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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Webinars
Tissue Manufacturing for Softness and Bulk

This webinar is appropriate for anyone new to tissue or needing an introduction to the manufacturing variables affecting softness in tissue grades: fiber raw materials, stock prep, wet end chemicals, forming, drying method, creping, calendering and converting.

Journal articles
Pulping of jute, February 1995 Tappi Journal [95Feb106.pdf]

Pulping of jute, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1995, Vol. 78(2)

Journal articles
Superheated steam drying of paper: effect of sulfonation level, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1995, Vol. 78(7)

Superheated steam drying of paper: effect of sulfonation level, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1995, Vol. 78(7)

Journal articles
Flash X-ray imaging of kraft black liquor sprays, TAPPI JOURNAL February 1988 88FEB89

Flash X-ray imaging of kraft black liquor sprays, TAPPI JOURNAL February 1988

TAPPI News
Paper Industry Gives Back to the Community at PaperCon 2018

Join your fellow paper professionals at PaperCon 2018 as they volunteer to package meals for families in need. Even seemingly small contributions can add up to a big impact.  Take action and be part of PaperCon’s Community Service Project on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.


Journal articles
Increasing the filler content of pcc-filled alkaline papers, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1992, Vol. 75(8)

Increasing the filler content of pcc-filled alkaline papers, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1992, Vol. 75(8)

Journal articles
The influence of machine speed on the machine-direction stretch of newsprint, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1992, Vol. 75(12)

The influence of machine speed on the machine-direction stretch of newsprint, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1992, Vol. 75(12)

Journal articles
Effects of Mountain Pine Beetle Grey-Stage Infestation and Chip Moisture Content on TMP Pulping of Lodgepole Pine, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2009

Effects of Mountain Pine Beetle Grey-Stage Infestation and Chip Moisture Content on TMP Pulping of Lodgepole Pine, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2009

Journal articles
An instrument to assess the biaxial stress during paper drying, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1994, Vol. 77(5)

An instrument to assess the biaxial stress during paper drying, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1994, Vol. 77(5)

Journal articles
Neutral to alkaline rosin soap sizing with metal ions and polyethylenimine as mordants, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1995, Vol. 78(4)

Neutral to alkaline rosin soap sizing with metal ions and polyethylenimine as mordants, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1995, Vol. 78(4)

Journal articles
Toughened polyester for barrier films, June 1988, TAPPI Journal 88JUN159

Toughened polyester for barrier films, TAPPI JOURNAL June 1988

Journal articles
The impact of sulfonation of hydrogen peroxide bleaching response of hardwood and softwood high-yield pulps, September 1988, TAPPI Journal 88SEP177

The impact of sulfonation on hydrogen peroxide bleaching response of hardwood and softwood high-yield pulps, TAPPI JOURNAL September 1988

Magazine articles
Fifth international printing and graphic arts conference: a joint success, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1991, Vol. 74(6)

Fifth international printing and graphic arts conference: a joint success, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1991, Vol. 74(6)

Journal articles
Persulfates as repulping reagents for neutral/alkaline wet-strength broke, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1993, Vol. 76(2)

Persulfates as repulping reagents for neutral/alkaline wet-strength broke, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1993, Vol. 76(2)

Sheet Structure Process Effect on Tissue Properties, PaperCon 2014

Sheet Structure Process Effect on Tissue Properties, PaperCon 2014

Thermomechanical Properties of the Polymer Binder Affecting the Processability, Structure and Properties of Dry Surface Treated Papers, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Thermomechanical Properties of the Polymer Binder Affecting the Processability, Structure and Properties of Dry Surface Treated Papers, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Pigment Coating Permeability: Measurement and Correlation with Wetting Front Penetration, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Pigment Coating Permeability: Measurement and Correlation with Wetting Front Penetration, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Distribution of Offset Ink Constituents in Paper Coating and Implications for Print Quality, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Distribution of Offset Ink Constituents in Paper Coating and Implications for Print Quality, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Pore Space Characterization of Coating Layers, 2000 Coating Conference Proceedings

Pore Space Characterization of Coating Layers, 2000 Coating Conference Proceedings

Study of Latex Contributions to the Rheology and Coated Paper Properties of Ground Calcium Carbonate and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Paper Coatings, 2000 Coating Conference Proceedings

Study of Latex Contributions to the Rheology and Coated Paper Properties of Ground Calcium Carbonate and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Paper Coatings, 2000 Coating Conference Proceedings