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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Paper Manufacturing Technology

Item Code: ELN-001

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Paper Machine Operations Course

This introductory course is designed to help you build confidence and knowledge of overall paper machine operations. Gain an understanding of the mechanical components and operations of the paper machine that affect the structure and quality of paper, learn to identify design and operation features, and discover methods to improve paper machine efficiency and product quality.

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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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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 101: Properties and Processes Course

This introductory course increases understanding of tissue performance properties and manufacturing. It is designed for participants who desire a comprehensive overview of the tissue manufacturing process and the effect of processes on product performance properties.

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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.
You'll learn how to understand each element of the corrugating process. You'll study the basics of how each component in the corrugator system works and how to run each component with optimum settings for peak performance.

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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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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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NAPIM Spring Convention

Fostering greater understanding and knowledge of the printing ink industry.

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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.

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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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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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Paper Manufacturing Courses

Paper Manufacturing

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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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NCSU Hands-On Workshop for Pulp and Paper Basics - Fall

Attend this lab-based introduction workshop and gain a broad overview of Pulping, Bleaching, Chemical Recovery, Recycling, Papermaking and Converting.

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YP Division Leadership Webinar Series

On any given day, you may work with colleagues from as many as five different generations. Communication is key to working effectively, especially when working across multiple generations. But what other tools can help bridge generational gaps in the workplace? Featuring both new and veteran members of the workforce, this webinar will examine real world examples of fostering generational collaboration.

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Look Beneath the Surface and Learn Solutions

Improving surface adhesion is crucial for better product performance in coating applications. Learn how to make those improvements by attending the Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101 Course this May in Wisconsin.

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Pulping Courses

Pulping