TAPPI is a registered not-for-profit, international Non-Governmental Organization of about 14,000 member engineers, scientists, managers, academics and others involved in the areas of pulp, and paper. In addition to pulp and paper, the TAPPI membership includes some allied areas of packaging (such as corrugated fiberboard, flexible packaging, lamination, adhesives, coatings and extrusion).

It was founded in 1915 as the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry.[1]

TAPPI provides a forum for the professionals involved in the industry. It publishes articles, standards, and books, conducts events for peer-reviewed information relevant to the industry and offers scholarships.[2]

Peer-reviewed journals published by TAPPI include:[citation needed]

  • Journal of Pulp and Paper Science [3]
  • TAPPI Journal [4]
  • The Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics [5]

The TAPPI website[1] serves as a focal point for the members’ access to knowledge and networks. TAPPI also serves as a major contributor to world standards involving paper [6] and is a member of ANSI (American National Standards Institute) [7]


  1. ^ "About TAPPI". TAPPI. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  2. ^ "TAPPI scholarships". Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  3. ^ "JPPS". Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  4. ^ "TAPPI Journal". Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  5. ^ "Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics". Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  6. ^ "TAPPI standards". Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  7. ^ "ANSI membership". Retrieved 2008-04-12.