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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Events
2019 International Nanotechnology Conference for Renewable Materials

This is the conference to attend if you work, conduct research, or use nanotechnology in any renewable materials

Conference papers
Influence of fibrillation degree & surface grafting of micro-fibrillated cellulose on their rheological behavior in aqueous suspension, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for th

Influence of fibrillation degree & surface grafting of micro-fibrillated cellulose on their rheological behavior in aqueous suspension, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Conference papers
Applications of nanofibrillated cellulose in polymer composites, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Applications of nanofibrillated cellulose in polymer composites, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Conference papers
2009 Int'l Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

2009 Int'l Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Current Knowledge on Nanomaterial Toxicity, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Current Knowledge on Nanomaterial Toxicity, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Surface Chemistry and Nanotechnology-Based Products for the Forest Industry, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Surface Chemistry and Nanotechnology-Based Products for the Forest Industry, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Effects of Chemical Pretreatment on Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Lignocellulose Observed by AFM, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Effects of Chemical Pretreatment on Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Lignocellulose Observed by AFM, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Nanoparticles with Immobilized Biosensors for Bioactive Papers, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Nanoparticles with Immobilized Biosensors for Bioactive Papers, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Conference papers
10NANO52

Measurement of Interactions at Nanocrystalline Cellulose Surfaces, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

A Risk Assessment Framework to guide Development of Emerging Nanoscale Forest Products, 2009 Interna(1)

The Responsible Development of Nanotechnology • Striking the Balance Between Risks and Benefits, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Conference papers
10NANO56

Federally-funded Nanotechnology Research in the United States, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Panel 4: Emerging Markets for Nano-Enabled Biomaterials, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechno(1)

Panel 4: Emerging Markets for Nano-Enabled Biomaterials, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Events
Deadline Approaching to Submit Nano 2016 Abstracts

Don’t miss your chance to be included in the Nano16 Technical Program.   Mark your calendar for 15 January!

Conference papers
Managing Health Risks with Nanoparticles of Unknown Toxicity

Managing Health Risks with Nanoparticles of Unknown Toxicity, 2012 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

TAPPI News
Three Industry Experts to Keynote Nano 2017

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

TAPPI News
Nano 2018: Call for Abstracts Now Open

Share your latest technical developments and applications of renewable nanomaterials. Submission deadline is 1 December 2017.

TAPPI News
Program Announced for Nano 2017

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

TAPPI News
TAPPI Nano: Spotlight on Applications

Cellulose Materials Will Contribute to Everyday Life

TAPPI News
Nano 2017: First-Ever End User Panel and Record Breaking Attendance

Standing-Only Room at Nano 2017’s First End User Panel

TAPPI News
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.