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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On-Line Charge Monitoring- A Wet-End Strategy, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

On-Line Charge Monitoring- A Wet-End Strategy, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

On-Line Cationic Demand Measurement for Wet End Papermaking, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

On-Line Cationic Demand Measurement for Wet End Papermaking, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Cationic Polystyrene-Bases Paper Sizing Agents, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Cationic Polystyrene-Bases Paper Sizing Agents, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Retention Systems for Highly Filled Paper, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Retention Systems for Highly Filled Paper, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Use of The U.S. Forest Products Laboratory's Image Analysis Protocol in Evaluation of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA), 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Use of The U.S. Forest Products Laboratory's Image Analysis Protocal in Evaluation of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA), 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Mill Performance of a Brominated Methylethylhydantoin Slimicide, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Mill Performance of a Brominated Methylethylhydantoin Slimicide, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Automatic Dirt Counting Using Transmitted Light - Some Results, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Automatic Dirt Counting Using Transmitted Light - Some Results, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Offset Printing and the Formation of Uncoated Fine Papers, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Offset Printing and the Formation of Uncoated Fine Papers, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

New Stickies Test Method - Statistically Sound and User Friendly, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

New Stickies Test Method - Statistically Sound and User Friendly, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Microtomography of Cellulosic Structures, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Microtomography of Cellulosic Structures, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Surface Characterization by Partial-Coverage Printing and Image Analysis, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Surface Characterization by Partial-Coverage Printing and Image Analysis, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Stickies Quantification Using Pulp Screening, Lamination and Image Analysis, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Stickies Quantification Using Pulp Screening, Lamination and Image Analysis, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Using Expert Systems to Improve Product Quality, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Using Expert Systems to Improve Product Quality, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

3D Simulation of Layer Mixing in a Three-Layer Stratified Forming Headbox, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, El

3D Simulation of Layer Mixing in a Three-Layer Stratified Forming Headbox, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Online vs. Offline Testing: What Does Each Tell Us?, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informa

Online vs. Offline Testing: What Does Each Tell Us?, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

The Impact of Turbulence and Swirl on the Flow in the Tube Bank Part of a Paper Mill Headbox (submitted by US Department of Energy, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmenta

The Impact of Turbulence and Swirl on the Flow in the Tube Bank Part of a Paper Mill Headbox (submitted by US Department of Energy, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Elec

Residual Management at SSCCâ??s Stevenson Mill, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information;

Residual Management at SSCC’s Stevenson Mill, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Charcterization Of Facial Tissue Softness, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

Charcterization Of Facial Tissue Softness, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Conference papers
Modern Approach for Precise Sizing Measurement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information;

Modern Approach for Precise Sizing Measurement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Online vs. Offline Testing: Pros and Cons, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

Online vs. Offline Testing: Pros and Cons, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)