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
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.

Webinars
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.

Webinars
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.

Webinars
Microbes in Fresh and Recycled Water Systems

Linda Robertson started her career in the paper industry in 1974 at Weyerhaeuser as a microbiologist/microscopist, moving to Nalco’s Paper R&D group in 1988 and joining Nalco’s Worldwide Technical Support in 1996 as Principal Consultant. 

Webinars
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. 

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.

Measurement of Structural Properties of Coated Paper by X-Ray Microtomography, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Measurement of Structural Properties of Coated Paper by X-Ray Microtomography, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

A Plan for Leveraging Instrumentation and Control Technology to Reduce Energy Costs and Improve Overall Mill Profitability, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

A Plan for Leveraging Instrumentation and Control Technology to Reduce Energy Costs and Improve Overall Mill Profitability, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Program Management, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Program Management, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Utilizing PM and PdM Techniques to Maximize Paper Machine Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Utilizing PM and PdM Techniques to Maximize Paper Machine Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Improving Bark-Fired Boiler Operation With the Use of An Over-Grate Burner, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Improving Bark-Fired Boiler Operation With the Use of An Over-Grate Burner, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Mill Manager Roundtable: Reliability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference(1)

Mill Manager Roundtable: Reliability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Journal articles
Vibration Signatures, Frontline Focus, Volume 4, Issue 1

Frontline Focus, January 2008

Journal articles
Insulation, the Forgotten Technology, part 1, Frontline Focus, Volume 5, Issue 7

Frontline Focus, August 2009

EATON SC9000 MV AC DRIVE TECHNOLOGY Improves Weyerhaeuser Energy Efficiency 09epe15

EATON SC9000 MV AC Drive Technology Improves Weyerhaeuser Energy Efficiency, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Mechanical drive solutions with life-cycle support for the pulp & paper industry, PaperCon '09 Conference

Mechanical drive solutions with life-cycle support for the pulp & paper industry, PaperCon '09 Conference

Books
Editor's Note: An Ideal Raw Material for Pulp and Paper, TAP

Editor's Note: An Ideal Raw Material for Pulp and Paper, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2010

Journal articles
Investigation of chemical recovery unit floor tube overheat failures, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1999, Vol. 82(2)

Investigation of chemical recovery unit floor tube overheat failures, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1999, Vol. 82(2)

Journal articles
Shop Talk: The Smallest Details, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1999, Vol. 83(5)

Shop Talk: The Smallest Details, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1999, Vol. 83(5)

Journal articles
Australia's Paper and Forestry Forum: A Preview of Significant Issues for 1998-2008, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1999, Vol. 83(5)

Australia's Paper and Forestry Forum: A Preview of Significant Issues for 1998-2008, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1999, Vol. 83(5)