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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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.

How to Use Rheology to Characterize and Formulate Nanofiber Based Materials

Presenter: Yaman Boluk, University of Alberta

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.

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

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 


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.

High performance cement via cellulose nanocrystal addition

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

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. 

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

Nanotechnology Division Past Award Winners

Nanotechnology Division Past Award Winners

Three Industry Experts to Keynote Nano 2017

Executives from CelluForce, FPInnovations, Canadian Forest Service will offer insights into the future of cellulosic nanomaterials

Program Announced for Nano 2017

This year's technical program features extended programming, an end user panel, a career roundtable and EHS workshop

TAPPI Nano: Spotlight on Applications

Cellulose Materials Will Contribute to Everyday Life

Meet Other EHS Professionals at the Bio/Nano Technologies Workshop

Co-located with Nano 2017, the workshop will focus on the occupational, environmental, and consumer health and safety requirements for new technologies, with a special focus on bio-based nanomaterials.

Meet Other EHS Professionals at the Bio/Nano Technologies Workshop

Featuring a special focus on bio-based nanomaterial

Youngâ??s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force MicroscopyYoungâ??s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force Microscopy

Young’s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force MicroscopyYoung’s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force Microscopy

Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

Nano 2017 to Feature Extended Program Time

Nano 2017 is extending the program by half a day to accommodate the growing interest in cellulosic nanomaterials.   See what else is new about Nano.

Last Chance to Share Your Discoveries at Nano 2017

Deadline is approaching for you to present at this global event, 5-8 June 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.