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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Books
Critical Thinking in Converting

Critical Thinking in Converting

Books
Nonwovens: Theory, Process, Performance, and Testing

Nonwovens: Theory, Process, Performance, and Testing

Books
Mechanics of Web Handling, The

Mechanics of Web Handling, The

Books
Condition Monitoring Standards Combo

Condition Monitoring Standards Combo

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
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.

Webinars
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.

Webinars
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.

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 

 

Nonwovens

The Nonwovens Industry focuses on the fabric or fabric-like material made from long fiber, bonded together by chemical, mechanical, heat or solvent treatment. 

News
Textile Coatings Market to Reach $ 6.81 Billion by 2021 (11/09/2016)

The size of the global coatings market was $ 5.51 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach $6.81 billion by 2021, at a CARG of 3.5%, according to the recent report, published by MarketsandMarkets.


News
Glatfelter, Dreamweaver Win Nonwovens Excellence Award (4/12/2017)

Glatfelter, York, Pa., USA, reports that its Composite Fibers business unit, in partnership with Dreamweaver International Inc., Greenville, S.C., won an award for the Dreamweaver Gold 20™ product as the best finished product made from, or incorporating nonwovens.

News
Simulation Tool for Efficient Production of Nonwoven Fabrics (3/08/2017)

Nonwoven fabrics are indispensable to everyday life. A Fraunhofer Institute has developed software that makes the production of non-woven products much more efficient and flexible. With the tool FIDYST, it has been possible for the first time to simulate the movement of fibers in turbulent air currents. A real innovation—and the breakthrough in a theory that is more than a hundred years old.

News
Latin America's Baby Wipes Market Growing (3/09/2017)

Setbacks in Latin American economies have hindered the growth of local nonwovens markets, but the future looks promising, Finland based wipes producer Suominen reports. The aggregate gross domestic product growth at 3.7% in Latin America has been greater than that of the U.S. and the EU (under 2%) for the past 10 years.

News
Fabric-Clad Pedestrian Bridge Poised to be Landmark Entry Point to Australian Sports Stadium (11/11/2016)

Australian football fans ready to cheer on the 2018 Australian Football League season will travel from all across the country to attend the highly anticipated opening of the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct located on Western Australia’s Burswood Peninsula. 


News
Lab Researchers 3-D Print with High-Performance Carbon Fiber (3/10/2017)

Researchers, for the first time, have 3-D printed aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, opening the door to greater control and optimization of the lightweight, yet stronger-than-steel material. The research, published by the journal Nature Scientific Reports online on Feb. 28, 2017, represents a "significant advance" in the development of micro-extrusion 3-D printing techniques for carbon fiber, the authors reported.

News
Milliken Publishes 2nd Annual Floor Covering Division Sustainability Report (11/03/2016)

The Milliken Floor Covering division released its second annual sustainability report with detailed insight and metrics addressing the company’s global operations, product offering, and their impact on the environment. 


News
Strengthening Seams and Finding Holes with Smart Nonwovens (11/28/2016)

Graphene has been described as the new wonder material, being around 100 times stronger than steel and a powerful conductor of both heat and electricity. It is also the most hydrophobic material known and also totally impermeable to gas.