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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Books
Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

Youngâ??s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force MicroscopyYoungâ??s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force Microscopy

Young’s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force MicroscopyYoung’s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force Microscopy

Effect of polymeric nanoparticles on the stability of a biomimetic model of lung surfactant, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Effect of polymeric nanoparticles on the stability of a biomimetic model of lung surfactant, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Flame Retardants from Natural Products Flame Retardant

Flame Retardants from Natural Products Flame Retardant Coatings Based on Carbohydrates, Nanoclay, and Borate Salts, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Use of Order of Addition to Improve CNC Dispersion and Emuls

Use of Order of Addition to Improve CNC Dispersion and Emulsion Stability in Waterborne Epoxy Formulations, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Cellulose Nanocrystals and Nanofibers for Renewable Active M

Cellulose Nanocrystals and Nanofibers for Renewable Active Materials, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Nanocellulose Meeting the Oil/Water Interface: Emulsions & A

Nanocellulose Meeting the Oil/Water Interface: Emulsions & Applications, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Stable Top-Gate Organic Field-Effect Transistors, 15 NANO

Stable Top-Gate Organic Field-Effect Transistors on Cellulose Nanocrystal Substrates [Electronics III], 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Strengthening Block Copolymer Thin Films with Cellulose Nano

Strengthening Block Copolymer Thin Films with Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC), 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Effect of Carboxy-Methyl-Cellulose (CMC) as a Dispersing Age

Effect of Carboxy-Methyl-Cellulose (CMC) as a Dispersing Agent for Micro-Nano Fibrillated Cellulose (MNFC) on z-Structured TMP Paper and MNFC Films Properties, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Melt processing of cellulose nanocrystal reinforced polycarb

Melt processing of cellulose nanocrystal reinforced polycarbonate from a master-batch process, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Gel Spinning of Polyacrylonitrile/Cellulose Nanocrystal Comp

Gel Spinning of Polyacrylonitrile/Cellulose Nanocrystal Composite Fibers, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Dispersion of Cellulose Nanocrystals in Transparent Media, 2

Dispersion of Cellulose Nanocrystals in Transparent Media, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
New Technology Showcase: Low Cost, Versatile BioPlus Nano

New Technology Showcase: Low Cost, Versatile BioPlus Nanocellulose by American Process Inc., 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Developing design model for CNC composites CNC: Cellulose

Developing design model for CNC composites CNC: Cellulose Nano Crystals, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Cellulose Nanomaterials Commercialization: A Forest Service

Cellulose Nanomaterials Commercialization: A Forest Service Perspective, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Electronic, 2015 NANO

Innovations in Organic Printed Electronic, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
3D Infrared Chemical Images for Characterizing Cellulose

3D Infrared Chemical Images for Characterizing Cellulose Nanomaterials, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
High Performance Cement via Cellulose Nanocrystal Addition

High Performance Cement via Cellulose Nanocrystal Addition, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
Cellulose NanoFiber Film for Flexible Displays, 15 NANO

Development of Transparent Cellulose NanoFiber Film for Flexible Displays, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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