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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Case Histories of Two Large Nano-Filtration Systems Reclaiming Effluent from Pulp and Paper Mills for Reuse, 1995 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Case Histories of Two Large Nano-Filtration Systems Reclaiming Effluent from Pulp and Paper Mills for Reuse, 1995 Environmental Conference Proceedings

(Bio)chemical approaches to (bio)functional cellulose, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

(Bio)chemical approaches to (bio)functional cellulose, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Elaboration of a new antibacterial bio-nano-material for food-packaging by synergistic action of cyclodextrin and microfibrillated cellulose, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for

Elaboration of a new antibacterial bio-nano-material for food-packaging by synergistic action of cyclodextrin and microfibrillated cellulose, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

CelluForce: Progress Towards Commercialization, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

CelluForce: Progress Towards Commercialization, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

The use of microfibrillated cellulose in high filler fine papers, PaperCon 2013

The use of microfibrillated cellulose in high filler fine papers, PaperCon 2013

Journal articles
Complete Mapping of Cellulose Nanocrystal (CNC) Production Process, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Complete Mapping of Cellulose Nanocrystal (CNC) Production Process, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

CNC and CNF for Composite and Other Applications, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

CNC and CNF for Composite and Other Applications, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

ELECTROSPUN CHITOSAN POLYETHYLENE OXIDE NANOFIBRES FOR ADSORPTION OF COPPER IONS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

ELECTROSPUN CHITOSAN POLYETHYLENE OXIDE NANOFIBRES FOR ADSORPTION OF COPPER IONS FROM AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Influence on Pore Structure of Micro/Nanofibrillar Cellulose in Pigmented Coating Formulations, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Influence on Pore Structure of Micro/Nanofibrillar Cellulose in Pigmented Coating Formulations, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Preparation and Characterization of Cellulose Nanofibril-Based Hydrogels for Drug Release System, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Preparation and Characterization of Cellulose Nanofibril-Based Hydrogels for Drug Release System, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Morphological, Structural, Mechanical Performance and in vitro Bioactivity of Cellulose Nanocrystals Reinforced Biocomposite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering, 2014 TAPPI International Conference

Morphological, Structural, Mechanical Performance and in vitro Bioactivity of Cellulose Nanocrystals Reinforced Biocomposite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Development of a Microfibrillated Cellulose Composite Web Forming Method, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Development of a Microfibrillated Cellulose Composite Web Forming Method, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Nanoparticle Chemistry in Recycled Packaging Grades, PaperCon 2013

Nanoparticle Chemistry in Recycled Packaging Grades, PaperCon 2013

Low Cost Production of Nanocellulose with the AVAP® BiorefineryTechnology, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Low Cost Production of Nanocellulose with the AVAP® BiorefineryTechnology, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

MARKET PROJECTIONS FOR NANOCELLULOSE ENABLED PRODUCTS, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

MARKET PROJECTIONS FOR NANOCELLULOSE ENABLED PRODUCTS, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Avoiding Aggregation During the Drying and Rehydration Phases of Nanocellulose Production, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Avoiding Aggregation During the Drying and Rehydration Phases of Nanocellulose Production, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Chemical surface analysis and classification of hydrophobic nanoparticle coatings on paper by principal component analysis, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materia

Chemical surface analysis and classification of hydrophobic nanoparticle coatings on paper by principal component analysis, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Dispersion of Micro-Nano Fibrillated Cellulose (MNFC) by Carboxy Methyl Cellulose (CMC) and its characterization, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Dispersion of Micro-Nano Fibrillated Cellulose (MNFC) by Carboxy Methyl Cellulose (CMC) and its characterization, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Rheological Studies on the Interaction Between Cellulose Nanocrystals and Polymers, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Rheological Studies on the Interaction Between Cellulose Nanocrystals and Polymers, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Nanocellulose Toxicity to Embryonic Zebrafish, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Nanocellulose Toxicity to Embryonic Zebrafish, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials