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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Webinars
Why Filtered Whitewater Systems Fail

This webinar explains why paper machine whitewater filtration systems are often problematic and in some cases fail. The presentation shows how controlling variability in your whitewater system can help save energy, reduce fresh water consumption and improve product variability.

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Improving Winder Safety

The batch process occurring at the winder represents one of highest potential areas of danger in the mill for operators and maintenance personnel. Speeds and technology continue to increase. Regulations are changing (e.g. EN ISO 13849 machinery standards). How safe is safe enough? Will a safety upgrade reduce overall throughput? Will automating some winder functions both improve safety and productivity? How much downtime will be required? These and more questions will be answered in this webinar. Included in the discussion will be guards, fencing, E-stops, electrical and fluid control improvements, mechanical holding devices, threading and splicing modifications and automation.

 

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Advanced Online Process Analyzers for Pulp Mill Control

This webinar will briefly review the technology and give further details on economic impacts achieved through the installation of rugged process online FT-NIR analyzers when coupled with advanced process control strategies. 

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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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Flame Retardant Formulations, Testing and Environmental Concerns

This webinar is presented by Glade E. Squires and TAPPI NET Division. 

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Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers

This webinar is presented by Rosy Covarrubias, Buckman Internationalr and brought to you by the Women in Industry Division 

 

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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.

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A Comparison of the FSC and SFI Forest Certification Standards

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standards offer two approaches to forest management certificates. 

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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.

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An Overview of Principled Centered Safety

Principled Centered Safety is designed to change the safety culture to an incident free environment at work, home and play. Each participant learns how to act, communicate and work together with the different needs, values and motivations of others and becomes competent when others are at risk. The webinar will be an overview of this approach and a preview of the Safety Session at PaperCon.


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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


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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.

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Tissue Machine Vibration Monitoring Systems

Condition monitoring, particularly using vibration, is a well-established method for improving and maintaining tissue machine reliability. Using specialized instrumentation and software can help maintenance and operations personnel diagnose problems and plan for appropriate corrective actions. This webinar provides an overview of on-line systems for monitoring both rotating equipment and doctoring systems.

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Increasing Paper Machine Agility with a Novel Grade Change Concept

A narrow grade mix and long grade runs were once common. Not today. Most machines make a wider set of products with many grade changes.

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Transforming Cellulose Nanocrystals into Sustainable Products through Surface Engineering

This webinar is presented by Emily D. Cranston, McMaster University– and brought to you by the Nanotechnology Division 

 

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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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Drying and Profiling Efficiency of Steam Profilers

Dr. Nuyan is Vice President of Pulp and Paper Applications NA at Valmet. He has held previous positions in R&D, product management and support, sales and marketing support, applications and business management throughout his career with Valmet (formerly Metso).

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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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Cellulose Nanomaterials: Measurement Needs and Potential Solutions

As global efforts continue to discover new applications for cellulose nanomaterials, commercial production and processing of these materials will have unique measurement needs. 

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Binders - Latex Introduction to Emulsion Polymerization

This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division and Binders & Additives Committee on March 22, 2012. The presenter is Mark Yanutola with the Omnova Performance Chemicals Division.