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

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Check Five Direct Print on Corrugated Substrates Course 1

Color is one of the best ways to influence buying decisions. This course covers the definition of color, viewing conditions, and color evaluation tools and equipment as well as how to: identify a color, request matched ink from the ink manufacturer, interpret color data and manage ink on the press to maintain color.

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IDCON Materials and Spare Parts Management(1)

Improving how you manage the spare parts and materials in your organization reduces maintenance costs, time, and parts inventory.  IDCON's Materials and Spare Parts Management training provide strategies to assist you in developing effective processes.

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IDCON-PROSYGMA Canadian Course(4)

Join IDCON and its partner PROSYGMA in Quebec for training that can help you identify potential issues and how to fix them, as well as put into place reliability and maintenance best practices.

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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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Advanced Hands-On Paper Making: Additives - Nov 2017

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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Check Five Direct Print on Corrugated Substrates Course 3

This course focuses on the basics of flexography and its five core variables: Anilox, Paper, Plates, Ink and Machine. Participants will gain an understanding of press set up, print assessment, target evaluation, ink management and housekeeping, as well as troubleshooting print issues.

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IDCON Root Cause Problem Elimination(1)

IDCON's two-day course teaches a structured approach to problem elimination. Unlike the commonly used Root Cause Analysis, the training focuses on the steps required to eliminate the failure/problem rather than just analyzing it.

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Top-Notch Technical Training from Pellets to Packaging

Learn the latest tips, techniques, and technologies from industry experts in Blown and Cast Film Extrusion and allow their professional expertise to enhance yours. Attend the TAPPI Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course in Memphis this November.

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Sharpen Your Financial Know-How

Sharpen Your Financial Acumen and Your Pencil for This Course. Registration is underway now.


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New Introduction to Corrugated Course Arrives

Increase your understanding of the corrugating process, and linerboard and medium performance properties and manufacturing, in order to improve corrugating box performance and runnability. 



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Keep Up with Today's Corrugators

Today’s machines require belts that run at a faster speed with no marking. Our Advanced Bonding Course will help you meet today's corrugator needs.


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Learn How to Improve Operations Reel-to-Reel

Gain knowledge on increasing converting plant productivity with the our Tissue 202 course

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Illuminate your Ideas with Financial Intelligence

Sharpen your financial skills... and a pencil for this workshop to learn important business tools!

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Solve Your Converting Challenges

Be the one who helps improve productivity at your tissue converting plant

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Get the Best Out of Your Corrugator

Gain understanding and discover some common factors that are critical to corrugator success at our Best Practices on the Corrugator Course

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Paper Manufacturing

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Pulping