TAPPI Members Needed for Nanocellulose Task Group for US TAG to ISO/TC 229

TAPPI is looking for two to three experts on nanocellulose and standards development to participate in a special task group. This task group has been established by the ANSI-Accredited U.S. TAG to ISO TC 229 Nanotechnologies. To be eligible, you must be a TAPPI member (you can join today!). If you are selected, you must represent TAPPI members, and not your own organization. If interested respond by Friday, July 29th.

If you are unfamiliar with the International Organization for Standardization, ISO has over 200 specialized technical committees (TC) that work to develop international standards (www.iso.org). TC 229 is the Nanotechnologies technical committee. Experts participate on these committees as national delegates. The United States responds to ISO standardization activities through the U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAG). The U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies formulates positions and proposals on behalf of the United States and communicates these to ISO/TC 229. The U.S. TAGs also provide the delegates and experts who represent the United States at meetings of the respective ISO Technical Committees, Subcommittees and Working Groups.

To support TAPPI members' growing interest in nanocellulose utilization and development, and leverage TAPPI's ANSI-accredited standards development process, TAPPI joined the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies. As a member to the U.S. TAG, TAPPI members can participate in U.S. TAG activities as member experts.

The Nanocellulose Task Group is seeking experts on nanocellulose and standards to participate in this task group to help continue efforts in standards development. Experts from industry are preferred, but any TAPPI member can apply. If you are not currently a member, join at www.tappi.org. Please contact Colleen Walker by Friday, July 29th at 770-209-7349 or cwalker@tappi.org if you are interested. As only two-three representatives will be able to participate, updates on this special task group will be provided to members.