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
Critical Thinking in Converting

Critical Thinking in Converting

Nonwovens

The Nonwovens Industry focuses on the fabric or fabric-like material made from long fiber, bonded together by chemical, mechanical, heat or solvent treatment. 

TAPPI News
PaperCon Redefines Industry View of the Future

Over four days, more than 1,750 industry professionals from around the world gathered to discuss critical issues affecting the paper and packaging industry and what lies ahead for the future.  


Courses
NCSU Financial & Strategic Analysis Workshop for Pulp and Paper Oct 2017

This workshop will give you basic and sophisticated tools to analyze and evaluate the effect of capital investment in your operations, evaluate business operations (profitability, cost absorption), estimate financial outcomes (investment return) and support decision making across the whole pulp and paper operation.

Courses
Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of corona and plasma treatment, and what treatment system adjustments can be made to improve surface treatment and adhesion outcomes. Combining formal classroom training and hands-on experience, attendees will learn how to apply the latest surface treatment technologies to improve adhesion and product performance.

Webinars
Binders - Latex Butadiene-Based Latex Binders

This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division and Binders & Additives Community on July 26, 2012.

Webinars
Biocides in White Water Systems Maximizing System Performance While Minimizing Costs

Chris Baron earned his bachelor’s degree in 1988 from the University of Illinois-Urbana, where his thesis project involved the exploration of organic synthesis strategies for chiral stationary phases in high-performance liquid chromatography.

Webinars
Flame Retardant Formulations, Testing and Environmental Concerns

This webinar is presented by Glade E. Squires and TAPPI NET Division. 

Webinars
Introduction to Nonwovens Processes Part I

Presenting this webinar are Christina Ruiz and Sneha Swaminathan of Holligsworth & Vose. Christina Ruiz is a Technology Scout for the R&D group at Hollingsworth & Vose. After working in the mineral processing industry with roles ranging from product and process development to quality management, Christina joined H&V's Advanced Fiber Nonwovens Group as an R&D Scientist, developing new products on multiple nonwoven processing platforms.

Webinars
Improving Sustainability with QCS Life Cycle Management

Since inception, Quality Control Systems (QCS) have played an integral role in the quality and efficiency of the paper industry. However, there are instances when needed capital dollars for upgrades are just not available. Agility is therefore required to sustain the life of the QCS while maintaining or improving profitability.

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Webinars
Flame Retardants and Smoke Suppressants

This webinar is brought to you by TAPPI NET Division.  

Webinars
Process Foam What Why and How to Attack

Chris Sharpe earned his degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and began his career in the defoamer industry in 1994. He started in the applications laboratory and transitioned to full-time field support in 1998.

Webinars
Nanotechnology in Fibrous Materials: 101

This presentation will provide an overview of the field and discuss new applications that have evolved in connection with developing nonwoven fibrous materials, performance clothing and protective textiles. The environment and health impacts of nanotechnology and science will also be examined.

Webinars
What Nonwovens Manufactures Need to know about Formaldehyde

Maureen Nunn is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a graduate degree from Georgetown in Organic Chemistry. She has over 30 years in product development in a large number of applications such as automotive finishes, pulp and paper, water treatment, adhesives, and textile nonwovens.

Webinars
Binders: Latex Acrylic Chemistry

This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division and Binders & Additives Committee on October 24, 2012.

Webinars
Introduction to Nonwovens Processes Part 2

Dr. Roy M. Broughton Jr. is Professor Emeritus, Polymer and Fiber Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn AL. Dr. Broughton graduated from North Carolina State University first in Pulp and Paper Technology then in Polymer and Fiber Science.

Webinars
Binders - Latex Introduction to Emulsion Polymerization

This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division and Binders & Additives Committee on March 22, 2012. The presenter is Mark Yanutola with the Omnova Performance Chemicals Division.

NET Division Committees

The Technical Committees of the NET Division work together throughout the year to solve problems, develop technical papers, plan conference sessions, and more.

TAPPI News
Co-Located Events Draw Global Audience

PaperCon and NETInc are co-located April 23-26. Join professionals from around the world for technical presentations, roundtable discussions, expert-led panels, tutorials and special events.