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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Collection and Reliability of Quality Data: A Mill History, 1995 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Collection and Reliability of Quality Data: A Mill History, 1995 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Prevention of Pitch and Stickies Deposition on Paper Forming Wires via Adsorption of Cationic Polymer Associated with Anionic Species, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Prevention of Pitch and Stickies Deposition on Paper Forming Wires via Adsorption of Cationic Polymer Associated with Anionic Species, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Significantly Reduced Toxicity Approach to Paper Machine Deposit Control, 1997 Engineering & Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Significantly Reduced Toxicity Approach to Paper Machine Deposit Control, 1997 Engineering & Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Low Residual Toxicity Microbiological Control, 1997 Engineering & Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Low Residual Toxicity Microbiological Control, 1997 Engineering & Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Planning Roll Maintenance, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Produc

Planning Roll Maintenance, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Shoe Press Performance And Troubleshooting, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Pro

Shoe Press Performance And Troubleshooting, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Using Current Best Practices Audits as a Tool to Evaluate Your Maintenance Function, Educate Your Organization and Drive Reliability Improvement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & Internationa

Using Current Best Practices Audits as a Tool to Evaluate Your Maintenance Function, Educate Your Organization and Drive Reliability Improvement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process

Response of Kenaf Woody Core to Chemimechanical Treatments: 2. The Effect of Water Retention and Swelling on Defibration ..., 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Response of Kenaf Woody Core to Chemimechanical Treatments: 2. The Effect of Water Retention and Swelling on Defibration ..., 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Paper Machine Dryer Bearing Reliability- Lubrication Issues, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical &

Paper Machine Dryer Bearing Reliability- Lubrication Issues, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Effect of Refining on Reinforcement Ability, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Effect of Refining on Reinforcement Ability, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Optimizing Capital Costs in Power Distribution Equipment Upgrades, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Optimizing Capital Costs in Power Distribution Equipment Upgrades, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Microbes in Paper Machines, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Microbes in Paper Machines, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Magazine articles
Maintenance: Can your mill produce the right results?, Solutions!, April 2002, Vol. 85(4) (82KB)

Maintenance: Can your mill produce the right results?, Solutions!, April 2002, Vol. 85(4) (82KB)

Books
Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists and Handbook of Pulp

Handbook for Pulp & Paper Technologists and Handbook of Pulp & Paper Terminology Complete Set

Books
Handbook For Pulp and Paper Technologists Fourth Edition

Handbook For Pulp & Paper Technologists (The Smook book) Fourth Edition

Magazine articles
Benchmarking maintenance practices at North American paper mills, Solutions!, August 2002, Vol. 85(8) (250KB)

Benchmarking maintenance practices at North American paper mills, Solutions!, August 2002, Vol. 85(8) (250KB)

Journal articles
Vibration analysis applied to low-speed machines in the pulp and paper industry, Solutions!, January 2002, Vol. 85(1) (516KB)

Vibration analysis applied to low-speed machines in the pulp and paper industry, Solutions!, January 2002, Vol. 85(1) (516KB)

Magazine articles
To run lean, you must be clean, Solutions!, September 2002, Vol. 85(9) (249KB)

To run lean, you must be clean, Solutions!, September 2002, Vol. 85(9) (249KB)

Magazine articles
Budgeting: confront the myths, build a true plan, Solutions!, August 2003, Vol. 86(8) (235KB)

Budgeting: confront the myths, build a true plan, Solutions!, August 2003, Vol. 86(8) (235KB)

Magazine articles
Benefits of pre-cast pump base plate and foundation systems, Solutions!, August 2003, Vol. 86(8) (188KB)

Benefits of pre-cast pump base plate and foundation systems, Solutions!, August 2003, Vol. 86(8) (188KB)