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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NAPIM Spring Convention

Fostering greater understanding and knowledge of the printing ink industry.

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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.

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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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NCSU Financial & Strategic Analysis Workshop for Pulp and Paper

A strategic and financial workshop tailored to the pulp and paper industry. October 16-18, 2018 at NC State University, Raleigh, NC

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Advanced Paper Making: Additives - May 30-31

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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Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course

Participants in this course will learn about common resins used, and equipment from the extruder through to the winder utilized in both Blown and Cast Film applications processes.

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Hands-On Paper Making Course - September 2019

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

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Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101 Course

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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Coating and Lamination in Packaging Applications - July 2019

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

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Advanced Paper Making: Formation - May 2019

Learn from Dr. Gerry Ring at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and by hands-on work using the university's Fourdrinier pilot paper machine about paper formation and how it affects numerous other paper qualities, as well as how paper can be manipulated and improved.

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Paper Machine Operations Course

This introductory course is designed to help you build confidence and knowledge of overall paper machine operations. Gain an understanding of the mechanical components and operations of the paper machine that affect the structure and quality of paper, learn to identify design and operation features, and discover methods to improve paper machine efficiency and product quality.

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Advanced Paper Making: Formation - Oct 2019

Learn from Dr. Gerry Ring at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and by hands-on work using the university's Fourdrinier pilot paper machine about paper formation and how it affects numerous other paper qualities, as well as how paper can be manipulated and improved.

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Introduction to Corrugated Course

In fast-paced corrugator operations, it is critical to be equipped with foundational understanding of the dynamic corrugating process. This course is designed to shorten the learning curve of people new to the business and provide a deeper understanding to those already in the game.

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Extrusion Coating Course

This course will feature comprehensive educational material taught by multiple instructors along with networking opportunities at a table top reception and a group outing.

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Tissue Courses

Tissue

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Pulping Courses

Pulping

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Paper Manufacturing Courses

Paper Manufacturing

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Sharpen Your Financial Know-How

Sharpen Your Financial Acumen and Your Pencil for This Course. Registration is underway now.


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Learn How to Improve Operations Reel-to-Reel

Gain knowledge on increasing converting plant productivity with the our Tissue 202 course