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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Lubrication and Hydraulics: An Overview of Today's Best Practices In System Design, Operation, MOnitoring, Control, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmenta

Lubrication and Hydraulics: An Overview of Today's Best Practices In System Design, Operation, MOnitoring, Control, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Understanding the Kraft Liquor Cycle: A Need for Online Measurement and Control, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Understanding the Kraft Liquor Cycle: A Need for Online Measurement and Control, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

L&W Fiber Quality Transmitter - Continuous inline measurement, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

L&W Fiber Quality Transmitter - Continuous inline measurement, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Books
Process Synthesis or Fuel Ethanol Production

Process Synthesis or Fuel Ethanol Production

Nanotechnology Understanding Small Systems

Nanotechnology Understanding Small Systems

Books
Applied Nanotechnology: The conversion of Research Results to Products , Second Edition

Applied Nanotechnology: The conversion of Research Results to Products , Second Edition

Understanding Dancer Tension Control Systems, 2010 PLACE Conference

Understanding Dancer Tension Control Systems, 2010 PLACE Conference

Nanocrystalline cellulose self-assembly: Control, mechanism and applications, 2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Nanocrystalline cellulose self-assembly: Control, mechanism and applications, 2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Early Design Stage Biorefinery Process Selection, 2011 PEERS Conference

Early Design Stage Biorefinery Process Selection, 2011 PEERS Conference

Emveco Smoothness Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Emveco Smoothness Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

CD Weight Control, 2005 Papermakers Conference

CD Weight Control, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Experiences of CD Control With Dilution Headboxes, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Experiences of CD Control With Dilution Headboxes, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Improved Dryer Drainage with Manage Differential Pressure Control, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Improved Dryer Drainage with Manage Differential Pressure Control, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Multivariable Predictive Controllers on the Rise, How and Why?, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Multivariable Predictive Controllers on the Rise, How and Why?, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output CD Control Applications Practical Aspects, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output CD Control Applications Practical Aspects, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Books
Improvement Based ISO-9000 Quality System Implementation Plans for Packaging Plants

Improvement Based ISO-9000 Quality System Implementation Plans for Packaging Plants

Sheet Structure Process Effect on Tissue Properties, PaperCon 2014

Sheet Structure Process Effect on Tissue Properties, PaperCon 2014

The Need For CD Mapping Standards To Enhance Sustainability, Agility And Profitability, PaperCon 2014

The Need For CD Mapping Standards To Enhance Sustainability, Agility And Profitability, PaperCon 2014

Improving Oxidation of the Extrusion Melt at Higher Line Speeds and Lower Melt Temperatures, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving Oxidation of the Extrusion Melt at Higher Line Speeds and Lower Melt Temperatures, 2014 PLACE Conference

Optimizing Sealants, Flexible Packaging Film Structures, and Operating Parameters for Ultrasonic Sealing, 2014 PLACE Conference

Optimizing Sealants, Flexible Packaging Film Structures, and Operating Parameters for Ultrasonic Sealing, 2014 PLACE Conference