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

Showing 1–20 of 2803 results
Market reports
Rigid Plastics Packaging, Bottles/Jars

Rigid Plastics Packaging, Bottles/Jars

State of the North American Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informa

State of the North American Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

The Modern Paper Machine, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product

The Modern Paper Machine, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Tailored Additives For the Creped Products Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informa

Tailored Additives For the Creped Products Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Prices, Industry Consolidation, and Profit Margins, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informat

Prices, Industry Consolidation, and Profit Margins, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Industry Trends in Chip Storage and Handling, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Industry Trends in Chip Storage and Handling, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Update on Biopulping Commercialism, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Update on Biopulping Commercialism, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

The NIST Process Control Security Requirements Forum (PCSRF) and the Future of Industrial Control System Security, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (in

The NIST Process Control Security Requirements Forum (PCSRF) and the Future of Industrial Control System Security, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informat

Pulp and Paper Industry Opportunities from Aspen and Hybrid Poplars, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Pulp and Paper Industry Opportunities from Aspen and Hybrid Poplars, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Forestry Trends in the New Millennium, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Forestry Trends in the New Millennium, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Emergent High-Barrier Flexible Package Structures: Do These Materials Signal the Demise of Cans and Glass?, 1997 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Emergent High-Barrier Flexible Package Structures: Do These Materials Signal the Demise of Cans and Glass?, 1997 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Energy Curing for Flexible Packaging, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Energy Curing for Flexible Packaging, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

How Marketing Conditions are Changing Machine Builders Direction, 1997 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

How Marketing Conditions are Changing Machine Builders Direction, 1997 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Color Reproduction for Flexographic Printing, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Color Reproduction for Flexographic Printing, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

New High Performance, Stable Surface Treatment for Plastic Films, Paper and Metal Foils, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

New High Performance, Stable Surface Treatment for Plastic Films, Paper and Metal Foils, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Meat -- Packaging the Basics, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Meat -- Packaging the Basics, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Improve Quality and Throughput - Exterior Through Die Design and Ceramic Surface - Interior, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Improve Quality and Throughput - Exterior Through Die Design and Ceramic Surface - Interior, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
High Barrier Packaging : Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, 1999 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

High Barrier Packaging : Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, 1999 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

LLDPE Resin Considerations for Optimal Grooved-Feed Blown Film Extrusion, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

LLDPE Resin Considerations for Optimal Grooved-Feed Blown Film Extrusion, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Future of Video Web Inspection, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Future of Video Web Inspection, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings