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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Webinars
Basics of Refining

This webinar will focus on the basics of Refining; Why refine?, the key components and operation of Refiners. It will also address: Important Process variables/ guidelines, Controls and System Considerations, Maintenance and Mechanical Issues, and Plate Design/Application.

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Binders - Latex Introduction to Emulsion Polymerization

This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division and Binders & Additives Committee on March 22, 2012. The presenter is Mark Yanutola with the Omnova Performance Chemicals Division.

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Process Foam What Why and How to Attack

Chris Sharpe earned his degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and began his career in the defoamer industry in 1994. He started in the applications laboratory and transitioned to full-time field support in 1998.

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Improving Sustainability with QCS Life Cycle Management

Since inception, Quality Control Systems (QCS) have played an integral role in the quality and efficiency of the paper industry. However, there are instances when needed capital dollars for upgrades are just not available. Agility is therefore required to sustain the life of the QCS while maintaining or improving profitability.

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Binders - Latex Butadiene-Based Latex Binders

This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division and Binders & Additives Community on July 26, 2012.

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Overview, Properties and Opportunities for Nanocellulose

The forest products industry has a unique opportunity that is unfolding: the production of renewable and sustainable nanomaterials for a broad range of applications. Commercialization of this technology will preserve existing jobs, allowing our mature industry to remain competitive.

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Filling your Wet End Chemistry Toolbox Part 1 Fundamentals

This webinar is the first in a series presented by the Papermaking Additives committee focused on Wet End Chemistry. This series will expand on certain topics covered in their annual Wet End Chemistry course.

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Biocides in White Water Systems Maximizing System Performance While Minimizing Costs

Chris Baron earned his bachelor’s degree in 1988 from the University of Illinois-Urbana, where his thesis project involved the exploration of organic synthesis strategies for chiral stationary phases in high-performance liquid chromatography.

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Binders: Latex Acrylic Chemistry

This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division and Binders & Additives Committee on October 24, 2012.

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Microbial Control Protecting Mineral Slurries and Papermaking Additives from Spoilage

Sherrill is a Senior Research Scientist in the Microbiology Group of Kemira Chemicals for the Americas. She has been with Kemira and heritage Vinings Industries for 25 years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master’s of Science in Microbiology Studies from Georgia State University.

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Roadmap for the Safe and Sustainable Commercialization of Nanocellulose

This webinar described the development of an environmental health and safety roadmap for nanocellulose to ensure commercialization opportunities are informed by state of the art testing and analysis demonstrating the safety of consumer and related products containing nanocellulose.

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Introduction to Nonwovens Processes Part I

Presenting this webinar are Christina Ruiz and Sneha Swaminathan of Holligsworth & Vose. Christina Ruiz is a Technology Scout for the R&D group at Hollingsworth & Vose. After working in the mineral processing industry with roles ranging from product and process development to quality management, Christina joined H&V's Advanced Fiber Nonwovens Group as an R&D Scientist, developing new products on multiple nonwoven processing platforms.

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What Nonwovens Manufactures Need to know about Formaldehyde

Maureen Nunn is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a graduate degree from Georgetown in Organic Chemistry. She has over 30 years in product development in a large number of applications such as automotive finishes, pulp and paper, water treatment, adhesives, and textile nonwovens.

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Machine Thermal Sprayed Yankee Dryer Coatings

Machine thermal sprayed Yankee coatings have evolved over the past decade from an asset preservation expenditure to a machine performance investment. Furthermore, with the rapid acceptance of steel Yankee dryers, thermal coatings are required.

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Introduction to Nonwovens Processes Part 2

Dr. Roy M. Broughton Jr. is Professor Emeritus, Polymer and Fiber Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn AL. Dr. Broughton graduated from North Carolina State University first in Pulp and Paper Technology then in Polymer and Fiber Science.

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Processing of nanocellulose based polymer nanocomposites

A webinar on the Processing of nanocellulose based polyer nanocomposites. The presentation covered the different strategies reported in the literature to process polymer nanocomposites reinforced when nanocellulose are presented.

TAPPI News
Hannah Ubl to Deliver Keynote at PaperCon 2018

While many successful businesses understand that growth in today’s marketplace requires a global presence and, in turn, an understanding of other cultures, they still haven’t quite grasped an understanding of the multiple generations within their own organization. Attend Hannah Ubl’s keynote presentation at PaperCon 2018 and learn valuable tips and actionable solutions for your multi-generational workplace. 

TAPPI News
Paper Industry Gives Back to the Community at PaperCon 2018

Join your fellow paper professionals at PaperCon 2018 as they volunteer to package meals for families in need. Even seemingly small contributions can add up to a big impact.  Take action and be part of PaperCon’s Community Service Project on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.


Journal articles
Status update on development of a eucalyptus plantation

Status update on development of a eucalyptus plantation program in the southeastern United States and higher elevations of southern Brazil, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2016

Journal articles
Potential of C. citriodora wood species for kraft pulp

Potential of C. citriodora wood species for kraft pulp production, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2016