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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Modern Hydraulic Headboxes - Managing Expectations and Operations

 This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Papermakers & Water Removal Committees on October 11, 2011. The seminar was available live to all members of the Papermakers, Water Removal, and young professionals Committee. 

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High performance cement via cellulose nanocrystal addition

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

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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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Microbes in Papermaking: Do You Have a Problem

Microorganisms can thrive in papermaking systems when water, cellulose, starch, furnish and other additives combined at favorable pH and warm temperatures.

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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.

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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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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Nanocellulose in the Formulation of Emulsions and Formulation-Composition Maps

Cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) and naocrystals (CNC) are high aspect nanomaterials that can form structured networks. Taking advantage of this property, I will introduce novel approaches to wood deconstruction for the development of CNF and CNC. They mainly consist of microemulsions with super-solubilizing power and ultralow interfacial tension. Further, the unique properties of fluid multiphase systems will be exploited in the synthesis of various types of emulsions.

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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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How to Use Rheology to Characterize and Formulate Nanofiber Based Materials

Presenter: Yaman Boluk, University of Alberta

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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.

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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.

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Combat Process Disturbances and PID Loop Interactions

PID loop interactions and process disturbances are a leading source of process variability and instability in all processes. This webinar shows you how to employ new tools to easily obtain the effects of interaction and disturbances on your process (the models) and how to use these to break or eliminate loop interactions and the effects of disturbances.

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It's not a question of IF: Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging Part II

This webinar is presented by Kevin Karstedt, Jeff Wettersten and introduced by Cory Francer. 

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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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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.

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How to Deal with Misleading Environmental Claims Related to Print and Paper

Phil is President and COO of Two Sides U.S., a non-profit that that promotes the responsible use of print and paper, as well as the unique sustainability features of print and paper. Two Sides operates in 12 countries and has over 1,000 members, and is currently a well-known entity in Europe.

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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.