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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All Events

View a listing of all TAPPI events.

Courses
Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course

This training event is among the highest rated of all TAPPI courses! Offers introductory- and intermediate-level content covering technology, including “what” happens, and “why” things happen.  This course provides the foundation for learning advanced topics more quickly. Learn from one of the most well-known and enthusiastic instructors, Dr. Michael Kocurek.

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Tissue 202: Converting Operations Course

This training explores the converting processes of rolled products and how the quality and variability of tissue parent jumbo reels and soft rolls impact the runnability of these complex lines.

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Advanced Bonding Course

This course will help students increase their understanding of the corrugated bonding process including factors and variables that impact bond performance, determining proper bonding settings, glue line analysis, combined board caliber and process centerlining as well as identifying the causes of warp and how to correct warp with coated liners.

Courses
Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course

This intermediate-to-advanced course will help students to improve tissue quality and consistency, understand contributors to waste and downtime, learn reliability and maintenance best practices and diagnose and troubleshoot problems quickly.

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Kraft Recovery Operations Course

One of TAPPI's highest rated, longest running events! You'll learn ways to improve pulp production efficiency, minimize operating costs and reduce environmental impact. This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel.

Courses
NAPIM Spring Convention

Fostering greater understanding and knowledge of the printing ink industry.

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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.

Courses
Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of corona and plasma treatment, and what treatment system adjustments can be made to improve surface treatment and adhesion outcomes. Combining formal classroom training and hands-on experience, attendees will learn how to apply the latest surface treatment technologies to improve adhesion and product performance.

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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.

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IDCON Root Cause Problem Elimination(1)

IDCON's two-day course teaches a structured approach to problem elimination. Unlike the commonly used Root Cause Analysis, the training focuses on the steps required to eliminate the failure/problem rather than just analyzing it.

Courses
Hands-On Papermaking Course - September 2018

Learn papermaking basics and operate the a Fourdrinier pilot paper machine guided by University of Wisconsin experts!

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IDCON Essential Care and Inspection Techniques(1)

This practical training course teaches how to care for equipment and perform fundamental condition monitoring (inspection) tasks.

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Coating and Lamination in Packaging Applications - July 2018

Learn coating and lamination fundamentals and apply your knowledge in operations and quality control.

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Advanced Hands-On Paper Making: Additives - Nov 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!

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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!

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Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course

This introductory course increases understanding of tissue performance properties and manufacturing. It is designed for participants who desire a comprehensive overview of the tissue manufacturing process and the effect of processes on product performance properties.

Courses
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.

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IDCON Develop & Manage Preventive Maintenance(1)

IDCON’s training will give you the ability to understand how to develop and improve a Preventive Maintenance and Essential Care & Condition Monitoring (PM/ECCM) system cost effectively.

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Best Practices on the Corrugator Course

This course is designed to give an understanding of each element in the corrugating process, which will lead to higher productivity and profitability, better quality, as well as reduce waste and downtime.
You'll learn how to understand each element of the corrugating process. You'll study the basics of how each component in the corrugator system works and how to run each component with optimum settings for peak performance.