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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How to Write What People Like to Read

How to Write What People Like to Read

Tissue

 

Tissue 

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Finishing - Papermaking Part 3

Papermaking Part 3, Finishing

Establishing the Techniques to Relate Paper Machine Issues To Colloidal Microstickies, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Establishing the Techniques to Relate Paper Machine Issues To Colloidal Microstickies, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Tissue

The Tissue Industry focuses on the manufacture of absorbent hygenic products for the at-home consumer, the away-from-home market and for specialty wrapping applications.  

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Printing Fundamentals

Printing Fundamentals

Courses
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.

Courses
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

TAPPI Professional Certificates

Introducing TAPPI’s newest program for professional development!   Designed to meet the needs of today’s competitive environment, earning a TAPPI Professional Certificate demonstrates you are ready to manage your industry’s demands with expertise. 

Webinars
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. 

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
Introduction to Tissue Creping and Creping Chemistry

This webinar is will provide an overview of the creping process and the chemicals used to enhance it's effectiveness. Perfect for those who are new to tissue to tissue manufacturing process or just want to better understand of one of the more important and problematic areas of tissue making.

Webinars
Paper Quality Measurement – Past, Present and Future

Awarded 2015 Best Paper at PaperCon by TAPPI’s Process Control Division 
Presenter:  Åke Hellström, Retired Principal Engineer, ABB Inc.

Webinars
Tissue Manufacturing for Softness and Bulk

This webinar is appropriate for anyone new to tissue or needing an introduction to the manufacturing variables affecting softness in tissue grades: fiber raw materials, stock prep, wet end chemicals, forming, drying method, creping, calendering and converting.

Webinars
Machine Thermal Sprayed Yankee Dryer Coatings

Machine thermal sprayed Yankee coatings have evolved over the past decade from an asset preservation expenditure to a machine performance investment. Furthermore, with the rapid acceptance of steel Yankee dryers, thermal coatings are required.

Webinars
Improving Winder Safety

The batch process occurring at the winder represents one of highest potential areas of danger in the mill for operators and maintenance personnel. Speeds and technology continue to increase. Regulations are changing (e.g. EN ISO 13849 machinery standards). How safe is safe enough? Will a safety upgrade reduce overall throughput? Will automating some winder functions both improve safety and productivity? How much downtime will be required? These and more questions will be answered in this webinar. Included in the discussion will be guards, fencing, E-stops, electrical and fluid control improvements, mechanical holding devices, threading and splicing modifications and automation.

 

Webinars
Tissue Machine Vibration Monitoring Systems

Condition monitoring, particularly using vibration, is a well-established method for improving and maintaining tissue machine reliability. Using specialized instrumentation and software can help maintenance and operations personnel diagnose problems and plan for appropriate corrective actions. This webinar provides an overview of on-line systems for monitoring both rotating equipment and doctoring systems.

Tissue Division Committees

Tissue Division Steering Committee – Oversees and guides the activities of the TAPPI Tissue Division  Technical Program Committee Plans the technical program for the annual Tissue 2017 conference, bringing together mill leaders and solution providers to

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Tissue Courses

Tissue

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