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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Magazine articles

TAPPI Magazines 

Journal articles
Over the Wire: AROUND the industry 14SEPPA10

Over the Wire, Paper360º September/October 2014

Tea Bacteria Modified to Produce Cellulose (6/01/2016)

According to a report by Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA, a team of scientists and students at Imperial College London have engineered bacteria found in green tea to produce cellulose that can find applications in filtration and the textile industry.

Corrugated Base Paper Capacity to Increase 20% in Europe by 2019 (4/25/2016)

According to a report this past week by The Packaging Portal, Farnborough, U.K., The European Association of Makers of Corrugated Base Papers, Cepi ContainerBoard (CCB), Brussels, Belgium, said that the European market for corrugated base papers was relatively balanced during the past three years.

Greycon Suite Achieves Citrix Ready Verification (6/30/2017)

Program showcases verified products that are trusted to enhance Citrix solutions for mobility, virtualization, networking, and cloud platforms.

Valmet Invests in Press Felt Production (6/09/2016)

Valmet is developing its paper machine clothing production plant in Tampere, Finland, by investing in press felt production.

Most European Graphic Papers Experience Shipping Decline (6/02/2016)

According to a report this week by Euro-Graph, Brussels, Belgium, total European shipments of graphic papers as of March 2016 were down 5.2% vs. March 2015 and are down 5.1% year-to-date.

Tetra Pak Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030 (6/09/2016)

Tetra Pak, Lausanne, Switzerland, has joined RE100, committing to increase its use of renewable electricity from 20% today to 100% across all global operations by 2030.

Eteläinen Takes Reins of New Kotkamills Consumer Board Unit (4/13/2016)

To ensure continued smooth development of its Consumer Boards Business Unit, Kotkamills, Finland, has named Pirjo Eteläinen director of the new unit.

Norpac to Shut Longview Uncoated Mechanical Paper Machine (8/22/2017)

PM closure, company says, is in response to dumped and subsidized paper imports from Canada.

Kruger Corner Brook Newsprint Mill Wins Stay in Case (6/23/2016)

According to a report Tuesday (June 21) by The Telegram (St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada), Justice David Hurley has ruled that Corner Brook Pulp and Paper can make an application regarding jurisdiction over a lawsuit regarding alleged seepage from the Deer Lake Canal.

Cascades to Build Major Tissue Converting Plant on U.S. West Coast (6/16/2016)

Cascades Inc., Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, today (June 16, 2016) announced that it will build a new tissue converting plant in Scappoose, Ore., USA.

MCEC Appoints Advanced Biofuels's Ivancic to Advisory Council (4/18/2016)

The Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC), Annapolis, Md., USA, this week announced the addition of Joanne Ivancic , executive director, Advanced Biofuels USA, to the MCEC 2016-17 Advisory Council.

Environment, Diverging Performance Drive Tissue Production Market (4/28/20165)

Smithers Pira (U.K.) announced earlier this week the company has published a new report, The Future of Tissue Manufacturing to 2021, providing in-depth, long-term assessments of the rapidly evolving tissue manufacturing processes.

OMET Tissue Opens New Converting Machine Production Capability (6/30/2017)

New 1,000 sq. meter-plus area in Valmadrera, Italy, serves as a complementary production site where operators assemble and test tissue converting machines.

Sappi to Establish Renewable Sugar Extraction Demo Plant (6/15/2016)

According to a report Tuesday (June 14) by Engineering News (Bedfordview, South Africa), Sappi (Johannesburg, South Africa) is preparing to explore and optimize the extraction of biorenewable chemicals after signing an agreement with global supplier Valmet to build a second-generation sugar extraction demonstration plant at the company's Ngodwana mill.

Finnpulp Granted Enviro Permit for World’s First Intelligent Bioproduct Plant (4/07/2017)

The Regional State Administrative Agency of Finland has granted the environmental permit for Finnpulp's bioproduct plant, which is to be built in Sorsasalo, Kuopio, Finland, and the wastewater treatment facility connected to the plant. The environmental permit defines the terms for the pulp plant's operation in the production phase, as well as for pipeline installation work and changes made to the shore line during the construction phase.

A.Celli International Relocates from Florida to North Carolina (4/21/2016)

A.Celli, Lucca, Italy, reports that it has transferred its A.Celli International facilities in the U.S. from Florida to North Carolina.

ITC Bhadrachalam Orders Extensive Valmet Rebuild of Board Machine in India (6/03/2016)

Valmet, Finland, will supply an extensive board machine rebuild and automation solution for machine and quality control to the ITC Bhadrachalam mill in India.

Metsä Group Finnish Sawmills Integrate into Metsä Fibre (6/29/2016)

Metsä Group (Helsinki, Finland) sawmills within Finland will become part of the group’s pulp division by joining Metsä Fibre in a group internal transaction.