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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ICRC 2020

Organizer: ABTCP Co-sponsor TAPPI


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.

SuperCorrExpo 2020

Exhibitor and Sponsor bookings are already underway for SuperCorrExpo 2020 in Orlando, Florida USA. Please see the floorplan below and contact Linda Cohen at [email protected] or 914-944-0135 to reserve your spot and for more information

Please visit the Hotel and Travel page for lodging information.

TAPPI/PIMA Student Summit

The TAPPI/PIMA Student Summit is an annual event designed for students interested in the pulp, paper, packaging and allied industries. It offers direct interaction with industry leaders as well as the opportunity to gain valuable information about employment and career development within their field.


How will the changing global marketplace affect your world? At IDEA®19, premier industry experts present their outlooks for select nonwoven industries at the regional level. Speakers will provide actionable data, key drivers and educated insights for business opportunities in critical regions.

12th Recycling Forum on Recycling

The Forum will be co-located with TAPPI's PEERS and IBBC Conferences and attendees can attend all three technical programs for only one registration fee.

European Place 2019

EuroPlace 2019 Porto, Portugal open 2019-05-20 2019-05-22 Save the Date Save the Date

CorrExpo 2019

CorrExpo 2019 Denver, Colorado, USA open 2019-10-12 2019-10-17 Learn More Learn More

TissueCon 2019

More than 200 people were onsite at Fox Cities Exhibition Center in Appleton, WI to attend Tissue 2018. Tissue professionals across the entire supply chain networked, learned, and shared ideas over the four day conference.

International Forest Products Transport Association Symposium

The must-attend event for anyone involved in the transportation, materials handling, or distribution of forest products.

Specialty Papers US

Specialty Papers US Milwaukee, Wisconsin open 2019-09-30 2019-10-02 Learn More Learn More Register

Specialty Papers EU

Specialty Papers Europe brings together over 230 key industry experts from across the paper supply chain to hear about the latest updates on advancements and trends affecting the industry and to share knowledge and ideas.

PPSA Annual Conference 2019

PPSA Annual Conference 2019 San Antonio, Texas, USA open 2019-06-23 2019-06-26 Learn More Learn More

NAPIM Fall Technical Conference

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2019 International Nanotechnology Conference for Renewable Materials

This is the conference to attend if you work, conduct research, or use nanotechnology in any renewable materials

IBBC (International BIoproducts and Bioenergy) Conference

IBBC (International BIoproducts and Bioenergy) Conference St. Louis, Missouri, USA open 2019-10-27 2019-10-30 Learn More Learn More

PEERS 2019

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch | 315 Chestnut Street St Louis, MO 63102

PaperCon 2019

Designed by industry professionals, PaperCon draws CEOs, mill managers, superintendents, scientists, process engineers, and suppliers from over 25 different countries for a comprehensive conference that includes a peer-reviewed technical program, multiple networking opportunities, special events, and exhibits.

IDCON Reliability and Maintenance Conference

The IDCON Reliability and Maintenance Conference bring together in one place experts with profound knowledge and experiences of people just like you who are striving to improve reliability, reduce production cost and keep their team members safe.

Recruit at 2017 TAPPI/PIMA Student Summit

Take your recruiting efforts to the next level at the industry’s leading Career Fair event.