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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Global Wastepaper Management Market Valued at $43.35 Billion by 2020 (12/09/2015)

According to a new research report by WhaTech Energy Market Research, Mt. Macedon, Australia, recovered products of wastepaper recycling include container boards, paper and paperboard, newsprint, tissue, and pulp substitute.

KRPA PAPER Orders GapCon Rebuild of PM 6 Press Section (12/14/2015)

The Czech specialty papers producer KRPA PAPER a. s., has selected GapCon S.r.l. to provide an extensive rebuild of its PM 6 press section.

Global Pet Food Packaging Market 2016-2020 (12/07/2015)

Technavio, London, U.K, yesterday (December 9) published details about a new report covering the growth prospects of the global pet food packaging market with segmentation based on product type.

Study Underscores Forests/Forest Products Role in Climate Change (12/07/2015)

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is applauding an issues paper released by the Canadian Climate Forum that documents how forests and products made from tree fiber will play an increasingly critical role in the transition to a low carbon economy.

Kadant Awarded Turnkey Fiber Processing Line for New Tissue Machine (12/01/2015)

Kadant Inc., Westford, Mass., USA, announced that it received an order totaling approximately $3 million from a tissue producer in Latin America for a fiber processing line to produce pulp from virgin fiber and recycled “mill broke” fiber.

IP Supports Community, Student Development in India's Villages (12/15/2015)

International Paper (IP), Memphis, Tenn., USA, this past month demonstrated the company's continued commitment to India's local community development in Rajahmundry and Kadiam village in East Godavari districts as part of IP's corporate social responsibility program in the sectors of education, environment, and engagement.

Hottest Trend in Publishing is Adult Coloring Books (12/17/2015)

According to an article this week by the New York Post, New York City, N.Y., USA, nine of the 20 books on Amazon’s current bestseller list contain few words and belong to a genre that didn’t exist two years ago.

Inventor Proposes Producing Nanocellulose Wallpaper (12/16/2015)

Turkish inventor Khashayar Taalohi is seeking investment for production of a new nanocellulose based covering through various sources including the popular web-based Kickstarter (New York City, N.Y., USA).

Schauer Joins Xerium as Nonwovens Market Leader (12/10/2015)

Xerium Technologies Inc. Youngsville, N.C., USA, has hired John Schauer to the position of product manager–nonwovens market.

Industries Now Exploring Commercial Use of High-Impact Nanomaterials (12/15/2015)

According to a new report by Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, many industries including electronics, automotive, aerospace, telecommunications, and healthcare are exploring the use of high impact nanomaterials such as nanocellulose.

WestRock Sets Pair of Records in Folding Carton Production (12/18/2015)

A new report by What They Think, Chicago, Ill., USA, released this week, titled Tech Trends for Labels and Packaging: the Year in Review, discussed new technologies that were allowing businesses to create entire boxes with digital technology for printing as well as box folding on site.

Orient Paper Suspends Production Following Beijing's First Red Alert for Smog (12/14/2015)

Orient Paper Inc., Baoding, China, a producer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China, has announced that it will temporarily suspend production of regular CMP (coated mechanical papers), lightweight CMP, offset printing paper, and digital photo paper from today, December 14, to December 31, in accordance with a mandate issued by Xushui Environmental Protection Bureau of Baoding City.

Lincoln Paper and Tissue Closes Doors this Week (12/07/2015)

Lincoln Paper and Tissue announced this past week that, effective December 2, the company is no longer taking orders for products.

Sappi Concludes Sale of Cape Kraft Mill, invests in Tugela and Saiccor Mills (12/02/2015)

Further to announcements of March and July 2015 regarding the sale of Sappi's (Johannesburg, South Africa) Cape Kraft Mill in Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa, Sappi confirms that all conditions were met and that the mill was transferred on November 23 to the new owners, the Golden Era Group.

DS Smith to Acquire Milas Packaging in Turkey (12/11/2015)

DS Smith Plc, U.K., a provider of recycled corrugated packaging in Europe, this week announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the Milas packaging business of DasaMilas Ambalaj, Turkey.

Holmen Hallsta Paper Mill Delays Restart of PM 11 (12/18/2015)

The clean-up after the fire on November 20 at Hallsta Paper Mill has been completed, and that has enabled a better assessment of the damage caused.

A.Celli Upgrades Unipak Tissue Rewinder in Four Days (12/08/2015)

At the beginning of this year, A.Celli Paper, Lucca, Italy, concluded an important negotiation with the Paper Making Division of the international Group Indevco for an upgrade of the slitting section of rewinders in that company’s tissue plants in North Africa.

Shorr Packaging Acquires Mack Paper (12/03/2015)

Shorr Packaging Corp., with corporate headquarters in Aurora, Ill., USA, and locations and distribution centers nationwide, this week announced the acquisition of Mack Paper Co., a packaging supply, company in Rockford, IL.

Resolute Forest Products Files NAFTA Notice of Arbitration (12/31/2015)

Resolute Forest Products Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada,  yesterday (Dec. 30, 2015) announced the filing of a Notice of Arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with regards to measures taken by the former provincial NDP Government in Nova Scotia and the former Conservative Government of Canada in support of the Port Hawkesbury paper mill.

Kraft Lignin to Experience Diverse Market Growth by 2021 (3/02/2016)

Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, announced this past week the addition of the "Global Kraft Lignin Market Assessment Report, by Application & by Geography 2015 - 2021" report to its offering.