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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Webinars
High performance cement via cellulose nanocrystal addition

This webinar is presented by Professor Jeffery Youngblood, Purdue University . 

Webinars
Overview, Properties and Opportunities for Nanocellulose

The forest products industry has a unique opportunity that is unfolding: the production of renewable and sustainable nanomaterials for a broad range of applications. Commercialization of this technology will preserve existing jobs, allowing our mature industry to remain competitive.

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Transforming Cellulose Nanocrystals into Sustainable Products through Surface Engineering

This webinar is presented by Emily D. Cranston, McMaster University– and brought to you by the Nanotechnology Division 

 

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Nanocellulose based materials for barrier and antibacterial packages

This presentation provides an overview of the potential of nanocellulose (functionalized or not) in packaging materials like fibre-based materials or nanocomposites. The main focus is on industrialization of nanocellulose and their uses in biobased materials for imp

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How to Use Rheology to Characterize and Formulate Nanofiber Based Materials

Presenter: Yaman Boluk, University of Alberta

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Cellulose Nanomaterial Commercialization: an End User Perspective

Nanocellulose is evolving from lab scale to pilot scale to commercial scale as new ventures have started up pilot or demonstration plants and are working with customers to develop markets and applications. 


Events
Scholarships

Each year, TAPPI is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students in the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and related industries. The deadline to submit applications for all Technical Division scholarships is February 15 for the following academic year.

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.

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Processing of nanocellulose based polymer nanocomposites

A webinar on the Processing of nanocellulose based polyer nanocomposites. The presentation covered the different strategies reported in the literature to process polymer nanocomposites reinforced when nanocellulose are presented.

Nanotechnology

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Nanotechnology Division Past Award Winners

Nanotechnology Division Past Award Winners

Nanotechnology Division Committees

Nano Steering Committee This committee governs the Nanotechnology Division and is comprised of the Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. Nano Technical Team This committee plans the annual conference. Renewable Nanomaterials Producers Committee

Wear resistance of nanoparticle coatings on paperboard, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Wear resistance of nanoparticle coatings on paperboard, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

BIODISTRIBUTION OF POLY (LACTIC-CO-GLYCOLIC) ACID (PLGA) AND PLGA/CHITOSAN NANOPARTICLES IN F344 RATS ORALLY EXPOSED TO NANOPARTICLES FOR SEVEN DAYS, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnol

BIODISTRIBUTION OF POLY (LACTIC-CO-GLYCOLIC) ACID (PLGA) AND PLGA/CHITOSAN NANOPARTICLES IN F344 RATS ORALLY EXPOSED TO NANOPARTICLES FOR SEVEN DAYS, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

EH&S Studies Associated with the Production of NCCTM at CelluForce, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

EH&S Studies Associated with the Production of NCCTM at CelluForce, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Surface functionalized nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC) film as a platform for immunoassays and diagnostics, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Surface functionalized nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC) film as a platform for immunoassays and diagnostics, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Different products â?¢ common concerns? Negotiating nanosafety, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Different products • common concerns? Negotiating nanosafety, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Cellulose nano/ microfibrils in packaging board - Results from EU SUNPAP project, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Cellulose nano/ microfibrils in packaging board - Results from EU SUNPAP project, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Incorporating Life Cycle Thinking into Risk Assessment for Nanoscale Materials: Case Study of Nanocellulose, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Incorporating Life Cycle Thinking into Risk Assessment for Nanoscale Materials: Case Study of Nanocellulose, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

IMPROVING THE BARRIER PROPERTIES OF POLY(LACTIC ACID) BOTTLE BY APPLYING LBL-TECHNIQUE, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

IMPROVING THE BARRIER PROPERTIES OF POLY(LACTIC ACID) BOTTLE BY APPLYING LBL-TECHNIQUE, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials