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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Wheat Straw: Within-Plant Variation in Chemical Composition and Fiber Properties, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Wheat Straw: Within-Plant Variation in Chemical Composition and Fiber Properties, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Filler Retention - Recent Challenges and Possible Solutions, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Filler Retention - Recent Challenges and Possible Solutions, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Global Model for Predicting Flotation Efficiencies: Model Results and Experimental Studies, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Global Model for Predicting Flotation Efficiencies: Model Results and Experimental Studies, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Modeling Kraft Fiber Morphology and Paper Properties from Forest Data: The Example of Maritime Pine Thinning Logs, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Modeling Kraft Fiber Morphology and Paper Properties from Forest Data: The Example of Maritime Pine Thinning Logs, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Novel properties of PLA fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Novel properties of PLA fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Journal articles
Transport Properties of Electrospun Nonwoven Membranes, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (975KB)

Transport Properties of Electrospun Nonwoven Membranes, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (975KB)

Journal articles
Rapid Morphology (Property) Changes at the Bond Periphery In Thermal Point-bonded Nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (126KB)

Rapid Morphology (Property) Changes at the Bond Periphery In Thermal Point-bonded Nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (126KB)

Journal articles
Towards a degree program in nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2003, Vol. 11(4) (18KB)

Towards a degree program in nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2003, Vol. 11(4) (18KB)

Journal articles
Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (664KB)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (664KB)

Journal articles
Particle containment and immobilization in roll good materials, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2004, Vol. 13(3) (1126 KB)

Particle containment and immobilization in roll good materials, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2004, Vol. 13(3) (1126 KB)

Magazine articles
Tissue: The Quest for Softness and Absorbency, Solutions!, March 2005, Vol. 88(3) (336KB)

Tissue: The Quest for Softness and Absorbency, Solutions!, March 2005, Vol. 88(3) (336KB)

Standards
Reducing a Gross Sample of Granular or Aggregate

Reducing a Gross Sample of Granular or Aggregate Material to Testing Size, Test Method T 605 wd-00

Standards
Determination of Polyethylene (Resin) Adhesion to Porous

Determination of Polyethylene (Resin) Adhesion to Porous Substrates, Test Method T 539 wd-01 WITHDRAWN

Characteristics of Flexible Food Packaging Materials

Characteristics of Flexible Food Packaging Materials, 2006 PLACE Conference

Journal articles
Influence of Papermaking System Closure on Paper Properties,

Influence of Papermaking System Closure on Paper Properties, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 2006, Vol. 5(5) (301 KB)

Tear and Tensile Properties of Soda Pulps from Kenaf Bast Fibers, 1998 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Tear and Tensile Properties of Soda Pulps from Kenaf Bast Fibers, 1998 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Fundamentals of Pulp Fiber Quality and Paper Properties, 1999 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Fundamentals of Pulp Fiber Quality and Paper Properties, 1999 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Pulp and Paper Properties of Kudzu Vines Pulped with the Kraft-AQ Process, 1999 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Pulp and Paper Properties of Kudzu Vines Pulped with the Kraft-AQ Process, 1999 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Mapping Quantitative Traits for Physical and Chemical Wood Properties in Loblolly Pine, 1999 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Mapping Quantitative Traits for Physical and Chemical Wood Properties in Loblolly Pine, 1999 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Binder distribution and mass distribution of the coating lay

Binder distribution and mass distribution of the coating layer - cause and consequence, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1991, Vol. 74(5)