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 [email protected]. 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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Courses
Advanced Paper Making: Additives - May 30-31

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.

Courses
Hands-On Paper Making Course - September 2019

Learn papermaking basics and operate the a Fourdrinier pilot paper machine guided by University of Wisconsin experts!

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Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101 Course

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.

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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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Advanced Paper Making: Formation - May 2019

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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Advanced Paper Making: Formation - Oct 2019

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.

Events
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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Illuminate your Ideas with Financial Intelligence

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

All Events

View a listing of all TAPPI events.

Events
Hands-On Workshop for Pulp and Paper Basics - June 2019

This unique introduction workshop will provide attendees an overall view of the basic concepts in pulp and paper manufacturing. Attendees will increase their understanding by participating in hands-on laboratory exercises.

This introductory-level workshop is appropriate for technical and non-technical individuals with a desire for training with a laboratory focused course to understand and appreciate the basics of pulping, bleaching, recovery, recycling, papermaking and converting operations.

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Hands-On Workshop for Pulp and Paper Basics - October 2019

This unique introduction workshop will provide attendees an overall view of the basic concepts in pulp and paper manufacturing. Attendees will increase their understanding by participating in hands-on laboratory exercises.

This introductory-level workshop is appropriate for technical and non-technical individuals with a desire for training with a laboratory focused course to understand and appreciate the basics of pulping, bleaching, recovery, recycling, papermaking and converting operations.

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Tissue Workshop

The Hands-On Workshop for Hygiene Tissue Basics will provide a broad overview of concepts and unit operations involved in the manufacturing of hygiene tissue: Fiber for Tissue, Pulping, Bleaching, Refining, Recycling, Tissue Making and Converting.

This workshop has been carefully designed for individuals without formal training in tissue manufacturing or new to the industry. This is an excellent opportunity to understand basic concepts, unit operations involved in tissue manufacturing, combining theory and practice.

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Hands-On Paper Making Course - April 2019

This two-day class features morning classroom sessions followed by afternoon sessions of guided exercises operating the UW-Stevens Point Fourdrinier pilot paper machine. This combination has proven to be a highly effective and enjoyable way to gain fundamental knowledge of the commercial papermaking process.

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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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