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
2008 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings

2008 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2007 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings

2007 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings

Magazine articles
TAPPI honors Dale R. Dill for years of service, Solutions!, March 2002, Vol. 85(3) (1699KB)

TAPPI honors Dale R. Dill for years of service, Solutions!, March 2002, Vol. 85(3) (1699KB)

Magazine articles
2001 TAPPI salary survey, Solutions!, February 2003, Vol. 86(2) (347KB)

2001 TAPPI salary survey, Solutions!, February 2003, Vol. 86(2) (347KB)

Magazine articles
TAPPI Honors Sandy Sharp for Distinguished Service, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (152KB)

TAPPI Honors Sandy Sharp for Distinguished Service, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (152KB)

Magazine articles
TAPPI coating conference: a technology update, Solutions!, September 2003, Vol. 86(9) (289KB)

TAPPI coating conference: a technology update, Solutions!, September 2003, Vol. 86(9) (289KB)

Journal articles
Salary Survey: 2002 TAPPI SALARY SURVEY [04FEBSO34.pdf]

2002 tappi salary survey, Solutions!, February 2004, Vol. 87(2) (65KB)

Magazine articles
Giving technical presentations to non-technical audiences, Solutions!, October 2004, Vol. 87(10) (56KB)

Giving technical presentations to non-technical audiences, Solutions!, October 2004, Vol. 87(10) (56KB)

Magazine articles
TAPPI-PIMA student summit: unique learning, â??amazingâ?? mill visit, Solutions!, August 2004, Vol. 87(8) (203KB)

TAPPI-PIMA student summit: unique learning, ‘amazing’ mill visit, Solutions!, August 2004, Vol. 87(8) (203KB)

Journal articles
Interview: Jay Vreeland, A life A life on R&D's Front Line, SOLUTIONS! May 2004 [04MAYSO41.pdf]

Jay Vreeland: A life on r&d’s front line, Solutions!, May 2004, Vol. 87(5) (562KB)

Magazine articles
Staples adopts TAPPI brightness standard, Solutions!, February 2005, Vol. 88(2) (142KB)

Staples adopts TAPPI brightness standard, Solutions!, February 2005, Vol. 88(2) (142KB)

Conference papers
Bleach Plant Materials, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Bleach Plant Materials, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Conference papers
§112 General Provisions Requirements for Boiler MACT Compliance, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

§112 General Provisions Requirements for Boiler MACT Compliance, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Magazine articles
TAPPI Coating Conference raises the curtain on coating, Solutions!, September 2004, Vol. 87(9) (55KB)

TAPPI Coating Conference raises the curtain on coating, Solutions!, September 2004, Vol. 87(9) (55KB)

Improving the Environmental Permitting Process, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Improving the Environmental Permitting Process, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Journal articles
A new level of thinking, Solutions!, February 2005, Vol. 88(2)

A new level of thinking, Solutions!, February 2005, Vol. 88(2) (426KB)

TIP 0402-28 Best Practice for Inspecting FRP Equipment â?¢ Understanding the Damage Mechanisms and Specifying Damage Criteria Improves Inspection Value, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental C

TIP 0402-28 Best Practice for Inspecting FRP Equipment • Understanding the Damage Mechanisms and Specifying Damage Criteria Improves Inspection Value, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Magazine articles
A Retirement Tribute to Wayne H. Gross, TAPPI President, Solutions!, January 2006, Vol. 89(1) (68 KB)

A Retirement Tribute to Wayne H. Gross, TAPPI President, Solutions!, January 2006, Vol. 89(1) (68 KB)

Journal articles
Backtending, Paper360º, June/July 2007

Backtending, Paper360º, June/July 2007

SCALE-GUARD®PLUSComplete Scale Management Technologies for Pulp Mills, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

SCALE-GUARD®PLUSComplete Scale Management Technologies for Pulp Mills, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference