TAPPI, a technical association that serves the pulp, paper, packaging, and converting industries, has received accreditation as a developer of American national standards through the Executive Standards Council of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the U.S. representative in the international standards organization known as ISO.
"This new certification will also help TAPPI as it continues to expand its standards development program to new markets and in areas beyond TAPPI's core of testing methods based on the needs of TAPPI's membership," comments TAPPI president and CEO Larry N. Montague. "As the administrator of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to Technical Committee 6 of the International Standards Organization (ISO), TAPPI can now take better advantage of its certified standards program in its participation in developing international standards."
TAPPI has long been involved with the development and creation of standards relative to the pulp and paper industry. TAPPI Standards are published as Test Methods or as other documents, which may include specifications, guidelines, glossaries and practices. These standards are developed by technical working groups, defined in the guidelines as Standard-Specific Interest Groups.
TAPPI also has TAPPI Technical Information Papers (TIPs), which are documents containing specialized information like data, software, calculations. They are used in the manufacture, evaluation and description of pulp, paper, and related products, written in a standardized format which is readily useable by the industry.