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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SCA to Use Andritz Production Technologies for Östrand Expansion (12/08/2015)

SCA, Sweden, has ordered from Andritz, Austria, production technologies and equipment for the expansion of SCAʼs Östrand pulp mill in Timrå, Sweden.

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Shipments of U.S. Kraft Paper Rise in November (12/16/2015)

Total U.S. kraft paper shipments in November 2015 were 130,300 tons, 3% higher compared with November 2014, AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) reports in its November 2015 Kraft Paper Report released yesterday, December 16.

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U.S. Containerboard Output Improves in November (12/14/2015)

U.S. containerboard production this past November was 1.1% higher than in November of last year, according to the AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) November 2015 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report released this week.

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Global Packaging Industry Set for Continued Growth Fuelled by Innovation (12/02/2015)

Pöyry Management Consulting, Finland, selected the Future of Packaging theme for its annual Investors Breakfast held this week at Stationers’ Hall in London, U.K.

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WestRock to Acquire Cenveo Packaging in $105 Million Deal (12/16/2015)

Paper and packaging firm WestRock (Richmond, Va., USA) has agreed to acquire Cenveo Packaging in a $105 million deal.

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Shandong Sun Paper Considering New Fluff Pulp Mill in South Arkansas (12/02/2015)

According to a recent report by the Eldorado News-Times, El Dorado, Ark., USA, a breath of financial hope and promise came earlier this week when Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a letter of intent to pursue establishing a $1.3 billion fluff pulp mill in southern Arkansas.

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SCA Orders Valmet Key Technology for Östrand Pulp Mill Expansion (12/03/2015)

Valmet, Finland, has received a major order to deliver a cooking, fiberline, and evaporation plant to SCA's Östrand pulp mill located in Timrå, Sweden.

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Cascades Wins EnviroLys Award for Alain-Lemaire Solar Park (12/01/2015)

Cascades, Kingsey Falls, Que., Canada, this week took home the Projet vert ICI+ award at the sixth edition of the EnviroLys gala organized by the Conseil des entreprises en technologies environnementales du Québec (CETEQ).

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Andritz to Rebuild Cartiere Modesto Cardella Containerboard Machine in Italy (12/09/2015)

Following the successful rebuild and start-up of the wet section of PM 4 in 2010, Andritz, Graz, Austria, reports that it has received a follow-up order from Cartiere Modesto Cardella to rebuild PM 3 (containerboard machine) in Lucca, Italy.

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Lappalainen Appointed Valmet SVP, Strategy and Operational Development (12/14/2015)

Juha Lappalainen (MSc. Eng., born 1962) has been appointed SVP, Strategy and Operational Development at Valmet, effective Jan. 4, 2016.

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Ahlstrom Invests to Increase Flexibility of Binzhou Production Line (12/10/2015)

Ahlstrom, Finland, reports that it has decided to make an investment to increase flexibility of its Binzhou wallcoverings products line in China.

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Potosí Starts up New A.Celli Tissue Machine in Mexico (12/09/2015)

Fábricas de Papel Potosí, Mexico, has brought on-stream a new A.Celli (Italy) 25,000 metric tpy tissue machine.

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Domtar’s Kamloops Pulp Mill Celebrates 50 Years (12/07/2015)

Employees, elected representatives, and community leaders joined company executives last Friday (December 4) at the Domtar pulp mill in Kamloops, B.C., Canada, to mark the mill's 50th year of operations.

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Valmet Headbox Technology Awarded First Prize at ATIP Innovation Contest (12/11/2015)

Valmet, Finland, won this year's prestigious “Palme d'Or” Innovation Award with its OptiFlo headbox with Aqua layering technology.

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Osaka Paper Withdraws From Newsprint and Printing Paper Business (12/16/2015)

Rengo Company (Osaka, Japan) Chairman, President, and CEO Kiyoshi Otsubo announced its consolidated subsidiary, Osaka Paper (Osaka, Japan) has decided to withdraw from the newsprint and printing paper business at the end of March 2016.

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ProAmpac to Acquire Coating Excellence International (12/08/2015)

Wellspring Capital Management, New York, N.Y., USA, this week announced that its portfolio company ProAmpac, Cincinnati, Ohio, has entered into an agreement to acquire Coating Excellence International (CEI), a flexible packaging and technical products company based in Wrightstown, Wis.

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Winston Elected to Domtar Board of Directors (12/17/2015)

Domtar Corp., Canada, has elected Mary A. Winston to its board of directors.

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PMP Introduces New Branding Initiative (12/17/2015)

PMP Group (PMP), Poland, a global provider of tissue, paper, and board technologies for the pulp and paper industry, as well as solutions for other heavy industries, has refreshed its branding, implementing a new logo and visual identity.

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APRIL Expands Peatland Forest Restoration, Conservation in Indonesia (12/01/2015)

As governments meet in Paris, France, to finalize a global climate treaty, pulp and paper company APRIL Group this week announced it would double its peatland restoration activities in Indonesia to 150,000 hectares and invest $100 million over the next decade in conservation and restoration activities.

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U.S. Containerboard Output Inches Down (12/04/2015)

U.S. containerboard production was 1% lower this October compared with October of last year, as reported by AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) in its October 2015 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report issued this past week.