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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Retention Systems for Highly Filled Paper, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Retention Systems for Highly Filled Paper, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Selection of Materials for Low-Temperature Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electri

Selection of Materials for Low-Temperature Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Estimating Moisture Content of Tree-Length Roundwood, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Estimating Moisture Content of Tree-Length Roundwood, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Selection and Development of Refractory Structural Materials for Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Pr

Selection and Development of Refractory Structural Materials for Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product

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

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

Quality and Safety Aspects in Extrusion Coating and Cast Film, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Quality and Safety Aspects in Extrusion Coating and Cast Film, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

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

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

Sheet Extrusion of Foamed Polyethylene Terephthalate, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Sheet Extrusion of Foamed Polyethylene Terephthalate, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Effect of Formulation Parameters on Optical and Frictional Properties of Tubular Water Quenched Polypropylene Films, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Effect of Formulation Parameters on Optical and Frictional Properties of Tubular Water Quenched Polypropylene Films, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Effect of Coextrusion on Bubble Kinematics, Temperature Distribution and Property Development in the Blown Film Process, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Effect of Coextrusion on Bubble Kinematics, Temperature Distribution and Property Development in the Blown Film Process, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Effects of Processing Aids on the Hot-Tack Properties of LLDPE Blown Films, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Effects of Processing Aids on the Hot-Tack Properties of LLDPE Blown Films, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

In-Reactor Polypropylene Alloys in Oriented Film Applications - Morphology and Properties, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

In-Reactor Polypropylene Alloys in Oriented Film Applications - Morphology and Properties, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Effect of Film Winding Tension and Melt Temperature on COF and Other Properties of PE Blown Film, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Effect of Film Winding Tension and Melt Temperature on COF and Other Properties of PE Blown Film, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Effect of Matrix Mechanical Properties on the Tear Strength of TPO Films, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Effect of Matrix Mechanical Properties on the Tear Strength of TPO Films, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Optimizing Barrier Performance of Multi-Layer Polyethylene Films, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Optimizing Barrier Performance of Multi-Layer Polyethylene Films, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Unipol II LLDPE - First gas Phase LLDPE for the Shrink Market, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Unipol II LLDPE - First gas Phase LLDPE for the Shrink Market, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Improved Barrier Properties with Metallized Films from Corona Process Improvements and from Copolymer Characteristics, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Improved Barrier Properties with Metallized Films from Corona Process Improvements and from Copolymer Characteristics, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Absorption Coefficients as Indicators of Barrier Properties of Packaging Films, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Absorption Coefficients as Indicators of Barrier Properties of Packaging Films, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Phenol and Phenol Free -- Stabilization of High Density Polyethylene, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Phenol and Phenol Free -- Stabilization of High Density Polyethylene, 1998 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings