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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Quality Data Distribution Utilizing Intranet Technology, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Quality Data Distribution Utilizing Intranet Technology, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Improving Sheet Quality on a Multi-Ply Coated Board Machine, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Improving Sheet Quality on a Multi-Ply Coated Board Machine, 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

New Monitoring and Control Tools for the Paper Industry, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

New Monitoring and Control Tools for the Paper Industry, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Working with Paper Suppliers Towards Excellence, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Working with Paper Suppliers Towards Excellence, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Mill Performance of a Brominated Methylethylhydantoin Slimicide, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Mill Performance of a Brominated Methylethylhydantoin Slimicide, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Why Chemical Additives?, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Why Chemical Additives?, 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

Belt Calendering: A New Concept for Sheet Property Enhancement, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Belt Calendering: A New Concept for Sheet Property Enhancement, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Books
Fourdrinier Operation - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Fourdrinier Operation - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Market reports
US Lift Truck Market

US Lift Truck Market

Imaging Spectroscopy with Monochrome CCD Cameras, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Imaging Spectroscopy with Monochrome CCD Cameras, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Automatic Dirt Counting Using Transmitted Light - Some Results, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Automatic Dirt Counting Using Transmitted Light - Some Results, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Study of the Liquid Penetraion Properties of Paper through the Use of UltraSound, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Study of the Liquid Penetraion Properties of Paper through the Use of UltraSound, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Canadian Co-Operative Permanent Paper Research Project: The Impact Of Lignin On Paper Performance, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Canadian Co-Operative Permanent Paper Research Project: The Impact Of Lignin On Paper Performance, 1998 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 Method for On-Line Measurements of Elastic Properties of a Running Paper Web-Background and Mill Experiences, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

New Method for On-Line Measurements of Elastic Properties of a Running Paper Web-Background and Mill Experiences, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series Site License

Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series Site License

Offset Printing and the Formation of Uncoated Fine Papers, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Offset Printing and the Formation of Uncoated Fine Papers, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

New Stickies Test Method - Statistically Sound and User Friendly, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

New Stickies Test Method - Statistically Sound and User Friendly, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings