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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Applications of Best Available Technologies (Bat) For Integrated Environmental Management, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Applications of Best Available Technologies (Bat) For Integrated Environmental Management, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Energy Conservation and Cost Reduction Through Total Productive Maintenance, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Energy Conservation and Cost Reduction Through Total Productive Maintenance, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

NOx Reduction in Coal-Fired Boilers Using Existing Equipment, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

NOx Reduction in Coal-Fired Boilers Using Existing Equipment, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Impact of Changing ONP Quality on a Newsprint Mill, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Impact of Changing ONP Quality on a Newsprint Mill, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Reliability Focused Asset Management, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Reliability Focused Asset Management, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Elements of a Successful Plant Maintenance Program, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Elements of a Successful Plant Maintenance Program, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Getting Something for Nothing, 2005 PLACE Conference

Getting Something for Nothing, 2005 PLACE Conference

Update of the American Forest and Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Update of the American Forest and Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Books
Materials, Corrosion Prevention, and Maintenance, Volume 15

Materials, Corrosion Prevention, and Maintenance, Volume 15

Running Lighter Weights, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Running Lighter Weights, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Laser Engraved Ceramic Anilox Roller Surface Options: How to Save on Maintenance Costs, 2003 Corrugated Container Conference

Laser Engraved Ceramic Anilox Roller Surface Options: How to Save on Maintenance Costs, 2003 Corrugated Container Conference

Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Digester Outlet Device Scraper Arm Cracking, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Digester Outlet Device Scraper Arm Cracking, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Investigation and Analysis of the Causes of Recovery Boiler Economizer Failures, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Investigation and Analysis of the Causes of Recovery Boiler Economizer Failures, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Flash or Foul, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Flash or Foul, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

PSD Regulatory Update Training, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

PSD Regulatory Update Training, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods - A Comparative Study, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods - A Comparative Study, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Books
Lean Maintenance

Lean Maintenance

Donâ??â??t Blame Reduce Errors, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Don’’t Blame Reduce Errors, 2008 PAPERCON Conference