denver, Colorado, USA open 2019-10-12 2019-10-17 Learn More Learn More