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

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

Conference papers
Recycled Paper Technology: An Anthology of Published Papers

Recycled Paper Technology: An Anthology of Published Papers

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Sustainability works in Suzano, 2012 PEERS Conference

How Sustainability works in Suzano, 2012 PEERS Conference

Improving Recycle Stream Performance with Polyolefin Elastomers and Functionalized Polymers, 2012 PLACE Conference

Improving Recycle Stream Performance with Polyolefin Elastomers and Functionalized Polymers, 2012 PLACE Conference

Sustainable Adhesive Technologies for the Packaging Industry, 2012 PLACE Conference

Sustainable Adhesive Technologies for the Packaging Industry, 2012 PLACE Conference

Waste Reduction through Recycling Modifiers Design for Recyclability, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Waste Reduction through Recycling Modifiers Design for Recyclability, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

ECO-FLO Water Savings Upgrade for Nash 2BE3, 2BE4 and CL Model Vacuum Pumps, PaperCon 2013

ECO-FLO Water Savings Upgrade for Nash 2BE3, 2BE4 and CL Model Vacuum Pumps, PaperCon 2013

EFFECTS OF CNF ON PAPERMAKING PROPERTIES, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

EFFECTS OF CNF ON PAPERMAKING PROPERTIES, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Polyaminopolyamide-epichlorohydrin (PAE) Wet Strength Resins for Improved Health and Sustainability, PaperCon 2014

Polyaminopolyamide-epichlorohydrin (PAE) Wet Strength Resins for Improved Health and Sustainability, PaperCon 2014

HIGH BARRIER FILMS RECYCLING NEW CHEMISTRY FOR A CHALLENGING TASK, 2014 PLACE Conference

HIGH BARRIER FILMS RECYCLING NEW CHEMISTRY FOR A CHALLENGING TASK, 2014 PLACE Conference

Understanding Sustainable Packaging - SolutionisnTM in Context, 2014 PLACE Conference

Understanding Sustainable Packaging - SolutionisnTM in Context, 2014 PLACE Conference

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

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

Use of Power Plant Wastewater Discharges for Pulp and Paper Processes, 1994 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Use of Power Plant Wastewater Discharges for Pulp and Paper Processes, 1994 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Principles of infrared heat transfer radiation and its practical applications in the paper and boxboard industrial process, PaperCon 2014

Principles of infrared heat transfer radiation and its practical applications in the paper and boxboard industrial process, PaperCon 2014