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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Terry S. Paulson Memorial Scholarship Form

Terry S. Paulson Memorial Scholarship Form

World Market Trends, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

World Market Trends, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Manufacture of One-Sided Coated Speciality Papers on the Metered Size Press, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Manufacture of One-Sided Coated Speciality Papers on the Metered Size Press, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

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Troubleshooting Rheology Problems in Metered Size Press, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

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Critical Thinking in Converting

Critical Thinking in Converting

The Future for Metered Size Press Applications, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

The Future for Metered Size Press Applications, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

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Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Vol. 1 E-Book

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Vol. 1 E-Book

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Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

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Process Control Fundamentals for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Process Control Fundamentals for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Metered Size Press Installations-Handling, Circulation, and Filtering, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Metered Size Press Installations-Handling, Circulation, and Filtering, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Maintenance and Calibration Manuals for Rotary Diecutters and Flexo Folder-Gluers

Maintenance and Calibration Manuals for Rotary Diecutters and Flexo Folder-Gluers

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Binder Migration in Paper and Paperboard Coatings

Binder Migration in Paper and Paperboard Coatings

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Corrugated Container Plant Handbook

Corrugated Container Plant Handbook