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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Mill Performance of a Brominated Methylethylhydantoin Slimicide, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Mill Performance of a Brominated Methylethylhydantoin Slimicide, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Enhancement Studies on Operation and Control of Water Usage in Paper Mills, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Enhancement Studies on Operation and Control of Water Usage in Paper Mills, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Are You Building an Environmental Management Systems or Are You Just Hanging Wallpaper, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Are You Building an Environmental Management Systems or Are You Just Hanging Wallpaper, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Quality Enviromental Management System: ELECTRONIC Documentation Management, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Quality Enviromental Management System: ELECTRONIC Documentation Management, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Integrating Compliance Assurance into an EPA National Environmental Performance Track EMS, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Pro

Integrating Compliance Assurance into an EPA National Environmental Performance Track EMS, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Q

Sustainably Increasing Sources of Biomass Supply, 2001 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Sustainably Increasing Sources of Biomass Supply, 2001 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
NETWORKING FOCUS: Managing the Message: Environmental Communications, December 2001 SOLUTIONS! [01DECSO33.pdf]

Managing the message: Environmental communications, Solutions!, December 2001, Vol. 84(12)

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Seeking break-throughs in environmental performance, Solutions!, November 2001, Vol. 84(11)

Seeking break-throughs in environmental performance, Solutions!, November 2001, Vol. 84(11)

Magazine articles
High and dry: Leaf River survives drought through planning, teamwork, Solutions!, January 2002, Vol. 85(1) (328KB)

High and dry: Leaf River survives drought through planning, teamwork, Solutions!, January 2002, Vol. 85(1) (328KB)

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Biodegradable Copolyester For Fibers and Nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (500KB)

Biodegradable Copolyester For Fibers and Nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (500KB)

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Weyerhaeuser: The benefits of being Green, Solutions!, March 2002, Vol. 85(3) (170KB)

Weyerhaeuser: The benefits of being Green, Solutions!, March 2002, Vol. 85(3) (170KB)

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Water treatment: A solutions! roundtable, Solutions!, February 2003, Vol. 86(2) (415KB)

Water treatment: A solutions! roundtable, Solutions!, February 2003, Vol. 86(2) (415KB)

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What it means to be green, Solutions!, October 2003, Vol. 86(10) (67KB)

What it means to be green, Solutions!, October 2003, Vol. 86(10) (67KB)

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Building sustainable buildings, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (68KB)

Building sustainable buildings, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (68KB)

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Biotechnology in forestry: the promise and the economic reality, Solutions!, October 2003, Vol. 86(10) (441KB)

Biotechnology in forestry: the promise and the economic reality, Solutions!, October 2003, Vol. 86(10) (441KB)

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Cotton Fiber Nonwovens For Automotive Composites, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

Cotton Fiber Nonwovens For Automotive Composites, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

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Pimaâ??s 2004 leadership conference focuses on thriving in a challenging environment, Solutions!, May 2004, Vol. 87(5) (43KB)

Pima’s 2004 leadership conference focuses on thriving in a challenging environment, Solutions!, May 2004, Vol. 87(5) (43KB)

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R&D agenda for sustainable u.s. forest productivity, Solutions!, October 2004, Vol. 87(10) (76KB)

R&D agenda for sustainable u.s. forest productivity, Solutions!, October 2004, Vol. 87(10) (76KB)

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Innovation Key to Global Packaging Success, Solutions!, August 2005, Vol. 88(8) (360KB)

Innovation Key to Global Packaging Success, Solutions!, August 2005, Vol. 88(8) (360KB)

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Nanofibers From Natural and Inorganic Polymers Via Electrospinning, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)

Nanofibers From Natural and Inorganic Polymers Via Electrospinning, International Nonwovens Journal, Fall 2005, Vol. 14(3)