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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Deadline Approaching to Submit Nano 2016 Abstracts

Don’t miss your chance to be included in the Nano16 Technical Program.   Mark your calendar for 15 January!

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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!

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Work Life Balance: Elusive Dream or Achievable Goal?

This webinar is presented by Jennifer Piercy, NC State University and brought to you by the Women in Industry Division 

 

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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 

 

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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.

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IDCON Shutdown Turnaround Optimization Program (in French)(2)

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.

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RCM2 Training - October

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.

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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!

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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.

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NCSU Hands-On Workshop for Pulp and Paper Basics - Fall

Attend this lab-based introduction workshop and gain a broad overview of Pulping, Bleaching, Chemical Recovery, Recycling, Papermaking and Converting.

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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.

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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.

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NAPIM Summer Course

One of the joint efforts presented by ink companies and Technical Associate Members (TAMs) through NPIRI is the Printing Ink Technology Course. The 2018 course will move to the Sonoco Institute at Clemson University, Clemson, SC. The Sonoco Institute will provide a state of the art venue featuring excellent instructional resources in flexographic, lithographic and gravure printing. The move to the Sonoco Institute has also allowed NPIRI to expand its course coverage to include sessions on digital printing and electronic ink development

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Western Michigan University Fiber Recycling Course

Join industry experts at Western Michigan University for the Fiber Recycling Course, August 7-8, at WMU's Pilot Plants Engineering Campus. Designed for those new to the paper recycling industry as well as experience professionals, this exciting, new offering will bring together industry and technology leaders to help you enhance your knowledge of the basics of recycled fiber collection, processing, use, and market drivers.

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Fiberglass Mat Technology Committee Meeting

As part of the TAPPI Nonwovens, Engineers, and Technologists (NET) Division, the Fiberglass Mat Technology Committee holds this annual meeting focused on education and networking.

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2019 International Nanotechnology Conference for Renewable Materials

This is the conference to attend if you work, conduct research, or use nanotechnology in any renewable materials

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IDCON Work Management Planning & Scheduling (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 Work Management Planning and Scheduling is presented as La Planification et L'Ordonnancement in Quebec, Canada.

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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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2018 TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course

Hotel Address: 100 North Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach, FL 32118

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NCSU Financial & Strategic Analysis Workshop for Pulp and Paper

A strategic and financial workshop tailored to the pulp and paper industry. October 16-18, 2018 at NC State University, Raleigh, NC