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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Reintroduction of Soft X-radiography for Imaging Paper Formation: Part 2. Paper Towels and Tissues

This webinar is presented by Dr. D. Steven Keller and brought to you by the Process Control Division

How to Use Rheology to Characterize and Formulate Nanofiber Based Materials

Presenter: Yaman Boluk, University of Alberta

Biofilm Control in Papermaking Webinar

This webinar will discuss: How to recognize the problems caused by biofilms, Understanding how biofilms are formed, Develop an understanding of the strategies used to control biofilm formation, & Identify the steps required to design and implement a biofilm control program.

Operator Training Strategies Developing a more Competitive and Technologically Advanced Workforce

The webinar covers various methods of operator training, including the more advanced educational training used by the paper industry around the world; introduction to the newest and most advanced curriculum of e-learning available, developed by industry experts; and how mills can customize learning.

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.

Monitoring Tools and Strategies for the Detection and Control of Microbial Growth in Papermaking Systems

Provides an overview of monitoring approaches that can be used to assess the performance of biocontrol programs and optimize treatment strategies for improved control of microbial spoilage and deposit formation. Appropriate for anyone with an interest in deposit control and spoilage in industrial systems.

High performance cement via cellulose nanocrystal addition

This webinar is presented by Professor Jeffery Youngblood, Purdue University . 

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.

Improving Sustainability with QCS Life Cycle Management

Since inception, Quality Control Systems (QCS) have played an integral role in the quality and efficiency of the paper industry. However, there are instances when needed capital dollars for upgrades are just not available. Agility is therefore required to sustain the life of the QCS while maintaining or improving profitability.

Reintroduction of Soft X-radiography for Imaging Paper Formation: Part 1. Paperboards

This webinar is presented by Dr. D. Steven Keller and brought to you by the Process Control Division 


Wet End Chemistry Fundamentals Series #3

Dr. Pruszynski received his MSc and PhD from University of Poznan, Poland in the area of Physical Organic Chemistry where he taught for 12 years. Przem is an author and coauthor of close to 100 papers and conference contributions.  His areas of expertise include water chemistry, wet-end chemistry, papermaking chemistry, mechanical pulping and bleaching, papermaking and paper properties.

Nip Dewatering Webinar

This Web Seminar was hosted by the TAPPI Papermakers & Water Removal Committees on June 29, 2010. The seminar was available live to all members of the Papermakers and Water Removal Committees.

Introduction to Emulsion Polymers

This webinar is presented by Ioan Marcu, Lubrizol and brought to you by the NET Division 


Overview, Properties and Opportunities for Nanocellulose

The forest products industry has a unique opportunity that is unfolding: the production of renewable and sustainable nanomaterials for a broad range of applications. Commercialization of this technology will preserve existing jobs, allowing our mature industry to remain competitive.

Tissue Softness Explained

This introductory webinar will  cover: softness definition, furnish selection, chemistry, manufacturing, creping, and softness quantification techniques. This webinar is ideal for those in tissue manufacturing and anyone who wants to understand the basic mechanisms surrounding this "touchy" subject. 

Boost Mill Wide Productivity with a Common Language Approach

This webinar is about how pulp and paper mills need to evolve from their current "craft" based to a "data" based operation.  This data based operation will lead to view the overall mill process as a unified system.

Processing of nanocellulose based polymer nanocomposites

A webinar on the Processing of nanocellulose based polyer nanocomposites. The presentation covered the different strategies reported in the literature to process polymer nanocomposites reinforced when nanocellulose are presented.

Microbially Influenced Corrosion

Dr. Sandy Sharp is an independent consultant with degrees in metallurgy, corrosion and chemistry and four decades of experience solving corrosion problems. For 22 years he led a corrosion control group within a pulp and paper company to plan, manage and implement corrosion control efforts to increase the profitability and safety of mill operations. 

Renewing the Renewable Industry Driving Innovation In Forest Products

On this upcoming webinar, you will learn more about Agenda 2020, and its mission to transform the forest products industry through innovation. You will also learn about the technology priorities that can enable the industry’s transformation. Receive an update on important research initiatives, and successes and opportunities in funding them–and learn how to benefit from the Agenda 2020 program.

Process Foam What Why and How to Attack

Chris Sharpe earned his degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and began his career in the defoamer industry in 1994. He started in the applications laboratory and transitioned to full-time field support in 1998.