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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Journal articles
On the use and care of supercalendar rolls, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

On the use and care of supercalendar rolls, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

Journal articles
Maximizing performance of electrostatic precipitators, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

Maximizing performance of electrostatic precipitators, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

Journal articles
Pick the perfect thermoplastic for pulp and paper pipes and vessels, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Pick the perfect thermoplastic for pulp and paper pipes and vessels, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Journal articles
Shop talk: look, listen, and learn: walkabout helps find, fix fluid connector systems, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Shop talk: look, listen, and learn: walkabout helps find, fix fluid connector systems, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Journal articles
The selection and maintenance of valves for the control of fugitive emissions, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

The selection and maintenance of valves for the control of fugitive emissions, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Journal articles
Shop talk: Moisture profile management, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Shop talk: moisture profile management, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Journal articles
Plant maintenance: changing from a necessary evil to a profit center, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Plant maintenance: changing from a necessary evil to a profit center, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Journal articles
Maintenance planning and performance software for valve packing programs, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Maintenance planning and performance software for valve packing programs, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Journal articles
Maintenance and repair of energy-efficient integral horsepower low-voltage motors, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Maintenance and repair of energy-efficient integral horsepower low-voltage motors, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Magazine articles
A reliable method to improve fabric life, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

A reliable method to improve fabric life, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

Journal articles
Visual recovery boiler inspection, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1994, Vol. 77(12)

Visual recovery boiler inspection, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1994, Vol. 77(12)

Journal articles
The machinist's level, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997 Vol. 80(3) (389KB)

The machinist's level, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997 Vol. 80(3) (389KB)

Journal articles
Unwind stand maintenance: The key to finishing success, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Unwind stand maintenance: the key to finishing success, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Journal articles
A case history of a short shutdown drive upgrade, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

A case history of a short shutdown drive upgrade, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

Journal articles
A projection of maintenance trends in the paper industry, TAPPI JOURNAL May 1989

A projection of maintenance trends in the paper industry, TAPPI JOURNAL May 1989

Webinars
Microbes in Papermaking: Do You Have a Problem

Microorganisms can thrive in papermaking systems when water, cellulose, starch, furnish and other additives combined at favorable pH and warm temperatures.

Webinars
Microbially Influenced Corrosion

Dr. Sandy Sharp is an independent consultant with degrees in metallurgy, corrosion and chemistry and four decades of experience solving corrosion problems. For 22 years he led a corrosion control group within a pulp and paper company to plan, manage and implement corrosion control efforts to increase the profitability and safety of mill operations. 

Webinars
Why Filtered Whitewater Systems Fail

This webinar explains why paper machine whitewater filtration systems are often problematic and in some cases fail. The presentation shows how controlling variability in your whitewater system can help save energy, reduce fresh water consumption and improve product variability.

Webinars
Proper Yankee Doctor Set Up and Operation

Yankee dryer doctor systems run continuously on the yankee surface and have a direct effect on the properties of the tissue product. The penalties for neglecting them is steep, including reduced production and damage to the Yankee surface.

Webinars
Monitoring Tools and Strategies for the Detection and Control of Microbial Growth in Papermaking Systems

Provides an overview of monitoring approaches that can be used to assess the performance of biocontrol programs and optimize treatment strategies for improved control of microbial spoilage and deposit formation. Appropriate for anyone with an interest in deposit control and spoilage in industrial systems.