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
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 

 

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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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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.

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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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Coating and Lamination in Packaging Applications - Jan 2019

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

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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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2019 Student Summit

Join us in Kalamazoo, MI for the 22nd annual Student Summit.

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Best Practices on the Corrugator Course

This course is designed to give an understanding of each element in the corrugating process, which will lead to higher productivity and profitability, better quality, as well as reduce waste and downtime.

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SuperCorrExpo 2020

SuperCorrExpo 2020 Orlando, FL, United States open 2020-09-14 2020-09-18 Save the Date

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NAPIM Spring Convention

Fostering greater understanding and knowledge of the printing ink industry.

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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.

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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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IDCON Reliability and Maintenance Conference

The IDCON Reliability and Maintenance Conference bring together in one place experts with profound knowledge and experiences of people just like you who are striving to improve reliability, reduce production cost and keep their team members safe.

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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 2019

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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INDA/IDEA® 2019

How will the changing global marketplace affect your world? At IDEA®19, premier industry experts present their outlooks for select nonwoven industries at the regional level. Speakers will provide actionable data, key drivers and educated insights for business opportunities in critical regions.

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Tissue Workshop

SAVE THE DATE

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Shutdown Turnaround Optimization Program(1)

IDCON's "S-TOP" course teaches you how to stay on budget and minimize downtime by using a five-step process to reduce the impacts of shutdowns and turnarounds.

 

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Nanocellulose Workshop APPTI

The Alliance for Pulp and Paper Technology Innovation (APPTI) is partnering with the USDA Forest Service and the National Nanotechnology Coordinating Office (NNCO) to offer a nanocellulose workshop on May 7-8, 2019, in Washington, DC. The workshop will review progress in closing critical research gaps, to identify specific research projects, to address remaining technology needs, and to begin forming interdisciplinary teams to execute them.

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PEERS 2019

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch | 315 Chestnut Street St Louis, MO 63102