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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Case Study: Forming Section Rebuild at Sappi Somerset Mill PM3 Better Formation and Significant Cost Savings, PaperCon 2014

Case Study: Forming Section Rebuild at Sappi Somerset Mill PM3 Better Formation and Significant Cost Savings, PaperCon 2014

Upgrade of Fiber Line at Newark, Fitchburg, MA mill, PaperCon 2014

Upgrade of Fiber Line at Newark, Fitchburg, MA mill, PaperCon 2014

Paper Machine Vacuum Systems: Panel Discussion Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps, PaperCon 2014

Paper Machine Vacuum Systems: Panel Discussion Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps, PaperCon 2014

Advanced Documentation System Revolutionizes Maintenance and Training, PaperCon 2014

Advanced Documentation System Revolutionizes Maintenance and Training, PaperCon 2014

Conference papers
Construction Project Safety Planning, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Construction Project Safety Planning, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

TURBAIR® Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

TURBAIR® Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

Conference papers
Construction Safety, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Construction Safety, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Webinars
Use of Vent Stack Temperature as a Feedforward Variable for Dissolver TTA Control

This webinar is presented by Wei Ren, FPInnovations and brought to you by the Engineering Division 

 

Engineering

 TAPPI

Engineering

Technical information papers
Estimating the First Melting Temperature of Fireside Deposits in Recovery Boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-12 (2004)

Estimating the First Melting Temperature of Fireside Deposits in Recovery Boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-12 (2004)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for Side-Entering Stock Agitators, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-13 (2005)

Guidelines for side-entering stock agitators, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-13 (2015)

Technical information papers
Chart for Determination of Length of Rolls of Various Diameters and Basis Weights, Technical Information Paper TIP 1008-02 (2005) - WITHDRAWN

Chart for Determination of Length of Rolls of Various Diameters and Basis Weights, Technical Information Paper TIP 1008-02 (2005) - WITHDRAWN

Books
Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

Books
Paper Machine Steam and Condensate Systems, Fifth Edition

Paper Machine Steam and Condensate Systems, Fifth Edition

Books
Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers

Books
Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

Journal articles
Air velocity, air temperature, fiber vibration and fiber diameter measurements on a practical melt blowing die, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2004, Vol. 13(3) (1375 KB)

Air velocity, air temperature, fiber vibration and fiber diameter measurements on a practical melt blowing die, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2004, Vol. 13(3) (1375 KB)

Engineering Division Committees

C&ME Steering Committee This committee collects and publishes information relative to selection and fabrication of metallic and non metallic materials for construction, repair and protection of equipment that is reliable, safe and economic. The committee is the main

Technical information papers
GTAW root pass welding of 6% molybdenum austenitic stainless

GTAW root pass welding of 6% molybdenum austenitic stainless steel pipe-open root joint with hand-fed filler, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-20 WITHDRAWN

Engineering Division Past Winners

Engineering Division Past Winners