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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Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Overview, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference ( POWER POINT)

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Overview, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Changing Role of TAPPI in the Development of Standards for the Global Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Changing Role of TAPPI in the Development of Standards for the Global Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Reliability and Maintenance Performance Measurement, PaperCon '09 Conference

Reliability and Maintenance Performance Measurement, PaperCon '09 Conference

Decorating Opportunities for Specialty Papers Beyond Printing, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

Decorating Opportunities for Specialty Papers Beyond Printing, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Increase the Supply of High-Quality Fiber and Low-Cost Biomass, (power point) 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Increase the Supply of High-Quality Fiber and Low-Cost Biomass, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

World of Market Pulp CD-ROM

World of Market Pulp CD-ROM

Papermakerâ??s experience with State-of-the-Art Automation, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Papermaker’s experience with State-of-the-Art Automation, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Transformation of the Insulation Industry through Green Building and Indoor Air Quality Standards, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Transformation of the Insulation Industry through Green Building and Indoor Air Quality Standards, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Finch Paper LLC, 2011 PEERS Conference

Finch Paper LLC, 2011 PEERS Conference

THE NATURAL GAS FUEL SWITCH, 2012 PEERS Conference

THE NATURAL GAS FUEL SWITCH, 2012 PEERS Conference

Corrugated Success Strategies: Suppliers and End Users, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

Corrugated Success Strategies: Suppliers and End Users, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

Improved Performance Management Through Automated Reporting and Electronic Notification, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Improved Performance Management Through Automated Reporting and Electronic Notification, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Field Experience with Dilution Profiling Retrofits Using the Radial Distributor Style of Flow Spreader, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Field Experience with Dilution Profiling Retrofits Using the Radial Distributor Style of Flow Spreader, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Emveco Smoothness Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Emveco Smoothness Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Roll Press Optimization Panel, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Roll Press Optimization Panel, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Dilution Retrofits on Different Headboxes, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Dilution Retrofits on Different Headboxes, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Successfully Competing in the New North American Paper Industry, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Successfully Competing in the New North American Paper Industry, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Benefits of High Resolution Cross-Directional Profiling, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Benefits of High Resolution Cross-Directional Profiling, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Linking Safety to Operational Excellence, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Linking Safety to Operational Excellence, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Numerical Computation of the Folgar-Tucker Constant for a Linear Contraction Headbox, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Numerical Computation of the Folgar-Tucker Constant for a Linear Contraction Headbox, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference