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
Mechanics of Web Handling, The

Mechanics of Web Handling, The

Books
Nonwovens: Theory, Process, Performance, and Testing

Nonwovens: Theory, Process, Performance, and Testing

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
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.

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Greycon Optimizes Polímeros y Derivados Planning Capability (9/07/2017)

Greycon installs opt-Studio advanced scheduling planning system, increasing visability on materials constraints and demand, reducing trim waste and faster, and providing a more accurate response to sudden changes in demand.

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Huggies Ramps up Efforts to Close Diaper Gap (1/04/2017)

In early 2017, Huggies will become the first global diaper brand to offer a program that will enable diaper banks to purchase bulk quantities of high-quality Huggies diapers at competitive prices. Additionally, through the end of December 2016, Huggies matched all Rewards Point diaper donations made to help babies in need.

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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.

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Teijin Develops Indigo-Like Synthetic Fiber with Japanese Textile Mills (1/02/2017)

Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group’s fiber products converting company, has developed an indigo-like synthetic fiber, named INDI5, in collaboration with Daiichi Gousen and Mitsuke Senkou, Japanese long-established textile mills of heavy-weight fabrics and dyeing.

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Class Action Settlement Reached on Kandoo Wipes (1/10/2017)

A San Francisco judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement of a class action lawsuit involving the Kandoo brand of flushable wipes. The settlement potentially affects people who purchased the wipes in California between March 21, 2010 and Dec. 9, 2016. 

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National Presto Sells Absorbent Products Unit (1/12/2017)

National Presto Industries Inc. reports that it has sold its absorbent products division to a Belgian company for $71 million. Eau Claire-based National Presto, which also has divisions that make ammunition for the military and small kitchen appliances for consumers, said the deal with Drylock Technologies Inc., unites the absorbent products segment with a major company in that industry while keeping local jobs.

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Freudenberg Performance Materials Launches New Evolon Website (1/11/2017)

Freudenberg Performance Materials is launching a new website for Evolon®. With one click, visitors will obtain detailed information on the technology invented by Freudenberg and the particular benefits which the microfilament fabric can provide them.

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Reebok Introduces Sublite Cushion Tactical Line of Lightweight, Responsive Duty Footwear (1/24/2017)

Warson Brands, official licensee of Reebok for duty and uniform footwear, has introduced the new Reebok Sublite Cushion Tactical line of tactical footwear designed for law enforcement and first responder professionals. The Reebok Sublite Cushion Tactical incorporates Sublite foam midsole technology to maximize cushioning while minimizing weight.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nanofibers Developed for Healing Bone Fractures (1/23/2017

In the future, it may be possible to use nanofibers to improve the attachment of bone implants, or the fibers may be used directly to scaffold bone regeneration. This would aid the healing of fractures and may enable the care of osteoporosis.

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 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.