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

PM1 •Who is Going to Do?, PaperCon 2016

Events
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 

 

Events
SuperCorrExpo 2020

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

Courses
NAPIM Spring Convention

Fostering greater understanding and knowledge of the printing ink industry.

Events
TAPPI International Research Management Committee Fall Meeting

TAPPI’s IRMC is a group of R&D leaders in the pulp, paper, and packaging industry.   The committee will gather in Graz, Austria and Frankfurt, Germany to participate in an interactive program that will include visits to the Sappi Gratkorn Mill, Graz University of Technology, BASF, Andritz and more.

 

 

Courses
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.

Events
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.

Events
TAPPI Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee – Fall 2018 Meeting

The meeting will immediately proceed the Tissue 2018 Conference. 

Events
Chicago TAPPI - High Speed Flexo Roundtable

Chicago TAPPI Oak Brook, Illinois, USA open 2018-11-06 2018-11-06 Learn More Learn More

Courses
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.

Events
Brown Stock Washing Workshop

This one-day pre-conference workshop will provide basic operating and design principles associated with brownstock washing.

Events
Bleach Plant Operations Workshop

This highly regarded and informative workshop is designed for bleach plant operators and engineers, environmental engineers, and research, technical sales, and service personnel from paper companies, chemical suppliers and equipment suppliers. Participants will leave with a broad understanding of pulp bleaching technology and its implications for pulp quality control and environmental impacts.

Events
BLRBAC Fall 2018 Meeting

The Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee (BLRBAC) will hold its second meeting of the year October 22-24, 2018.  Registration will be coordinated by BLRBAC, which is a trade association formed in 1961, which is dedicated to generating procedures and guidelines that govern the safe operation of black liquor recovery boilers.

Events
Specialty Papers US

Specialty Papers US is the premier event in North America dedicated to the specialty papers industry. Bringing together more than 200 key decision makers, industry experts and end users, all in one room.

Courses
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.

Events
EuroPlace 2019

EuroPlace 2019 Porto, Portugal open 2019-05-20 2019-05-22 Save the Date Save the Date

Events
ASPI Spring Meeting

Each spring, ASPI brings together leaders from a wide range of pulp, paper, and packaging industry suppliers to further their knowledge about how best to serve industry customers.

Events
CorrExpo 2019

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

Courses
IDCON Work Management Planning & Scheduling (in French)(2)

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.