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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Books
Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

Books
Corrugated Adhesives Preparation, Fifth Edition

Corrugated Adhesives Preparation, Fifth Edition

Books
Mechanics of Rollers, The

Mechanics of Rollers, The

Books
Mechanics Trilogy

Mechanics Trilogy

Books
Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry CD-ROM

Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry CD-ROM

Books
Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry (Book & CD-ROM)

Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry (Book & CD-ROM)

Books
Monograph on Microbiology of Papermaking Systems

Monograph on Microbiology of Papermaking Systems

Dictionary of Paper CD-ROM, Fifth Edition

Dictionary of Paper CD-ROM, Fifth Edition

Technical information papers
Guide to the use of stainless steel pipe specifications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-24 (2010)

Guide to the use of stainless steel pipe specifications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-24 (2010)

Technical information papers
Clad-Steel Plate Use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-04 (2002) WITHDRAWN

Clad-Steel Plate Use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-04 (2002) WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Guidelines for corrosion resistant weld metal overlay of digester vessels in alkaline pulping service, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-03 (2010)

Guidelines for corrosion resistant weld metal overlay of digester vessels in alkaline pulping service, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-03 (2010)

Technical information papers
Liquid penetrant testing of new suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-11 (2014)

Liquid penetrant testing of new suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-11 (2014)

Technical information papers
Qualification of welding procedures for duplex stainless steels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-29 WITHDRAWN

Qualification of welding procedures for duplex stainless steels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-29 WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Ultrasonic technician performance test for boiler tube inspection, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-21 (2013)

Ultrasonic technician performance test for boiler tube inspection, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-21 (2013)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for inspection of continuous digesters and impregnation vessels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-27 (2010)

Guidelines for inspection of continuous digesters and impregnation vessels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-27 (2015)

Technical information papers
Flow from a Vertical Slice, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-02 (2004)

Flow from a Vertical Slice, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-02 (2004)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for inspection and nondestructive testing of paper machine dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-16 (2011)

Guidelines for inspection and nondestructive testing of paper machine dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-16 (2015)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for detection, monitoring and prevention of flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) in the pulp and paper mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-36 (2013)

Guidelines for detection, monitoring and prevention of flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) in the pulp and paper mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-36 (2013)

Technical information papers
Water quality and monitoring requirements for paper mill boilers operating with high purity feedwater, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-03 (2011)

Water quality and monitoring requirements for paper mill boilers operating with high purity feedwater, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-03 (2011)

Technical information papers
Fourdrinier Drainage Performance Evaluation - Blow Test Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-07 (2005)

Fourdrinier Drainage Performance Evaluation - Blow Test Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-07 (2005)

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