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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Systematic Approach, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Systematic Approach, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

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)

Upgrading Pre-Existing DAF Clarifiers, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Upgrading Pre-Existing DAF Clarifiers, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Effects of Polyolefin Formulation and Processing Variables on Slip Agent Performance (1), 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Effects of Polyolefin Formulation and Processing Variables on Slip Agent Performance (1), 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

OSB Manufacturing, 1996 Plastic Laminates Symposium Proceedings

OSB Manufacturing, 1996 Plastic Laminates Symposium Proceedings

Comparative Properties of OSB to Traditonal LPL Cores, 1996 Plastic Laminates Symposium Proceedings

Comparative Properties of OSB to Traditonal LPL Cores, 1996 Plastic Laminates Symposium Proceedings

Effect of Process Parameters on Glass Paper Properties, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Effect of Process Parameters on Glass Paper Properties, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Product Stewardship A Vision of the Year 2000, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Product Stewardship A Vision of the Year 2000, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Wire Mesh Belts In Relation To Mat Machines, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Wire Mesh Belts In Relation To Mat Machines, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Formaldehyde Measurements, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Formaldehyde Measurements, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
PAPERCON 2010 Conference Proceedings CDROM

PAPERCON 2010 Conference Proceedings CDROM

Development of Wet Process Mimic Device, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Development of Wet Process Mimic Device, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Cross-Linked Fibers for Papermaking Applications, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Cross-Linked Fibers for Papermaking Applications, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Selection of U-F Modifiers for Glass Mat Membranes, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Selection of U-F Modifiers for Glass Mat Membranes, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Productivity Gains in Swab Manufacturing, 1998 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Productivity Gains in Swab Manufacturing, 1998 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2014 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2014 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

Nonwoven Sailcloth - Product and Process Development, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Nonwoven Sailcloth - Product and Process Development, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Nanotechnology Functionality in Flexible Packaging; New Methods of Manufacturing, The PLACE, December 2006

Nanotechnology Functionality in Flexible Packaging; New Methods of Manufacturing, The PLACE, December 2006

Books
Electrochemical Processing for the Pulp & Paper Industry

Electrochemical Processing for the Pulp & Paper Industry

Technical information papers
Optimum consistency for pumping pulp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-15 (2013)

Optimum consistency for pumping pulp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-15 (2013)