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 [email protected]. 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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Events
NETInc

NETInc is the only nonwovens technical conference developed by engineers and technologists to help 
you understand the science and how it impacts the market. Nonwovens professionals from around the world attend NETInc each year to learn more about the
latest trends, issues and innovations affecting the industry.

NET

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Nonwovens, Engineers and Technologists (NET)

  

Webinars
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.

Webinars
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.

Webinars
Flame Retardants and Smoke Suppressants

This webinar is brought to you by TAPPI NET Division.  

Webinars
Introduction to Emulsion Polymers

This webinar is presented by Ioan Marcu, Lubrizol and brought to you by the NET Division 

 

Webinars
Nanotechnology in Fibrous Materials: 101

This presentation will provide an overview of the field and discuss new applications that have evolved in connection with developing nonwoven fibrous materials, performance clothing and protective textiles. The environment and health impacts of nanotechnology and science will also be examined.

NET Division Committees

The Technical Committees of the NET Division work together throughout the year to solve problems, develop technical papers, plan conference sessions, and more.

Webinars
Flame Retardant Formulations, Testing and Environmental Concerns

This webinar is presented by Glade E. Squires and TAPPI NET Division. 

Conference papers
Introduction to hepa filtration systems, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Introduction to hepa filtration systems, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

TAPPI News
Nonwovens Professionals Register for NETInc 2017

Be part of the most important gathering of Nonwovens Professionals in the industry. Register for NETInc 2017 and take advantage of this opportunity to network with industry leaders and further your career.

NETInc 2017 Announces Keynote Speaker

The NET Division of TAPPI is pleased to announce that their 2017 NETInc Conference Keynote Speaker will be Jerry Hall of the 3M Nonwovens Laboratory.


TAPPI News
Frank McKinney to Keynote NAPIM Spring Convention

Be Challenged and Inspired at NAPIM in Palm Springs

Conference papers
Recycling Water in High Pressure Needle Showers, 1990 Nonwov

Recycling Water in High Pressure Needle Showers, 1990 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
The Development of Nonwoven Fabrics and Products that are Fr

The Development of Nonwoven Fabrics and Products that are Friendly to the Environment, 1990 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Books
Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

Books
Integrated Biorefineries - Design, Analysis and Optimization

Integrated Biorefineries - Design, Analysis and Optimization

DuraPulp - Sustainable solutions for the future, PaperCon 2014

DuraPulp - Sustainable solutions for the future, PaperCon 2014

Videos
2009 International Nonwovens Technical Conference Proceedings CDROM

2009 International Nonwovens Technical Conference Proceedings CDROM

Conference papers
Analysis of a Converging, Annular, Isothermal Melt Blowing Jet Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Analysis of a Converging, Annular, Isothermal Melt Blowing Jet Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)