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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Conference papers
Recycled Paper Technology: An Anthology of Published Papers

Recycled Paper Technology: An Anthology of Published Papers

Technical information papers
Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

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

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

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

Saving Energy by Application of Ozone in the Mechanical Pulping Process, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Saving Energy by Application of Ozone in the Mechanical Pulping Process, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Energy Cost Savings Track Wrap-Up Session - Roundtable Discussion

Energy Cost Savings Track Wrap-Up Session - Roundtable Discussion

Paper Machine Energy Conservation, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Paper Machine Energy Conservation, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Green Building and Energy Conservation, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Green Building and Energy Conservation, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Energy Savings Through White Water Reuse In Paper Machine Showers, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Energy Savings Through White Water Reuse In Paper Machine Showers, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

Sustainability and Forest Products - Concepts, Application and Challenges, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Sustainability and Forest Products - Concepts, Application and Challenges, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Reduce Energy Consumption Through Plate Design in Thermo-Mechanical Pulp (TMP), 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Reduce Energy Consumption Through Plate Design in Thermo-Mechanical Pulp (TMP), 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Guide for Green Office Furniture, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Guide for Green Office Furniture, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Advancing the Wood-Based Decorative Surfacing Industry: CPA Initiatives and Industry Challenges, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Advancing the Wood-Based Decorative Surfacing Industry: CPA Initiatives and Industry Challenges, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Resistance to Industrial Microbicides - A Review and Ecological Perspective, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Resistance to Industrial Microbicides - A Review and Ecological Perspective, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Fenholloway Project: Reviving a River, Sustaining an Ecosystem, Building Partnerships, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Fenholloway Project: Reviving a River, Sustaining an Ecosystem, Building Partnerships, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Size Press Starch Filtration for Sheet Quality, Machine Efficiency, and Environmental Discharge Improvements, 2001 Coating Conference Proceedings

Size Press Starch Filtration for Sheet Quality, Machine Efficiency, and Environmental Discharge Improvements, 2001 Coating Conference Proceedings

MACT Standards for Paper and Other Web Coatings Source Category, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

MACT Standards for Paper and Other Web Coatings Source Category, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Upstream Particulate Removal for RTOs on Direct-Fired OSB Dryers - How Much is Enough?, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Upstream Particulate Removal for RTOs on Direct-Fired OSB Dryers - How Much is Enough?, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Update on the Proposed MACT Standards for Boiler Combustion, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Update on the Proposed MACT Standards for Boiler Combustion, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Modular Rotary Valve RTO/RCO and Performance on Particleboard Dryer, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Modular Rotary Valve RTO/RCO and Performance on Particleboard Dryer, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings