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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Paper Machine Steam and Condensate Systems, Fifth Edition

Paper Machine Steam and Condensate Systems, Fifth Edition

Corrugating Defect/Remedy CD-ROM, Sixth Edition

Corrugating Defect/Remedy CD-ROM, Sixth Edition

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Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

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Mechanics of Rollers--Japanese Translation

Mechanics of Rollers--Japanese Translation

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Corrugated Adhesives Preparation, Fifth Edition

Corrugated Adhesives Preparation, Fifth Edition

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Sheet-Forming Process, The

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The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide ebook

The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide E-Book

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Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

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Corrugating Defect/Remedy Manual, Sixth Edition (Book and CD-ROM)

Corrugating Defect/Remedy Manual, Sixth Edition (Book and CD-ROM)

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Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers

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Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills eBook

Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills eBook

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Materials, Corrosion Prevention, and Maintenance, Volume 15

Materials, Corrosion Prevention, and Maintenance, Volume 15

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

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

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

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

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