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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When Does the Second Generation Shoe Drop? On-Line Process Chemistry Optimization Maximizes Quality and Reduces Cost, 1998 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

When Does the Second Generation Shoe Drop? On-Line Process Chemistry Optimization Maximizes Quality and Reduces Cost, 1998 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Mechanical Pulp Fines: Effect of Particle Size and Shape, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Mechanical Pulp Fines: Effect of Particle Size and Shape, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Concept for Copy Paper Production, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Concept for Copy Paper Production, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Cost Effective New Technology to Apply Starch and Other Additives, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Cost Effective New Technology to Apply Starch and Other Additives, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Tissue Roll Handling with AGVS, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Tissue Roll Handling with AGVS, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Development And Validation Of A New Drainage Testing Methodology, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Development And Validation Of A New Drainage Testing Methodology, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Analysis of Periodic Phenomena in the Approach Flow Papermakers, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Analysis of Periodic Phenomena in the Approach Flow Papermakers, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effective use of FTIR Spectoscopy in Troubleshooting Spot & Deposit Problems, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effective use of FTIR Spectoscopy in Troubleshooting Spot & Deposit Problems, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Generation of Copolymers for Retention - Drainage - Formation and Coated Broke Applications, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Generation of Copolymers for Retention - Drainage - Formation and Coated Broke Applications, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

On-Line Charge Monitoring- A Wet-End Strategy, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

On-Line Charge Monitoring- A Wet-End Strategy, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Integrating Advanced Consistency Measuremetns and Controls with MD Paper Quality Controls, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Integrating Advanced Consistency Measuremetns and Controls with MD Paper Quality Controls, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Vibration Measurements: An Alternative Method to the Synchronous Average Technique, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Vibration Measurements: An Alternative Method to the Synchronous Average Technique, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Green Dividends: Who is Making the Rules?, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Green Dividends: Who is Making the Rules?, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Optimization of Paper Machine Wet-End Neutral, PCC Filled Newspring, 1998 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Optimization of Paper Machine Wet-End Neutral, PCC Filled Newspring", 1998 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effects of White Water Closure on the Physical Properties of Linerboard, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effects of White Water Closure on the Physical Properties of Linerboard, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Balancing Black and Color Ink Jet Print Quality, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Balancing Black and Color Ink Jet Print Quality, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Innovative Procedure for Automatic Measurement of Specific Filtration Resistance and Electrostatic Charge, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Innovative Procedure for Automatic Measurement of Specific Filtration Resistance and Electrostatic Charge, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Overcoming Interferences and Problems with Additives for Size Press Coated Papers, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Overcoming Interferences and Problems with Additives for Size Press Coated Papers, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Making Highly Filled Alkaline Paper with a Micropolymer System, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Making Highly Filled Alkaline Paper with a Micropolymer System, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Paper Machine Rebuilds for Quality and Protection, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Paper Machine Rebuilds for Quality and Protection, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings