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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Physical Properties of LWC Papers and Gravure Ink Mileage, 2005 Coating Conference

Physical Properties of LWC Papers and Gravure Ink Mileage, 2005 Coating Conference

Boiler Mact Compliance With New Scrubber Technology, A Case Study, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Boiler Mact Compliance With New Scrubber Technology, A Case Study, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Development Effort in Monitoring of Colloidal Organic Solids, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Microstickies, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Oxygen Delignification, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Oxygen Delignification, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

BugBan TM 9000, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

BugBan TM 9000, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Influence of Binder Variables on Coating Consolidation Rates Measured Under Dynamic Conditions, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

Influence of Binder Variables on Coating Consolidation Rates Measured Under Dynamic Conditions, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

Rating Performance of TIO2 Pigments in Coated Paper Applications, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

Rating Performance of TIO2 Pigments in Coated Paper Applications, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

Environmental Aspects of Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Confcerence

Environmental Aspects of Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Confcerence

Chlorine Dioxide Brightening, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Chlorine Dioxide Brightening, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Interactions of Styrene Maelic Anhydride Imide Resin in Paper Coating for Inkjet Application and its Influence on Wet Coating Structure, 2005 Coating Conference

Interactions of Styrene Maelic Anhydride Imide Resin in Paper Coating for Inkjet Application and its Influence on Wet Coating Structure, 2005 Coating Conference

Application of Photoacoustic Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy to Paper coatings for Coat Weight Measurement in Paper coatings Enriched with Organic Polymers, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

Application of Photoacoustic Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy to Paper coatings for Coat Weight Measurement in Paper coatings Enriched with Organic Polymers, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

High-Strength Coating Binders Based on Molecular Design of Styrene-Butadiene-Acrylontrile Latices, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

High-Strength Coating Binders Based on Molecular Design of Styrene-Butadiene-Acrylontrile Latices, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

Curioni Corrosleeve: Fast Flexo Setup, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Curioni Corrosleeve: Fast Flexo Setup, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Training Session 2 - Coating Binders, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

Training Session 2 - Coating Binders, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

A Novel Talc Pigment for Paper Coatings, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

A Novel Talc Pigment for Paper Coatings, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

Magnesium Hydroxide: An Alternative Chemical for Pulp Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Magnesium Hydroxide: An Alternative Chemical for Pulp Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Enhanced Performance Through Multilayer Coating, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference Proceedings

Enhanced Performance Through Multilayer Coating, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference Proceedings

Three Dimensional Observation of Coated Paper by Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

Three Dimensional Observation of Coated Paper by Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy, 2005 TAPPI Coating Conference

Speciality Coating for Wax Replacement Board Grades, 2003 Corrugated Containers Conference

Speciality Coating for Wax Replacement Board Grades, 2003 Corrugated Containers Conference

Innovative Solutions for a Challenging Biomass Fuel and Boiler Upgrade Project, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Innovative Solutions for a Challenging Biomass Fuel and Boiler Upgrade Project, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference