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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Use Best Practices to Drive Energy Out, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Use Best Practices to Drive Energy Out, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Impact of Nanotechnology on Sustainable Forest Productivity, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

The Impact of Nanotechnology on Sustainable Forest Productivity, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Translating TMDLs for PBTs into NPDES Permit Conditions: An Uneasy Fit, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Translating TMDLs for PBTs into NPDES Permit Conditions: An Uneasy Fit, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Pursuing Sustainability, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Pursuing Sustainability, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

USEPAâ??s Nanotechnology Research Program:Environmental Applications and Implications, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

USEPA’s Nanotechnology Research Program:Environmental Applications and Implications, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Workplace Assessments for Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology: Benefits of a Proactive Approach

Workplace Assessments for Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology: Benefits of a Proactive Approach

Greening the U.S. Army, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Greening the U.S. Army, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Neem (Azadirachta indica) as alternative wood fiber source with environmental advantages & medicinal properties for pulp & paper Industries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Neem (Azadirachta indica) as alternative wood fiber source with environmental advantages & medicinal properties for pulp & paper Industries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Mill Manager Roundtable: SustainabilityMill Manager Roundtable: Sustainability

Mill Manager Roundtable: SustainabilityMill Manager Roundtable: Sustainability

Keys to Sustainability at Kingsport, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Keys to Sustainability at Kingsport, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Future for printed papers - the influence of changing social, technological and environmental effects on key end use paper demand, PaperCon '09 Conference

Future for printed papers - the influence of changing social, technological and environmental effects on key end use paper demand, PaperCon '09 Conference

Sustainable Cleaning & Deposit Control, PaperCon '09 Conference

Sustainable Cleaning & Deposit Control, PaperCon '09 Conference

Itâ??s not easy being (truly) green, PaperCon '09 Conference

It’s not easy being (truly) green, PaperCon '09 Conference

Johnson & Johnson Triple bottom Line, PaperCon '09 Conference

Johnson & Johnson Triple bottom Line, PaperCon '09 Conference

Kraft Foodsâ??/Oscar Mayerâ??s Barrier Property Requirements and Associated Flexible Packaging Challenges, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Kraft Foods’/Oscar Mayer’s Barrier Property Requirements and Associated Flexible Packaging Challenges, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Nanoparticle Biopolymer Latexes Based on Agro Materials With a Very Low Carbon Footprint Use in a Variety of Specialty Paper and Paperboard Grades, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

Nanoparticle Biopolymer Latexes Based on Agro Materials With a Very Low Carbon Footprint Use in a Variety of Specialty Paper and Paperboard Grades, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

Mill Manager Roundtable: Sustainability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Mill Manager Roundtable: Sustainability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Nanotechnology: A US Forest Service Perspective, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Nanotechnology: A US Forest Service Perspective, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Overview, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference ( POWER POINT)

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Overview, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Water Accounting in Sustainability Programs, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Water Accounting in Sustainability Programs, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference