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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Analysis and Chemistry of Aluminum Based Paper Machine Deposits, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Analysis and Chemistry of Aluminum Based Paper Machine Deposits, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

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

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

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

Biocides in the Production of Packaging Papers, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Biocides in the Production of Packaging Papers, 1999 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)

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)

Commercialization of Forest Biotechnology: Economic Targets for Enhanced Global Competitiveness of the U. S. Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmen

Commercialization of Forest Biotechnology: Economic Targets for Enhanced Global Competitiveness of the U. S. Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, El

Establishing a Comprehensive Stickies Treatment Program by Utilizing the Kemira Organic Deposit Test (KODT) Provides Enhanced Deposit Control Efficiency, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & Inte

Establishing a Comprehensive Stickies Treatment Program by Utilizing the Kemira Organic Deposit Test (KODT) Provides Enhanced Deposit Control Efficiency, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers;

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

Catalytic Reforming of Tars Formed During Black Liquor/ Biomass Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control,

Catalytic Reforming of Tars Formed During Black Liquor/ Biomass Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Drives for Papermakers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Q

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

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

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

Conference papers
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

Tuning Up a Headbox, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Tuning Up a Headbox, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Practical Experiences in Additive Screening Using a Torque-Based Flocculation Analyzer, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Practical Experiences in Additive Screening Using a Torque-Based Flocculation Analyzer, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Performance Testing of High Pressure Decorative Paper Laminates, 1998 Plastic Laminates Symposium Proceedings

Performance Testing of High Pressure Decorative Paper Laminates, 1998 Plastic Laminates Symposium Proceedings

Dryer Section Passivation: A Novel and Effective Method of Preventing Dryer Section Deposition and Linting, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Dryer Section Passivation: A Novel and Effective Method of Preventing Dryer Section Deposition and Linting, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

In-Situ Roll Balancing A Revolutionary Method for Improving Dryer Section Performance, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

In-Situ Roll Balancing A Revolutionary Method for Improving Dryer Section Performance, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings