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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Highly Reactive Water-Borne Polymers, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Highly Reactive Water-Borne Polymers, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Determination of Pore Size Distribution in Fibrous Webs and its Impact on Absorbency, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Determination of Pore Size Distribution in Fibrous Webs and its Impact on Absorbency, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Courtaulds Lyocell - A Cellulosic Fibre for Special Papers and Nonwovens, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Courtaulds Lyocell - A Cellulosic Fibre for Special Papers and Nonwovens, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Properties of Perpendicular-Laid Fabrics Containing Cotton, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Properties of Perpendicular-Laid Fabrics Containing Cotton, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Clarifiers for Polypropylene Film, The PLACE, December 2006

Clarifiers for Polypropylene Film, The PLACE, December 2006

Properties of the Particles Attaining the Heat Exchangers in Kraft Recovery Boiler, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Properties of the Particles Attaining the Heat Exchangers in Kraft Recovery Boiler, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Breakthrough in Yellowing Inhibition of Mechanical Pulp, 1999 International Mechanical Pulping Conference Proceedings

Breakthrough in Yellowing Inhibition of Mechanical Pulp, 1999 International Mechanical Pulping Conference Proceedings

Identification of Fibre and Fibril Properties Giving Good Pulp Properties with Low Energy Requirements, 1999 International Mechanical Pulping Conference Proceedings

Identification of Fibre and Fibril Properties Giving Good Pulp Properties with Low Energy Requirements, 1999 International Mechanical Pulping Conference Proceedings

Leaching of NaOH 4:5-Sodium-Titanate Produced in an Autocuaticization Process. Part 2 Filtration Properties of the 1:3 ..., 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Leaching of NaOH 4:5-Sodium-Titanate Produced in an Autocuaticization Process. Part 2 Filtration Properties of the 1:3 ..., 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Effects of Medium Consistency Mixing on Paper and Fiber Properties of Bleached Chemical Pulps, 1991 International Paper Physics Conference Proceedings

Effects of Medium Consistency Mixing on Paper and Fiber Properties of Bleached Chemical Pulps, 1991 International Paper Physics Conference Proceedings

Effect of Melt Blown Web Defects on Filtration Efficiency, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Effect of Melt Blown Web Defects on Filtration Efficiency, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Miraflex Fiber - A New Level of Nonwovens Processability, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Miraflex Fiber - A New Level of Nonwovens Processability, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Biodegradable Composites and Laminated Paper, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Biodegradable Composites and Laminated Paper, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Absorbent Behavior of Webs Containing Superabsorbent Fibers, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Absorbent Behavior of Webs Containing Superabsorbent Fibers, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Catalytic Reforming of Tars Formed During Black Liquor/ Biomass Gasification, 2003 Fall Technical Conference

Catalytic Reforming of Tars Formed During Black Liquor/ Biomass Gasification, 2003 Fall Technical Conference

Pulping and Papermaking Properties of Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin), 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Pulping and Papermaking Properties of Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin), 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Measuring Paper Friction: Testing Conditions and Papermaking Factors, 1996 Finishing and Converting Conference Proceedings

Measuring Paper Friction: Testing Conditions and Papermaking Factors, 1996 Finishing and Converting Conference Proceedings

Gloss Retention of Calender Roll Thermal Spray Coatings Abraded by TIO2 Slurries, 1998 Finishing and Converting Conference Proceedings

Gloss Retention of Calender Roll Thermal Spray Coatings Abraded by TIO2 Slurries, 1998 Finishing and Converting Conference Proceedings

Comparison of Characteristics of Paper Supercalendered with Rolls of Aramid Filling, Cotton Filling, and Polymer Covers, 1996 Finishing and Converting Conference Proceedings

Comparison of Characteristics of Paper Supercalendered with Rolls of Aramid Filling, Cotton Filling, and Polymer Covers, 1996 Finishing and Converting Conference Proceedings

Use of Kraft Recovery Cycle Residues in Mineralization of Forest - Controlling Leaching Rates of Easily/Limited Soluble Species, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Use of Kraft Recovery Cycle Residues in Mineralization of Forest - Controlling Leaching Rates of Easily/Limited Soluble Species, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference