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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Why the Decision was Made to Install an M.S.P. on a Standard Woodfree Paper Machine

Why the Decision was Made to Install an M.S.P. on a Standard Woodfree Paper Machine

Application of Metered-Coating Technology to the Production of Specialty Papers, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Application of Metered-Coating Technology to the Production of Specialty Papers, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

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Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers

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Paper: An Engineered Stochastic Structure

Paper: An Engineered Stochastic Structure

Making Coated Ink Jet Paper on Metering Size Presses, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Making Coated Ink Jet Paper on Metering Size Presses, 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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Recycled Paper Technology: An Anthology of Published Papers

Recycled Paper Technology: An Anthology of Published Papers

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Technical Needs, The: Nonwovens for Medical/Surgical and Consumer Uses

Technical Needs, The: Nonwovens for Medical/Surgical and Consumer Uses

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Language of Business, Volume II

Language of Business, Volume II

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Paper Coating Viscoelasticity and its Significance in Blade Coating

Paper Coating Viscoelasticity and its Significance in Blade Coating

World Market Trends, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

World Market Trends, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

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Ensuring Workplace Competence: Developing Training and Certification Materials for Todayâ??s Empowered Workforce

Ensuring Workplace Competence: Developing Training and Certification Materials for Today’s Empowered Workforce

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Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating eBook

Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating eBook

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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

Operating Experiences at Goricane Paper Mill, Medvode, Slovenia, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Operating Experiences at Goricane Paper Mill, Medvode, Slovenia, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

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Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

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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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Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Volume1 (book & ebook)

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Volume1 (book & ebook)

Metering Size Press Drying and Web Handling Systems, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Metering Size Press Drying and Web Handling Systems, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum