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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Paper and Board

The Paper & Board Division division consists of hundreds of professionals who focus on the mechanical preparation of fibers prior to the paper machine, the preparation and evaluation of the effect of papermaking additives (fillers and chemicals), surface applications on the paper machine, and paper machine auxiliary systems operation. 

Webinars
Basics of Refining

This webinar will focus on the basics of Refining; Why refine?, the key components and operation of Refiners. It will also address: Important Process variables/ guidelines, Controls and System Considerations, Maintenance and Mechanical Issues, and Plate Design/Application.

Webinars
Low Consistency Refining System Optimization: Module 2

This webinar is brought to you by the Paper & Board Division's Papermaking Technology and Operations Committee. 

 

Webinars
Chemical Cleaning Guide for Press Fabrics: TAPPI TIP 0404-65

This webinar is brought to you by the Paper & Board Division's Papermaking Technology and Operations Committee. 

 

Webinars
Low Consistency Refining System Optimization: Module 1

This webinar is brought to you by the Paper & Board Division's Papermaking Technology and Operations Committee. 

 

Webinars
Paper Machine Vacuum Systems

This webinar is brought to you by the TAPPI Papermakers Committee and the Water Removal Committee.

Conference papers
Advances in hot pressing technology, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Advances in hot pressing technology, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Conference papers
The buildup of dissolved solids in closed white water systems, Solutions! & TAPPI JOURNAL, August 2004, Vol. 3(8) (209KB)

The buildup of dissolved solids in closed white water systems, Solutions! & TAPPI JOURNAL, August 2004, Vol. 3(8) (209KB)

Papermaking Kits

Papermaking Kits

Standards
Training standard for paper machine tender, Standard Guideline Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1501 sg-18

Training standard for paper machine tender, Standard Guideline Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1501 sg-18

Conference papers
Repulpability of splices/splicing tape, Useful Method UM 213 (2012)

Repulpability of splices/splicing tape, Useful Method UM 213 (2012)

TAPPI News
Transit and Delivery Damage a Problem?

Learn New Best Practices and Solutions That Can Add to Your Bottom Line at TAPPI’s Shipping, Receiving, and Warehousing Conference in April

Technical information papers
Weight of Newsprint Rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-11 (2003)

Weight of Newsprint Rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-11 (2003)

Treatment of Lap Pulp Colloidal Stickies to Improve Paper Machine Runnability, 2011 PEERS Conference

Treatment of Lap Pulp Colloidal Stickies to Improve Paper Machine Runnability, 2011 PEERS Conference

Bleach Plant Materials, 2011 PEERS Conference

Bleach Plant Materials, 2011 PEERS Conference

Effect of Mechanical Pre-treatment on a Novel Method for Cellulose Fibers Treatment, PaperCon 2014

Effect of Mechanical Pre-treatment on a Novel Method for Cellulose Fibers Treatment, PaperCon 2014

Cellulose micro- and nanofibrils as a binding material for high fillercontent papers, PaperCon 2014

Cellulose micro- and nanofibrils as a binding material for high fillercontent papers, PaperCon 2014

Using the T-Card System to Raise the Operational Performance of a Board Mill, PaperCon 2014

Using the T-Card System to Raise the Operational Performance of a Board Mill, PaperCon 2014

Mill Workforce Development: SustainingÃ?AgilityÃ?andÃ?ProfitabilityÃ?ThroughÃ?DevelopingÃ?Employees, PaperCon 2014

Mill Workforce Development: SustainingÊAgilityÊandÊProfitabilityÊThroughÊDevelopingÊEmployees, PaperCon 2014