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 [email protected]. 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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Online Measurement of Dirt Specks in Sheets, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Online Measurement of Dirt Specks in Sheets, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

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Outright Gifts An outright gift is just what its name implies a gift transferred immediately from the donor to TAPPI. This category can include cash, securities, tangible or intangible personal property, or real estate.

Terry S. Paulson Memorial Scholarship

Terry S. Paulson Memorial Scholarship established by friends of Terry and Schwarz Partners for students pursuing further education in the maintenance or engineering area in the corrugated field.

Blue Heron Paper Company, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Blue Heron Paper Company, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

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SPOTLIGHT: Marshelle Slayton

Surrounded by engineers growing up, Marshelle Slayton said she knew from the start that’s what she wanted for her career.

Avoiding Loss of Voltage Sensing Runaway for Generator Excitation Systems, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Avoiding Loss of Voltage Sensing Runaway for Generator Excitation Systems, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

The Prospect of Raman Spectroscopy as a Gauge for Process Analysis / Process Control in Pulp and Paper Production, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

The Prospect of Raman Spectroscopy as a Gauge for Process Analysis / Process Control in Pulp and Paper Production, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Improving Screen System Operation in a Board Mill, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Improving Screen System Operation in a Board Mill, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Impacts of Burning High Sulphur Fuels in Lime Kilns, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Impacts of Burning High Sulphur Fuels in Lime Kilns, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Program Management, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Program Management, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Effects of Loblolly Pine Tree Age and Wood Properties on Linerboard Grade Pulp Yield and Sheet Properties. Part 1: Effects on Pulp Yield, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effects of Loblolly Pine Tree Age and Wood Properties on Linerboard Grade Pulp Yield and Sheet Properties. Part 1: Effects on Pulp Yield, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

The Changing Role of TAPPI in the Development of Standards for the Global Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Changing Role of TAPPI in the Development of Standards for the Global Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Use of Colloidal Gas Aphrons for Separation of Water Based Printing Inks and Impurities from Paper Stock Suspensions, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Use of Colloidal Gas Aphrons for Separation of Water Based Printing Inks and Impurities from Paper Stock Suspensions, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Journal articles
2015 TAPPI Centennial Celebration, TAPPI JOURNAL 2015 March - 15MAR100

2015 TAPPI Centennial CelebrationHonoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2015

Conference papers
SOOTBLOWING CONTROL BASED ON MEASURED LOCAL FOULING RATE, 20

SOOTBLOWING CONTROL BASED ON MEASURED LOCAL FOULING RATE, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Journal articles
Philip E. Nethercut honored for service to TAPPI, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1998, Vol. 81(3)

Philip e. nethercut honored for service to TAPPI, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1998, Vol. 81(3)

Journal articles
Joint meeting in Seoul links TAPPI and Korea TAPPI, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1998, Vol. 81(3)

Joint meeting in seoul links tappi and korea tappi, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1998, Vol. 81(3)

Journal articles
Using technology to deliver value, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

Using technology to deliver value, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

Journal articles
TAPPI's environmental division marks 35th conference year, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1998, Vol. 81(9)

TAPPI's environmental division marks 35th conference year, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1998, Vol. 81(9)