In 1915, thirty enterprising papermakers gathered together determined to form a new technical arm of the American Paper & Pulp Association (APPA). Their idea was to gather and disseminate information concerning matters which have to do with production. This forward thinking group wanted to create a forum where information could be channeled and ideas could be exchanged. In less than a year, TAPPI was born and more than 100 years later, their formula for success continues to work.
TAPPI fosters the vitality of the global forest products, pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, and associated industries by delivering unsurpassed technical knowledge, valuable networks, and professional growth for our members.
TAPPI is and will continue be the International Center of Excellence for the forest products, pulp, paper, packaging and related industries.