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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Conference papers
Binders & Additives Anthology CD-ROM

Binders & Additives Anthology CD

Books
Celebrating a Century of Achievement

Celebrating a Century of Achievement

Technical information papers
Wet pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 845 om-14

Wet pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 845 om-14

Technical information papers
Best practice guidelines for detecting and mitigating waterside cracking (stress-assisted corrosion) in power and recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-38 (2015)

Best practice guidelines for detecting and mitigating waterside cracking (stress-assisted corrosion) in power and recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-38 (2015)

Technical information papers
Control of stock activity on a fourdrinier table, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-08 (2015)

Control of stock activity on a fourdrinier table, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-08 (2015)

Technical information papers
Energy checklist: pulp mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-24 (2015)

Energy checklist: pulp mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-24 (2015)

GRIâ??s Fibrous Filler Technology, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

GRI’s Fibrous Filler Technology, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Environmental Aspects of Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Confcerence

Environmental Aspects of Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Confcerence

Mixing, Retention and Washing, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Mixing, Retention and Washing, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Manufactured Topsoil Using Papermill Residuals: Refining the Recipe to Maximize Long-Term Soil Fertility, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Manufactured Topsoil Using Papermill Residuals: Refining the Recipe to Maximize Long-Term Soil Fertility, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Peroxide Delignification and Brightening, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Peroxide Delignification and Brightening, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Regulatory Update, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Regulatory Update, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Principles, Chemicals, Stages and Sequences, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Principles, Chemicals, Stages and Sequences, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Ozone, Enzymes & TCF, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Ozone, Enzymes & TCF, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Welcom and Introductions - Bleach Plant Workshop, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Welcom and Introductions - Bleach Plant Workshop, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Fiber Clay from Byproduct to Product, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Fiber Clay from Byproduct to Product, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Hexenuronic Acids and Prehydrolysis, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Hexenuronic Acids and Prehydrolysis, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Post-Fabrication Cleaning of Stainless Steel in the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Post-Fabrication Cleaning of Stainless Steel in the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

BART Exemption and Control Evaluation Modeling Analyses Conducted for the Pulp & Paper Industry, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

BART Exemption and Control Evaluation Modeling Analyses Conducted for the Pulp & Paper Industry, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Paper Technology Foundation at Western Michigan University