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

News
Sneed Elected to Berry Global Board of Directors (3/23/2018)

Paula A. Sneed is the chairperson and CEO of Phelps Prescott Group LLC (PPG), a strategy and management consultancy she cofounded in 2007.

News
Fujian Nanfang Textile Chooses A.Celli Nonwovens Technology (2/27/2017)

A.Celli Nonwovens, Italy, reports that it has recently received an order from Fujian Nanfang Textile Co., a Chinese company specialized in the production and sales of carded nonwoven products, for the supply of a latest-generation winding line for Spunlace products. The supply, that in addition to the Combi system (integrated winder, stock stations and rewinder) also includes a completely automatic packaging system, is earmarked for Fujian Nanfang Textile’s new facility in the city of Nanping, in the Province of Fujian, China.

News
A.Celli Nonwovens to Host TANDEM Open House (2/28/2017)

From March 13 until the end of April 2017, A.Celli Nonwovens will host an event dedicated to the presentation of TANDEM® technology at its facilities in Lucca, Italy.

News
Voith, Trützschler Introduce Safety Standard for Wet-laid Spunlaced Nonwovens Machines (5/10/2017)

Standard will help producers of Nonwovens to ensure safe and reliable operation of their machines. It also provides the basic prerequisite for meeting expectations in respect of production and quality. 

News
Army Developing “Comfortable” Flame-Resistant Wool for Combat Uniforms (12/12/2016)

Flame-resistant. Breathable. Moisture wicking. These words don’t usually come to mind when thinking of wool, but Army researchers are hoping a wool-blend fabric that does all three will improve combat uniforms for troops.

TAPPI News
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.


Webinars
Flame Retardant Formulations, Testing and Environmental Concerns

This webinar is presented by Glade E. Squires and TAPPI NET Division. 

NET Division Committees

The Technical Committees of the NET Division work together throughout the year to solve problems, develop technical papers, plan conference sessions, and more.

News
EcoWipes Invests in Technology from Trützschler and Voith (1/18/2018)

The progressive and sustainable WLS (wet-laid spunlacing) concept developed by the two companies for manufacturing wet-laid hydroentangled nonwovens is a perfect fit for the EcoWipes product range.

News
Andritz Nonwoven to Supply Complete Needlepunch Line to TTL (5/08/2017)

Andritz Nonwoven, part of international technology Group Andritz, Austria, has received an order from TTL, Germany, to supply a complete needlepunch line. Startup of the line is scheduled for summer 2017.

News
WPT Nonwovens Chooses A.Celli Nonwovens for U.S. Investment (2/13/2018)

A.Celli will supply a latest-generation winding line for the production of nonwovens at WPT’s new facilities in Beaver Dam, Ky., USA.

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
Introduction to Emulsion Polymers

This webinar is presented by Ioan Marcu, Lubrizol and brought to you by the NET Division 

 

Webinars
What Nonwovens Manufactures Need to know about Formaldehyde

Maureen Nunn is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a graduate degree from Georgetown in Organic Chemistry. She has over 30 years in product development in a large number of applications such as automotive finishes, pulp and paper, water treatment, adhesives, and textile nonwovens.