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 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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Time Management: Smart Techniques That Help to be More Efficient

This webinar is presented by Maja Mejsner, PMP – Paper Machinery Producer and brought to you by the Women in Industry Division 


2018 Corrugated Week

Corrugated Week is your gateway to industry trends, innovations, new products and services and so much more that is exciting and different in the corrugated packaging industry. This comprehensive event, which is co-produced by TAPPI and AICC, will assemble the largest gathering of decision makers in the corrugated industry in 2018, and is only held once every four years.

IDCON Work Management Planning & Scheduling(1)

Learn proven methods from IDCON on how to improve preventive maintenance, stores, utilization of craftspeople, maintenance costs, schedules and much more!

Advanced Hands-On Paper Making: Additives - May-June 2018

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.

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.

NCSU Financial & Strategic Analysis Workshop for Pulp and Paper May 2018

This workshop will give you basic and sophisticated tools to analyze and evaluate the effect of capital investment in your operations, evaluate business operations (profitability, cost absorption), estimate financial outcomes (investment return) and support decision making across the whole pulp and paper operation.

SuperCorrExpo 2020

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

Tissue 2018

After a successful inaugural event in Miami, TAPPI and RISI have again partnered for the only non-commercial peer-reviewed tissue event in North America.  Located in the heart of the North American tissue industry, you'll be networking with a high level group of tissue thought leaders!

Introduction to Kraft Pulping and Bleaching Course

This introductory to intermediate-level course will help you expand your overall understanding of kraft pulp mill operations and broaden your awareness of how one part of the process affects other operations.  With this knowledge, you'll be better equipped to troubleshoot quality problems and feel more confident in your interactions among process engineers and operators.

RCM2 Training - August

Strategic Maintenance Reliability is pleased to offer Aladon’s Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM2) 3-Day Public Course.
The RCM2 3-Day course is a comprehensive and in-depth study of John Moubray’s RCMII work. Participants will gain the knowledge and understanding of how RCM2 is applied to physical asset management and learn how to work in a facilitated RCM2 analysis to develop Operating Context, Functions, Functional Failures, Failure Modes, Effects, understand consequence of failure, and finally how to develop Action Plans.

Introduction to Corrugated Course

This introductory course will help participants increase their understanding of the corrugating process as well as linerboard and medium performance properties and manufacturing in order to improve corrugated box performance and runnability.

Hands-On Papermaking Course - April 2018

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.

NCSU Tissue Workshop

TAPPI and The Paper Science and Engineering School at North Carolina State University bring to you the Hands-On Workshop for Hygiene Tissue Basics. This workshop will give you a complete and systematic review of the basic to complex concepts and processes involved in the manufacturing of hygiene tissue. Lectures will be complemented with hands-on laboratory work, providing participants with theory and practical experience.

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.

Introduction to Wood Science Short Course

Get an introduction to the basics of wood science in this half-day, hard hitting short course from the field's leading professors. At the conclusion of the course, attendees will have an opportunity to tour the USDA Forest Products Laboratory.

IDCON Materials and Spare Parts Management

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.

International Mechanical Pulping Conference

International Mechanical Pulping Conference Trondheim, Norway open 2018-05-27 2018-05-30 Learn More Learn More

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.

2018 International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference

Join us in “Setting the Pace for Innovation in Flexible Packaging” at this year’s Conference filled with everything new, exciting, and different in the Flexible Packaging industry.

IDCON Work Management Planning & Scheduling

Learn proven methods from IDCON on how to improve preventive maintenance, stores, utilization of craftspeople, maintenance costs, schedules and much more!