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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U.S. Hardwood Fiber Demand and Supply Situation: Globalization and Structural Change, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

U.S. Hardwood Fiber Demand and Supply Situation: Globalization and Structural Change, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Need Analysis, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Need Analysis, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Hybrid Poplar Plantations for the North American Pulp and Paper Industry - History and Future Outlook, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Hybrid Poplar Plantations for the North American Pulp and Paper Industry - History and Future Outlook, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Global Competitiveness of the U.S. Southâ??s Linerboard Sector, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Global Competitiveness of the U.S. South’s Linerboard Sector, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Myth of Commodity Pulps, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Myth of Commodity Pulps, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Comments on EPAâ??s National WET Implementation Guidance, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Comments on EPA’s National WET Implementation Guidance, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Challenges Facing Facilities in 8-Hour Ozone and/or PM2.5 Nonattainment Areas, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental

Challenges Facing Facilities in 8-Hour Ozone and/or PM2.5 Nonattainment Areas, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental

The Influence of Asian Imports on the US OCC Market, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Influence of Asian Imports on the US OCC Market, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Black Liquor Gasification: The Foundation of the forest Bio-Refinery "New Value Streams", 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Black Liquor Gasification: The Foundation of the forest Bio-Refinery "New Value Streams", 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

What does aluminium foil have to do with hot tack in packaging?, 2005 European PLACE Conference

What does aluminium foil have to do with hot tack in packaging?, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Composting of By-Product Solids From the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Enviornmental Conference

Composting of By-Product Solids From the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Enviornmental Conference

Retort Flexible Pouches: Selecting a Co-Packer, 2005 PLACE Conference

Retort Flexible Pouches: Selecting a Co-Packer, 2005 PLACE Conference

Benefits of New Technology Ionizers for Web Handling, 2005 PLACE Conference

Benefits of New Technology Ionizers for Web Handling, 2005 PLACE Conference

Laminating Adhesives State-of-the-Art and Future Technologies, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Laminating Adhesives State-of-the-Art and Future Technologies, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Novel High Performance Collation Shrink Films for Bundling and Multipacks, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Novel High Performance Collation Shrink Films for Bundling and Multipacks, 2005 European PLACE Conference

High Nitrile Films (AMAB) for the Pharmaceutical Industry, 2005 European PLACE Conference

High Nitrile Films (AMAB) for the Pharmaceutical Industry, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Latest UV/EB Coating & Adhesive Technology for Food Packaging Applications, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

Latest UV/EB Coating & Adhesive Technology for Food Packaging Applications, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

Advances in Ultra High Barrier (UHB) and Enhanced Sealant (ES) Technology For Bi-Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Film, 2005 PLACE Conference

Advances in Ultra High Barrier (UHB) and Enhanced Sealant (ES) Technology For Bi-Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Film, 2005 PLACE Conference

High Clarity Masterbatch: A New Technology for Improving the Clarity and Gloss of PE Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

High Clarity Masterbatch: A New Technology for Improving the Clarity and Gloss of PE Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

Non-Nuclear Gauging Alternatives Offer Enhanced Performance with Simplified Use, 2005 PLACE Conference

Non-Nuclear Gauging Alternatives Offer Enhanced Performance with Simplified Use, 2005 PLACE Conference