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)

Technical information papers
Inspection for cracking of composite tubes in black liquor recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-30 (2012)

Inspection for cracking of composite tubes in black liquor recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-30 (2012)

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)

Technical information papers
Flow from a 45° Slice, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-03 (2004)

Flow from a 45° Slice, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-03 (2004)

Books
Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists and Handbook of Pulp

Handbook for Pulp & Paper Technologists and Handbook of Pulp & Paper Terminology Complete Set

Journal articles
Development of wet process mimic device, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Development of wet process mimic device, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Books
Handbook For Pulp and Paper Technologists Fourth Edition

Handbook For Pulp & Paper Technologists (The Smook book) Fourth Edition

Journal articles
Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (664KB)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (664KB)

Conference papers
Analysis of a Converging, Annular, Isothermal Melt Blowing Jet Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Analysis of a Converging, Annular, Isothermal Melt Blowing Jet Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Conference papers
Study on a Novel Material Technology for Chemical/Biological Protection, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Study on a Novel Material Technology for Chemical/Biological Protection, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Magazine articles
Trends in papermaking: ideas from the experts, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (71KB)

Trends in papermaking: ideas from the experts, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (71KB)

Conference papers
LWC Production on 100% Recycled Fibres-The Challenge LEIPA-Schwedt PM4, 2005 Papermakers Conference

LWC Production on 100% Recycled Fibres-The Challenge LEIPA-Schwedt PM4, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Books
Colloid Chemistry of Papermaking Materials

Colloid Chemistry of Papermaking Materials

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - TIP 0906-01: "Withdrawn - Whit

Technical Information Paper - TIP 0906-01: "Withdrawn - White Water Loss Determination"

Technical information papers
Rotating Bar Bending Fatigue Testing in a Corrosive Environm

Rotating Bar Bending Fatigue Testing in a Corrosive Environment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-09 - "Withdrawn"

Improved Wet Bulk Storage of Bagasse for Newsprint Pulp Production - Part I, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Improved Wet Bulk Storage of Bagasse for Newsprint Pulp Production - Part I, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Developments in Handling Sugar Cane Bagasse for Newsprint Production, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Developments in Handling Sugar Cane Bagasse for Newsprint Production, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0418-01: "Solu

Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0418-01: "Solubility of Sodium Carbonate in Sodium Sulfide Solutions"

Technical information papers
Guidelines for Welding and Inspection of Stainless Alloy Pip

Guidelines for Welding and Inspection of Stainless Alloy Piping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-26 (2005) - WITHDRAWN