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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Condition Monitoring Standards Combo

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Nonwovens Professionals Gather at NETInc on April 23rd -26th

Be part of the most important gathering of Nonwovens Professionals in the industry.  Register today for NETInc (Innovative Nonwovens Conference) and take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the experts.

Papermaking Best Practices Featured at PaperCon 2017

Want to learn how to run a more efficient mill and save on costs?  Attend the Papermaking Best Practices sessions at PaperCon 2017 and gain the knowledge you need to achieve your goals.  PaperCon 2017 will be held on April 23-26, 2017. 

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.

PaperCon Interviews Resident Mill Manager, Scott LeBeau

Read what Graphic Packaging International’s Scott LeBeau had to say about  how PaperCon has helped him manage his mill’s challenges.

Invitation to Present at NETInc 2017

TAPPI is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2017 NETInc Conference as part of the annual Papercon Conference.

NETInc Announces Keynote Speakers

Andrew Willis of H&V and David Allan of RISI will be the NETInc Keynote Speakers on Monday, April 24, 2017.  Plan on attending the only nonwovens technical conference developed by engineers and technologists to help you understand the science and how it impacts the market.

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. 

NETInc 2018 Announces Call for Papers

Be part of NETInc, the only technical conference developed by engineers and technologists to help nonwovens professionals understand the science and how it impacts the market. Submit your abstract by October 6, 2017.

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.

Full Agenda Announced for Specialty Papers US 2017

Specialty Papers US 2017 features presentations and in-depth discussions on key issues and topics affecting the specialty papers industry today.  If you are interested in gaining insight into the latest industry trends, innovations and developments, plan on attending Specialty Papers US 2017 on September 19-21, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI.

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It's Time to Focus on Your Career

Now is the time to focus on your career and gain the extra knowledge or skills that will help you get to the next level.  Attend PaperCon and make 2017 your year of career growth.

Co-Located Events Draw Global Audience

PaperCon and NETInc are co-located April 23-26. Join professionals from around the world for technical presentations, roundtable discussions, expert-led panels, tutorials and special events.

Frank McKinney to Keynote NAPIM Spring Convention

Be Challenged and Inspired at NAPIM in Palm Springs

NETInc Call For Papers Deadline Extended to Nov 1

The NET Division Conference Program Committee is currently seeking abstracts for presentation at NETInc 2017.

Nonwovens Professionals Have a Great Opportunity at NETInc 2018

Nonwovens Professionals have a great opportunity to share their industry knowledge and expertise at NETInc 2018, the only nonwovens technical conference developed by engineers and technologists to help nonwovens professionals understand the science and how it impacts the market. Be part of this global event and submit your abstract by October 6, 2017

Paper Industry’s Biggest Event is Coming to Charlotte, NC

Want to be part of the most important gathering of paper and board professionals in the industry? Then mark your calendar for April 15-18, 2018. PaperCon 2018 is coming to Charlotte, NC, bringing you a dynamic technical conference, multiple networking opportunities and special events that you cannot afford to miss. Registration will be opening soon.

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.

We Welcome Our Newest Members

Each month, technical professionals, scientists, academics and others from the pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and converting industry, as well as those from developing segments like nanotechnology, flock to TAPPI.