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 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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Industry News

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Association News

Association News, Paper360º November 2008

Spotlight: Danny Haynes

October 1, 2016

For more than 100 years, TAPPI membership has included the best and brightest in the pulp, paper, packaging and converting industry.

Josh Reich spotlight

November 1, 2016

“This was not the career path I originally thought I’d be on,” says TAPPI member Josh Reich. “But I’m glad I am now.”

Member Spotlight

Josh Reich

For more than 100 years, TAPPI membership has included the best and brightest in the pulp, paper, packaging and converting industry.  Such as member Josh Reich.

Chicago TAPPI

Welcome to Chicago TAPPI Local Section

EU Awards EUR 7.7 Million to Nanotechnology-Based Antimicrobial Packaging Project (1/18/2017)

NanoPack aims to develop and demonstrate state-of-the-art antimicrobial packaging solutions for perishable foods based on natural nanomaterials that will prevent food-borne illness outbreaks and reduce food waste caused by early spoilage.

Freudenberg Performance Materials Launches New Evolon Website (1/11/2017)

Freudenberg Performance Materials is launching a new website for Evolon®. With one click, visitors will obtain detailed information on the technology invented by Freudenberg and the particular benefits which the microfilament fabric can provide them.

National Presto Sells Absorbent Products Unit (1/12/2017)

National Presto Industries Inc. reports that it has sold its absorbent products division to a Belgian company for $71 million. Eau Claire-based National Presto, which also has divisions that make ammunition for the military and small kitchen appliances for consumers, said the deal with Drylock Technologies Inc., unites the absorbent products segment with a major company in that industry while keeping local jobs.

Sappi’s Wiersum Named RISI 2017 European CEO of the Year (1/05/2017)

RISI, Boston, Mass., USA, has announced that Berry Wiersum, CEO of Sappi Europe SA, Brussels, Belgium, has been named RISI's 2017 European CEO of the Year. RISI will present this award at the European Conference, which will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 6-8, 2017.

Class Action Settlement Reached on Kandoo Wipes (1/10/2017)

A San Francisco judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement of a class action lawsuit involving the Kandoo brand of flushable wipes. The settlement potentially affects people who purchased the wipes in California between March 21, 2010 and Dec. 9, 2016. 

Cenveo Appoints New Director (1/13/2017)

Cenveo, Inc. (NYSE: CVO) holder of the Cenveo Envelope Group, one of the largest manufacturers of paper envelopes with a global supply base, announced this past week that James Moorhead has joined its board of directors, effective immediately. Moorhead is currently the CMO at Metromile, a leader in pay-per-mile car insurance, where he is responsible for all marketing efforts. Prior to that, he spent three years at Dish Network as SVP, CMO, and served on their executive leadership team. Previously, Moorehead spent 11 years with Proctor & Gamble in senior marketing roles, working with healthcare and grooming brands such as Prilosec OTC, Vicks, Gillette, and Old Spice.

Zanders Names Mueller Marketing Manager (1/09/2017)

Tobias Mueller has been named the new marketing manager at Zanders, Germany, a producer of specialty papers and boards for labels, packaging, and graphical applications.

Poll Shows Lack of Understanding about Food Contaminated Corrugated Packaging (1/09/2017)

Research commissioned by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), U.K., has revealed that when asked to choose who is most responsible for ensuring that recyclable packaging from the home is of good enough quality to be recycled, 45% of respondents said the onus was on the household, while 38% believed that it was down to the packaging manufacturers or the reprocessors of recyclable material, with a further 8% believing it should be down to local authorities.

Lyreco Presents Sustainable Development Award to SCA (1/02/2017)

Lyreco, U.K., has presented its 2016 Sustainable Development award to SCA, Sweden. The award, which was created in 2015, recognizes suppliers who have a global approach to sustainable development and who place social responsibility at the heart of their strategy.

Lecta Responds to Press Speculation Regarding Strategic Transaction (1/19/2017)

Lecta S.A., Barcelona, Spain, noting recent press speculation in relation to a potential exit by CVC Capital Partners of its stake in the company, confirmed this week that it has engaged advisors to explore a potential strategic corporate transaction. However, it added that no formal decision has been made at this time.

Stora Enso Invests Further in Commercialization of Microfibrillated Cellulose in Paper (1/12/2017)

Stora Enso (Helsinki, Finland) announced yesterday (July 11) the company is investing a total of EUR 9.1 million into its consumer board mills in Imatra and Ingerois, Finland, and Fors, Sweden, to continue the commercialization of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) and to accelerate product development.

Imagine Chemistry: AkzoNobel Launches Global Chemicals Startup Challenge (1/18/2017)

AkzoNobel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is launching Imagine Chemistry, an opportunity to partner with startup firms, students, research groups, and career scientists from across the world to jointly exploit the knowledge of chemistry and solve several real-life chemistry-related challenges.