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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Conference papers
PM1 •Who is Going to Do?, PaperCon 2016

PM1 •Who is Going to Do?, PaperCon 2016

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.

Courses
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.

Courses
Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course

This training event is among the highest rated of all TAPPI courses! Offers introductory- and intermediate-level content covering technology, including “what” happens, and “why” things happen.  This course provides the foundation for learning advanced topics more quickly. Learn from one of the most well-known and enthusiastic instructors, Dr. Michael Kocurek.

Courses
Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101

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.

Events
2017 PEERS

Join us in Norfolk, VA for this years event.

Courses
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.

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.

Events
2018 Corrugated Week

Join us for 2018 Corrugated Week in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Events
FPS International Conference on Wood Adhesives

Save the Date for FPS Wood Adhesives

Events
SuperCorrExpo 2020

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

Courses
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.

Events
2017 IBBC

Join us in Norfolk, VA for this years event.

Events
MOTAG North

The Millyard Operating Technical Advancement Group, commonly known as MOTAG is a subcommittee of the Fiber Raw Materials Supply Committee in the Pulping Division of TAPPI.

Events
NETInc 2018

Save the Date for NETInc 2018

Courses
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.

Courses
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.

Events
2017 Fibre Value Chain Conference

The 2017 event marks Appita’s 70th year and will bring together association members and industry leaders from across the sector to celebrate this important milestone.

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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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.