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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Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

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Language of Business, Volume II

Language of Business, Volume II

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Anthraquinone Pulping: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

Anthraquinone Pulping: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

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Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

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Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry

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Binders & Additives Anthology CD-ROM

Binders & Additives Anthology CD

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Mechanics of Web Handling, The

Mechanics of Web Handling, The

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Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

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Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

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Process Control Fundamentals for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Process Control Fundamentals for the Pulp and Paper Industry

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Mechanics of Rollers--Japanese Translation

Mechanics of Rollers--Japanese Translation

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Corrugated Crossroads: A Reference Guide for the Corrugated Containers Industry

Corrugated Crossroads: A Reference Guide for the Corrugated Containers Industry

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Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

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Principles of Wet End Chemistry

Principles of Wet End Chemistry

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Corrugated Adhesives Preparation, Fifth Edition

Corrugated Adhesives Preparation, Fifth Edition

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Wet- and Dry-strength Additives--Application, Retention, and Performance

Wet- and Dry-strength Additives--Application, Retention, and Performance

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Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills

Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills

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Paper Machine Quality Control Systems - Volume 1: Measurement Systems and Product Variability

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems - Volume 1: Measurement Systems and Product Variability