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
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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Finishing - Papermaking Part 3

Papermaking Part 3, Finishing

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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.

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Hands-On Paper Making Course - September 2019

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

Courses
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.

TAPPI Academy: eLearning

TAPPI Academy's eLearning program has much to offer the individual or organization seeking greater potential. Learn more about our online learning opportunities today.

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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.

Books
Papermaking Science and Technology Book Series

2nd Edition is Now Available in Print, PDF Download, or E book Licenses for Companies & Universities. The newly updated Papermaking Science and Technology book series.

Webinars
The Benefits of People Development ROE ROI or Both

This webinar describes ways to assess the impact of workforce development and how alignment with organizational success can be achieved.

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Energy and Process Optimization through Microwave Consistency Measurement

Luca Canali is a Development Leader of Diagnositc Systems for Cristini. He received his degree in Industrial Chemisty and Paper Technology. He has been with Cristini since 2005 serving as a service engineer and developer of diagnostic systems.

Phillipos Vrizas is a graduate of the University of Applied Sciences in Germany where he studied paper technology & received a graduate degree in engineering. Since 2001 he has worked for Propapier in Germany and currently works as a Technology Manager.

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Introduction to Nonwovens Processes Part 2

Dr. Roy M. Broughton Jr. is Professor Emeritus, Polymer and Fiber Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn AL. Dr. Broughton graduated from North Carolina State University first in Pulp and Paper Technology then in Polymer and Fiber Science.

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Basics of Refining

This webinar will focus on the basics of Refining; Why refine?, the key components and operation of Refiners. It will also address: Important Process variables/ guidelines, Controls and System Considerations, Maintenance and Mechanical Issues, and Plate Design/Application.

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Proper Yankee Doctor Set Up and Operation

Yankee dryer doctor systems run continuously on the yankee surface and have a direct effect on the properties of the tissue product. The penalties for neglecting them is steep, including reduced production and damage to the Yankee surface.

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Introduction to Tissue Creping and Creping Chemistry

This webinar is will provide an overview of the creping process and the chemicals used to enhance it's effectiveness. Perfect for those who are new to tissue to tissue manufacturing process or just want to better understand of one of the more important and problematic areas of tissue making.

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Better Mill Decisions Through Detailed Grade Cost Analysis

Matthew Smith serves as President and CEO of 3C Software headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Prior to taking the leadership post in 2003, Matthew gained experience by working in different roles in the company from sales, software implementation, and project management.

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Webinar Increasing Paper Machine Agility with a Novel Grade Change Concept

Learn to assess the performance of their grade change system and see if it can or should be improved as well as how to explain how normal process interactions can make grade change difficult to control well. 

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TAPPISAFE Overview


The TAPPISAFE program provides a means for outside contractors and suppliers to complete OSHA required safety awareness-level orientation and site specific safety orientation before ever stepping foot in your mills.

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Roadmap for the Safe and Sustainable Commercialization of Nanocellulose

This webinar described the development of an environmental health and safety roadmap for nanocellulose to ensure commercialization opportunities are informed by state of the art testing and analysis demonstrating the safety of consumer and related products containing nanocellulose.