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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Oji Green Resources, Mitsubishi Paper Form Biomass Power JV (3/30/2016)

Oji Green Resources Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oji Holdings Corp., Tokyo, Japan, and Japan-based Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd. have agreed to form a joint venture for the purpose of biomass power generation.

Kemira Expands Sodium Chlorate Capacity at Joutseno Plant (3/28/2016)

Kemira, Finland, reports that it will invest EUR 50-60 million in its Joutseno site in Finland to implement the company’s growth strategy.

Hillard Joins Glatfelter as VP, Corporate Development and Strategy (3/25/2016)

Glatfelter, York, Pa., USA, this week announced that Samuel L. Hillard joined the company as VP, Corporate Development & Strategy, reporting to Dante C. Parrini, chairman and CEO.

U.S. Demand for Food Containers to Exceed $31 Billion by 2020 (3/29/2016)

According to a new market study released this past week by The Freedonia Group, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, U.S. demand for food containers is projected to increase 2.8% per year to more than $31 billion in 2020.

VPK Packaging Expands Romanian Corrugated Plant (3/31/2016)

In 2008, VPK Packaging Group, Belgium, launched a greenfield project in the Romanian town of Salonta, situated near the Hungarian border, to produce corrugated board as well as tubes.

Restalk Converts Cannabis Waste into Paper (3/29/2016)

According to a recent report by the Sun Times, Chicago, Ill., USA, the cannabis industry is thriving in the U.S., meaning even more medical and recreational marijuana farming and more cannabis byproduct than has been legally allowed before is filling the post-consumer market, much of it directly becoming a form of bio-waste.

Paper Packaging Market Projected Growth at CAGR 7.59% in Latest Study (3/31/2016)

Although several related studies have been released so far in 2016, these latest estimates were published this week by the Market Research Store (MRS), Deerfield Beach, Fla., USA.

DS Smith to Boost Capacity at Aschaffenburg Containerboard Mill (3/22/2016)

DS Smith will install a new pulper and rebuild the waste treatment plant at its Aschaffenburg mil in Germany.

UPM Creates Biomedical Innovation Unit for Cellulose Nanofibril Technology (3/25/20165)

UPM Biochemicals (Finland) announced yesterday (March 23) that it is establishing an innovation unit at the Biomedicum research and educational center in Meilahti, Helsinki.

St. Croix's First New Tissue Machine Running at Baileyville (3/25/2016)

According to a recent report by the Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Me., USA the first of two new tissue paper machines that St. Croix Tissue announced it was installing at its new tissue mill in Baileyville, Me., in March 2014 is now running in the startup phase, company Spokesman Scott Beal reported this past Friday (March 18).

Cascades Exceeds Water Saving Target (3/22/2016)

On World Water Day (today, March 22), Cascades, Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, announced that it has exceeded its 2015 target for reducing water consumption.

Canada’s Forest Industry Welcomes Budget Support for Climate Change Initiatives (3/23/2016)

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) this week said that it is pleased to see Canada’s federal budget put strong emphasis on climate change initiatives, innovation, and research and development.

Enso Wins Bio-Based Brand of the Year Award (3/29/2016)

Stora Enso (Finland) was recently awarded Bio-Based Brand of the Year for its ongoing biomaterials transformation.

Global Forest and Paper Industry Celebrates International Day of Forests (3/21/2016)

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA), Washington, D.C., USA, today (March 21) celebrated the United Nations International Day of Forests.

Ilim Group to Invest $2 billion-Plus in Russian P&P Mills (3/30/2016)

Ilim Group, St Petersburg, Russia, this week announced its new Business Plan to 2020, which includes investments of more than $2 billion into existing production facilities and other operations in Russia.

College Receives $200K Grant to Create Program Combating Counterfeit Packaging (3/30/2016)

According to a report this week by Printing Impressions, Philadelphia, Penn., USA, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), Charlotte, N.C., has secured a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new certificate program focused on anti-counterfeit printing and paper packaging technology.

February U.S. Kraft Paper Shipments Rise (3/22/2016)

U.S. kraft paper shipments totaled 139,800 tons in February 2016, which was 7% higher than in February 2015, as reported by the AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) in its recently-released February 2016 Kraft Paper Report.

Kathy Collins Leads Domtar’s Rothschild Mill (3/24/2016)

Domtar’s Kathy Collins capitalizes on 25 years of industry experience as she guides the company’s Rothschild Mill in her home state of Wisconsin, USA.

DS Smith Acquires TRM Packaging (3/28/2016)

DS Smith Plc, U.K., a provider of recycled corrugated packaging in Europe, has announced the acquisition of TRM Packaging Ltd. (U.K.). TRM is a producer of specialist corrugated packaging and retail ready packaging, located in the North West of England.

CMPC President Matte to Step Down (3/23/2016)

Eliodoro Matte, president of Chilean pulp company Empresas CMPC, will leave the company next month.