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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High System Reliability for Environmental Data Storage, 1996 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

High System Reliability for Environmental Data Storage, 1996 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Emergency Replacement of a Paper Machine Line Shaft Drive Turbine: A Case History Utilizing a Single Speed AC Motor, 2001 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Emergency Replacement of a Paper Machine Line Shaft Drive Turbine: A Case History Utilizing a Single Speed AC Motor, 2001 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

One Size Does Not Fit All: Tuning a Controller for Your Specific Process, 2001 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

One Size Does Not Fit All: Tuning a Controller for Your Specific Process, 2001 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Managing Capital Control Engineering Projects by Consultants, 1991 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Managing Capital Control Engineering Projects by Consultants, 1991 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Electrostatic Decay of Corona-charged Melt Blown Electret at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Electrostatic Decay of Corona-charged Melt Blown Electret at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

CD Controls Have Unique Problems: They Need Unique Troubleshooting Tools, 1998 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

CD Controls Have Unique Problems: They Need Unique Troubleshooting Tools, 1998 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Application and Test Criteria for Medium Voltage Arc Resistant Switchgear, 1997 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Application and Test Criteria for Medium Voltage Arc Resistant Switchgear, 1997 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Equipment in the Converting Industry, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Equipment in the Converting Industry, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Financial Benefits of Automating Maintenance Documentation, 1997 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Financial Benefits of Automating Maintenance Documentation, 1997 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Equipment in the Film Extrusion Industry, 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Equipment in the Film Extrusion Industry, 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Issues, 2006 PLACE Conference(1)

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Issues, 2006 PLACE Conference

Corona Treater Station Design & Construction: Meeting the Blown Film Challenge, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Corona Treater Station Design & Construction: Meeting the Blown Film Challenge, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Transient Overheating of Floor Tubes, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Transient Overheating of Floor Tubes, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Real Recovery Boiler Leaks and How to Detect Them, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Real Recovery Boiler Leaks and How to Detect Them, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Cluster Rules Compliance and Advanced Technologies - Mill Application and Operating Experience, 1997 Minimum Effluent Mills Symposium Proceedings

Cluster Rules Compliance and Advanced Technologies - Mill Application and Operating Experience, 1997 Minimum Effluent Mills Symposium Proceedings

New Service Concepts in Quality Measurement and Control System Maintenance, 1998 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

New Service Concepts in Quality Measurement and Control System Maintenance, 1998 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Equipment in the Converting Industry, 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Equipment in the Converting Industry, 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Purpose and Proper Maintenance of a Laboratory Note Book, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Purpose and Proper Maintenance of a Laboratory Note Book, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Microbiological Control of Slime On Glass Mat Machines, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Microbiological Control of Slime On Glass Mat Machines, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Fault Diagnosis of Paper Winders, 2000 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Fault Diagnosis of Paper Winders, 2000 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings