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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Wet End Management by Controlling Consistencies and Charge, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Wet End Management by Controlling Consistencies and Charge, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Significantly Reduced Toxicity Approach to Paper Machine Deposit Control, 1997 Engineering & Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Significantly Reduced Toxicity Approach to Paper Machine Deposit Control, 1997 Engineering & Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Importance of Paper Machine Process Control and Wet End Stability, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Importance of Paper Machine Process Control and Wet End Stability, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Recycled Fiber Use vs. Paper Machine Runnability... You Can Win!, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Recycled Fiber Use vs. Paper Machine Runnability... You Can Win!, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Print Mottle of Wood-Containing Paper: The Effect of Fines and Formation, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Print Mottle of Wood-Containing Paper: The Effect of Fines and Formation, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Market reports
Worldwide Commerical Printing Market

Worldwide Commerical Printing Market

Enhancement Studies on Operation and Control of Water Usage in Paper Mills, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Enhancement Studies on Operation and Control of Water Usage in Paper Mills, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Advanced Dryer Drainage Systems: A Resource for Capital Recovery, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Advanced Dryer Drainage Systems: A Resource for Capital Recovery, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Why Chemical Additives?, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Why Chemical Additives?, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Use of The U.S. Forest Products Laboratory's Image Analysis Protocol in Evaluation of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA), 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Use of The U.S. Forest Products Laboratory's Image Analysis Protocal in Evaluation of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA), 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Duoformer Top - A New Former for the Production of Top Plies of Packaging Papers, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Duoformer Top - A New Former for the Production of Top Plies of Packaging Papers, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Third Generation Reeling, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Third Generation Reeling, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of Fines Level and Compressibility on Filtration Resistance of Fibrous Suspensions, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of Fines Level and Compressibility on Filtration Resistance of Fibrous Suspensions, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Conserving Money in a Down Market with New Wet Waste Dewatering Technology, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Conserving Money in a Down Market with New Wet Waste Dewatering Technology, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

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Wet Strength Resins in Hygienic Paper Production, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Wet Strength Resins in Hygienic Paper Production, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Mill Benefits from On-Line Fiber Length Measurement, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Mill Benefits from On-Line Fiber Length Measurement, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Evolution of Quality Control for White Grades of Wastepaper, 1994 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Evolution of Quality Control for White Grades of Wastepaper, 1994 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

On-Line Monitoring of Pulp for Plastic Contamination, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

On-Line Monitoring of Pulp for Plastic Contamination, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

New On-Line Out-of-Plane Ultrasonic Elastics Stiffness Measurement Technology, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

New On-Line Out-of-Plane Ultrasonic Elastics Stiffness Measurement Technology, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings