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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Technical information papers
Water treatment-related opportunities for energy conservation in a paper mill powerhouse, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-13 (2013)

Water treatment-related opportunities for energy conservation in a paper mill powerhouse, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-13 (2013)

Technical information papers
Caustic soda (NaOH) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-27 (2008)

Caustic soda (NaOH) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-27 (2008)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for evaluation of liquid ring vacuum pump performance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-12 (2012)

Guidelines for evaluation of liquid ring vacuum pump performance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-12 (2012)

Technical information papers
Nozzle Maintenance and Clogging, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-15 (2002)

Nozzle Maintenance and Clogging, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-15 (2002)

Technical information papers
Density of Milk of Lime Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-05 (2002)

Density of Milk of Lime Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-05 (2002)

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Papermaking: The Pictorial Story, Poster

Papermaking: The Pictorial Story, Poster

Technical information papers
CALCULATION AND PARTITIONING OF VARIANCE USING PAPER MACHINE, Technical Information Paper TIP 1101-01

CALCULATION AND PARTITIONING OF VARIANCE USING PAPER MACHINE, Technical Information Paper TIP 1101-01

Technical information papers
Guideline specification for procurement of an economizer for a recovery boiler, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-21 (2009)

Guideline specification for procurement of an economizer for a recovery boiler, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-21 (2009)

METHODS TO MEASURE PULP YIELD IN INDUSTRIAL COOKING SYSTEMS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

METHODS TO MEASURE PULP YIELD IN INDUSTRIAL COOKING SYSTEMS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Papermaking Kits

Papermaking Kits

Conference papers
Novel Fractionation Techniques: Fractionation of MFC suspensions in a viscoplastic fluid, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Novel Fractionation Techniques: Fractionation of MFC suspensions in a viscoplastic fluid, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanocomposite Materials for Packaging Film Applications, 2009 Symposium on Nanomaterials for Flexible Packaging

Nanocomposite Materials for Packaging Film Applications, 2009 Symposium on Nanomaterials for Flexible Packaging

Nanocomposites for Military Food Packaging Applications, 2009 Symposium on Nanomaterials for Flexible Packaging

Nanocomposites for Military Food Packaging Applications, 2009 Symposium on Nanomaterials for Flexible Packaging

Surface Chemistry and Nanotechnology-Based Products for the Forest Industry, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Surface Chemistry and Nanotechnology-Based Products for the Forest Industry, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Melt Electrospinning â?¢ Method for Manufacturing Layers of Submicron Fibers, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Melt Electrospinning • Method for Manufacturing Layers of Submicron Fibers, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Books
Chemistry of Modern Papermaking

Chemistry of Modern Papermaking

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Reducing Fluting in Corrugated with Digital Plate Technology, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

Reducing Fluting in Corrugated with Digital Plate Technology, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

Books
Applied Nanotechnology: The conversion of Research Results to Products , Second Edition

Applied Nanotechnology: The conversion of Research Results to Products , Second Edition

Conference papers
Integrated Production of Nanocellulose with Biofuel, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Integrated Production of Nanocellulose with Biofuel, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Manufacturing excellence based on intelligent defect classification: state-of-the art, application examples, and looking ahead, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Manufacturing excellence based on intelligent defect classification: state-of-the art, application examples, and looking ahead, 2005 Papermakers Conference