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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12NANO50

Use of Classical Mean-Field Modeling to Guide Development of Cellulose Nanocomposites, 2012 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Need for Development of International Standards for Nanocellulose Materials: A Canadian Perspective, 2012 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Need for Development of International Standards for Nanocellulose Materials: A Canadian Perspective, 2012 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Study of interphase in PLA •cellulose nanocrystals composit

Study of interphase in PLA •cellulose nanocrystals composite films, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Comparative Kinetic Study of the Thermal Decomposition of Na

Comparative Kinetic Study of the Thermal Decomposition of Nanocellulose Produced by H2SO4 Hydrolysis, TEMPO, and AVAP® Processes, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Water resistant NFC films, PaperCon 2014

Water resistant NFC films, PaperCon 2014

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Research, Development, Scale-Up, Production and Selected Applications of FiberLeanÿ Microfibrillated Cellulose/ Mineral Composite for Paper and Board Applications

Research, Development, Scale-Up, Production and Selected Applications of FiberLeanÿ Microfibrillated Cellulose/ Mineral Composite for Paper and Board Applications

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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 N

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

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Cellulose Nanofibril Bound Laminated Paper Nanocomposites (Cellubound), 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Cellulose Nanofibril Bound Laminated Paper Nanocomposites (Cellubound), 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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The Addition of CNF to Papermaking Furnish-Part 2, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

The Addition of CNF to Papermaking Furnish-Part 2, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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

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

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

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

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The benefit of cellulose nanofibrils(CNF) to foam formed paper properties, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

The benefit of cellulose nanofibrils(CNF) to foam formed paper properties, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Contact active antimicrobial surface produced by surface quaternised cellulose nanofibrils, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Contact active antimicrobial surface produced by surface quaternised cellulose nanofibrils, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Design and characterization of cellulose nanocrystals enhanc

Design and characterization of cellulose nanocrystals enhanced epoxy hardeners and resins-Processing vs. surface modification, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Rethink Trees...., 2015 TAPPI NANO

Rethink Trees...., 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Installation and Start Up of a Commercial Cellulose Nanofibr

Installation and Start Up of a Commercial Cellulose Nanofibril Production Plant, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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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

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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

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Water Sorption in Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC), 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Water Sorption in Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC), 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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In-situ Measurements of CNC Suspension Using Rayleigh-Gans

In-situ Measurements of CNC Suspension Using Rayleigh-Gans Scattering, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials