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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An Engineered Top Former Rebuild Producing Fine Paper from Recycled Furnish, 2005 Papermakers Conference

An Engineered Top Former Rebuild Producing Fine Paper from Recycled Furnish, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Improvements of Existing Calenders by Utilizing Modular Rebuild Concepts, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Improvements of Existing Calenders by Utilizing Modular Rebuild Concepts, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Improved Papermaking Using the Next Generation of Triple-Layer Forming Fabrics, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Improved Papermaking Using the Next Generation of Triple-Layer Forming Fabrics, 2005 Papermakers Conference

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
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)

Books
Papermaking: The Pictorial Story

Papermaking: The Pictorial Story

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

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
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)

Making LWC-Papers On-Line: A Technical Analysis of New Production Lines in Canada, China and Germany, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Making LWC-Papers On-Line: A Technical Analysis of New Production Lines in Canada, China and Germany, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Paper Machine Drives for Papermakers, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Paper Machine Drives for Papermakers, 2005 Papermakers Conference

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

Technical information papers
Sampling procedures for biomass fuel for boiler performance testing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-17 (2008)

Sampling procedures for biomass fuel for boiler performance testing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-17 (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
Response to Contamination of High Purity Boiler Feedwater, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-05 (2005)

Response to Contamination of High Purity Boiler Feedwater, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-05 (2005)

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)

Technical information papers
Water quality guidelines and monitoring requirements for paper mill boilers operating with softened makeup water, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-14 (2011)

Water quality guidelines and monitoring requirements for paper mill boilers operating with softened makeup water, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-14 (2011)

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
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)

Papermaking Kits

Papermaking Kits