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 [email protected]. 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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Young Professionals

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Moving Past Generational Differences

This webinar is brought to you by the Young Professionals Division 


SPOTLIGHT: Sarah Garchinsky

Sarah is currently the Young Professionals Division’s Director of Division Relations. Her main focus this year is to work on bridging the gap between the young professionals’ network and the technical divisions of TAPPI.

Young Professionals Division Committees

Young Professionals YP Executive Council Committee For more information on any of our Divisions, Committees or Local Sections please contact our Member Connection Center or consult our Staff Directory.

TAPPI Selects Young Professionals of the Year for 2018

TAPPI Selects Young Professionals of the Year for 2018 Emerging leaders represent WestRock, Domtar, MICA Corporation, Kohler Coating, Inc., and  Jacobs Engineering TAPPI is pleased to announce the selections for this year’s

Young Professionals

Are you a recent or soon-to-be college graduate looking to make your way in the paper, packaging or a related industry? Do you want to get ahead of the competition and start growing your knowledge right away? 

PRESS RELEASE - 2016 Top 20 Under 30 Winners

TAPPI Announces 2016 Young Professionals Division Top 20 Under 30 Winners

Top Outstanding Young Professionals

2017 Emerging leaders represent WestRock, Domtar, Cascades Tissue Group International Paper, Solenis, and Weidmann Electrical Technology AG

Young Professionals Division Welcomes Six New Directors to Executive Council

The Young Professionals Division has tackled its outreach initiatives by expanding its Executive Council.

Young Professionals Buzzing with Activity at PaperCon

The Young Professionals Division is an unparalleled resource for recent graduates and professionals under the age of 35 looking to enhance a career in the global pulp, paper, packaging, tissue, converting, and related industries, and their presence at PaperCon will be significant this year.

Recruit at 2017 TAPPI/PIMA Student Summit

Take your recruiting efforts to the next level at the industry’s leading Career Fair event.

Services for Paper Mills â?¢Trends and Solutions: Session M7 â?¢Mill Workforce Development, PaperCon 2014

Services for Paper Mills •Trends and Solutions: Session M7 •Mill Workforce Development, PaperCon 2014

Knowledge Transfer for the generational gap, PaperCon 2014

Knowledge Transfer for the generational gap, PaperCon 2014

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