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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Resolute to Shut Down PM 2 at Catawba, S.C., Eliminating 180 jobs (6/05/2017)

Mill will permanently idle PM 2 this summer. The machine produces lightweight, coated paper products, including magazine, catalog, and flyer insert grades.

Federal Support for Canadian Forestry Benefits Sustainable Bio-Based Economy (6/05/2017)

Canada’s Federal Government announces support to forest sector for market and product diversification and forestry-based indigenous communities.

Journal articles
Over the Wire: AROUND the industry 14SEPPA10

Over the Wire, Paper360º September/October 2014

Magazine articles

TAPPI Magazines 

KapStone to Build New Corrugated Sheet Plant in California (9/09/2016)

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp., Northbrook, Ill., USA, this week announced it is making an investment in building a new state-of-the-art sheet plant in Ontario, Calif., as well as investing as a minority partner in a sheet feeder there.

Resolute's Calhoun Tissue Operation on Track for Q1 2017 Startup (9/06/2016)

Resolute Forest Products Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, today (Sept. 6, 2016) announced completion of commissioning of the first tissue converting line at its state-of-the-art tissue facility currently under construction in Calhoun, Tenn., USA. The remaining two lines will be commissioned by year-end. 

Ten Toscotec Tissue Machines Now Running at Vinda’s Sanjiang Mill in China (9/06/2016)

Vinda Paper (China) Co., at its Sanjiang mill, Jiangmen, has started up two new Toscotec (Lucca, Italy) machines, TM 9 and TM 10. Both machines are AHEAD-2.0M, with a design speed of 1,800 m/min. TM 10 is the 21st machine supplied by Toscotec to Vinda.

Orchids Appoints Gloss CFO (9/07/2016)

Orchids Paper Products Co., Pryor, Okla., USA, this week announced that, effective Sep. 12, 2016, Rodney D. Gloss, age 59, will join the company as CFO. Prior to joining the company, Gloss served between 2011 and 2016 as VP and CFO of Atna Resources Ltd., a public gold mining company.

Paper and Sustainable Forests: Some Great Facts to Note! (9/07/2016)

Two Sides North America, Chicago, Ill., USA, this week published a round-up of some recent forestry-related news items confirming that forest products such as paper can be a key driver of sustainable forest management and play an important role in the retention of forest land for the long term.

Mohawk Continues to Expand Wide Format Inkjet Portfolio (9/14/2016)

Mohawk (Cohoes, N.Y., USA), a manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes, and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, continues to expand its wide format inkjet portfolio to meet the needs of the growing display graphics market. Mohawk introduced the new wide format inkjet products on Today (Sept. 14, 2016) in Las Vegas.

NPTA Announces 2016 PAPER Foundation Scholarship Recipients (9/07/2016)

The National Paper Trade Association, NPTA, Chicago, Ill., USA, the association for the paper distribution industry, this week announced its 2016 Paper and Plastics Education Research (PAPER) Foundation scholarship recipients and recognized the generosity of the companies that made these scholarships possible.

UPM Paper ENA Updates Organizational Structure (9/16/2016)

UPM Paper ENA, a division of UPM (Helsinki, Finland) will update its organizational structure in a similar style as adopted by UPM Raflatac this past week (and reported in the September 8 edition of OTW). The new model for Paper ENA consists of two strategic business units (SBUs) with revised customer focus, product ownership, and asset allocation.

Expera Launches New Natural Paper Product (9/15/2016

Expera Specialty Solutions, Kaukauna, Wis., USA, is launching a new product brand around its natural paper products known as Expera trulyNatural™. Natural papers offer a higher log-to-paper yield than bleached papers, and require much less energy and fewer chemicals to process while still maintaining a high level of performance integrity.

Sonoco Alcore Revamps Dryer Section with Advanced TT SteelDryers at Ciriè Mill (9/14/2016)

A Toscotec (Lucca, Italy) dryer section rebuild has been successfully started up at Sonoco Alcore’s paper mill in Ciriè–Torino, Italy. PM 1 in Ciriè, with a reel trim of 2,500 mm and a design speed of 350 m/min., is specialized for the production of high quality core board grades.

Expera Specialty Solutions Completes Triple Chain-Of-Custody Certification (9/06/2016)

Expera Specialty Solutions, Kaukauna, Wis., USA, this week announced the successful completion of its annual Chain-of-Custody audit. Expera is certified under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) at all four of its Wisconsin facilities.

Sappi N.A. Announces Neoterix ST Paper with Bacteria-Inhibition Technology (9/15/2016)

Sappi North America, Boston, Mass., USA, a producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has entered into an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with Sharklet Technologies Inc., Aurora, Colo., to manufacture and distribute casting and release paper featuring the ground-breaking Sharklet™ microtexture.

Neenah Introduces Wide Format Comprehensive Paperboard Portfoilio (9/14/2016)

Today (Sept. 14, 2016) Neenah Paper (Alpharetta, Ga., USA) announced the company's introduction of Neenah Wide Format, a comprehensive portfolio of paper-based flexible and rigid board products, engineered for high-performance for almost every large format application, from window signs and banners, to wall murals, and POP displays.

API Europe Gets Funding for Conversion of Biomass to Sugars and Nanocellulose (9/14/2016)

API Europe announced this week it is one of 14 European companies participating in a demonstration project for the conversion of woody biomass to value-added chemicals and nanocellulose. The project has received funding of EUR 9.9 million from the Bio-Based Industries public private partnership, a program under EU Horizon 2020.

Mondics Named President, CEO of ERIKS North America (9/13/2016)

ERIKS, the Netherlands, an international industrial products and services provider, has announced the appointment of Benjamin Mondics as president and CEO of ERIKS North America, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA.

Hengan Starts up Valmet Tissue Machine Ahead of Schedule at Wuhu, China Mill (9/05/2016)

Hengan's (China) 19th tissue machine, an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line supplied by Valmet (Finland), successfully started up in August at the company's mill in Wuhu, Anhui province in China. The installation and commissioning were performed in record time and the startup went smoothly, the company reports. The new tissue machine adds another 60,000 metric tpy of tissue products to Hengan's current production of more than one million metric tpy.

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