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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Nanotechnology â?¢A Northern Perspective, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology •A Northern Perspective, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

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Nanotechnology for Paper Recycling, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology(1)

Nanotechnology for Paper Recycling, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

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Synthesis of Hollow TiO2: Towards a Fundamental Understanding of the Relationship between Filler Morphology and Performance, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Synthesis of Hollow TiO2: Towards a Fundamental Understanding of the Relationship between Filler Morphology and Performance, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

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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

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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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Nano Cellulose Preparation by ACC Method, 2015 NANO

Nano Cellulose Preparation by ACC Method, 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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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

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Analyzing the future applications of nanocellulose, 15 NANO

Analyzing the future applications of nanocellulose, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Preparation of Cellulose Nanocrystal/ Silver Nanoparticle Co

Preparation of Cellulose Nanocrystal/ Silver Nanoparticle Composite Materials for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Applications, 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

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The role of Xylan in dewatering of NFC gels, 15 NANO

The role of Xylan in dewatering of NFC gels, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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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

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Process-Structure-Property Relationship of Cellulose Nanocry

Process-Structure-Property Relationship of Cellulose Nanocrystal / Polylactic Acid Nanocomposite Films, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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The Addition of CNF to Papermaking Furnish-Part 2, 15 NANO

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

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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

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Cellulose Nanofibril Bound Laminated Paper Nanocomposites

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

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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

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Nanocrystal Orientation on the Enhanced Mechanical Properties and Structural Color of Bio-Nanocomposites, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

The Impact of Cellulose Nanocrystal Orientation on the Enhanced Mechanical Properties and Structural Color of Bio-Nanocomposites, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Development, Scale? up and Production of Mineral/ Microfibri

Development, Scale? up and Production of Mineral/ Microfibrillated Cellulose Composite Materials for Paper and Board Applications, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials