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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Printing development trends, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Printing development trends, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Extrusion Coating - Starting-Up a New Technology, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating - Starting-Up a New Technology, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Stress and Environmental Factors Affecting Stress Corrosion Cracking of Duplex Stainless Steels in White Liquor Environments, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Stress and Environmental Factors Affecting Stress Corrosion Cracking of Duplex Stainless Steels in White Liquor Environments, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Historical Review of Extrusion Coating- What Possibilities Are Still Available?, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Historical Review of Extrusion Coating- What Possibilities Are Still Available?, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

R U Ready 4 Recovery?, 2009 Corrugated Conference

R U Ready 4 Recovery?, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Poster Session: Odour and Emissions From Packaging Materials, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Poster Session: Odour and Emissions From Packaging Materials, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

The Introduction of Tubular LDPE to the Extrusion Coating Market and the Specifics of the Product, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

The Introduction of Tubular LDPE to the Extrusion Coating Market and the Specifics of the Product, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Keynote Presentation: NCC: The Revolution, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Keynote Presentation: NCC: The Revolution, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Drop on Demand Inkjet Tutorial, PaperCon '09 Conference

Drop on Demand Inkjet Tutorial, PaperCon '09 Conference

Extrusion Coating Beyond Commodity Products, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating Beyond Commodity Products, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Sustainable Digital Print Solutions: Deinkable Inks, Papers, and Optimized Deinking Processes, PaperCon '09 Conference

Sustainable Digital Print Solutions: Deinkable Inks, Papers, and Optimized Deinking Processes, PaperCon '09 Conference

Future for printed papers - the influence of changing social, technological and environmental effects on key end use paper demand, PaperCon '09 Conference

Future for printed papers - the influence of changing social, technological and environmental effects on key end use paper demand, PaperCon '09 Conference

Nanocomposites for Military Food Packaging Applications, 2009 Symposium on Nanomaterials for Flexible Packaging

Nanocomposites for Military Food Packaging Applications, 2009 Symposium on Nanomaterials for Flexible Packaging

Flexiblesâ?? Role in Sustainable Packaging, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

Flexibles’ Role in Sustainable Packaging, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

Measuring Paper Machine Performance, PaperCon '09 Conference

Measuring Paper Machine Performance, PaperCon '09 Conference

Eka NP 2180 - New Nanoparticle Silica Technology Pushes Retention and Dewatering Performance, PaperCon '09 Conference

Eka NP 2180 - New Nanoparticle Silica Technology Pushes Retention and Dewatering Performance, PaperCon '09 Conference

An Overview of Specialty Paper Manufacturing, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

An Overview of Specialty Paper Manufacturing, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

How to Address Today's Needs in the Specialty Paper Market, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

How to Address Today's Needs in the Specialty Paper Market, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

Going from Acid to Neutral Papermaking and GCC Filling in Newsprint, PaperCon '09 Conference

Going from Acid to Neutral Papermaking and GCC Filling in Newsprint, PaperCon '09 Conference