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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The Suitability of Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga Menziesli) Logs From Early Thinnings in Stone Groundwood Mechanical Pulping Operations for Supercalandered Magazine Paper Grades, 2007 International Mechani

The Suitability of Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga Menziesli) Logs From Early Thinnings in Stone Groundwood Mechanical Pulping Operations for Supercalandered Magazine Paper Grades, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Alternative Alkalis in Peroxide Bleaching of Mechanical Pulp, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Alternative Alkalis in Peroxide Bleaching of Mechanical Pulp, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Comparative Study Between a New Verity Topography Measurement Device to Parker Print Surf and Emveco Instruments Evaluating Base Sheet and Subsequent Air Knife & Blade Coating, and Calendering, 20

Comparative Study Between a New Verity Topography Measurement Device to Parker Print Surf and Emveco Instruments Evaluating Base Sheet and Subsequent Air Knife & Blade Coating, and Calendering, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

ADVANCES IN PREDICTION OF BLADE FORCES WITH VISCOELASTIC COATINGS, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

ADVANCES IN PREDICTION OF BLADE FORCES WITH VISCOELASTIC COATINGS, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

PREDICTION OF COATING STRUCTURE CHANGE DURING CALENDERING, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

PREDICTION OF COATING STRUCTURE CHANGE DURING CALENDERING, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Synergistic Effects Between Chemical Mechanical Pulps and Chemical Pulps from Hardwoods, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Synergistic Effects Between Chemical Mechanical Pulps and Chemical Pulps from Hardwoods, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

High Temperature Peroxide Bleaching of Mechanical Pulps from Spruce, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

High Temperature Peroxide Bleaching of Mechanical Pulps from Spruce, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Comparison of Oxalate Formation Between Softwood and Hardwood Mechanical Pulps During Peroxide Bleaching, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Comparison of Oxalate Formation Between Softwood and Hardwood Mechanical Pulps During Peroxide Bleaching, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Improving Runnability and Paper Quality with High-Resolution and Ultrasonic Testing, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Improving Runnability and Paper Quality with High-Resolution and Ultrasonic Testing, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Using Nano- and Micro-Particles of Silver in Lignin Analysis, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Using Nano- and Micro-Particles of Silver in Lignin Analysis, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

AFM Observations of Dimensional Changes in Individual Cellulose Aggregate Fibrils Under Variable Humidity Environments, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

AFM Observations of Dimensional Changes in Individual Cellulose Aggregate Fibrils Under Variable Humidity Environments, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

The Use of Silica Pigments in Coated Media for Inkjet Printing: Effects of Absorption and Porosity on Printing Performance and Depth-Profiling Using Confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating

The Use of Silica Pigments in Coated Media for Inkjet Printing: Effects of Absorption and Porosity on Printing Performance and Depth-Profiling Using Confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

SHORT-TIME COATING DEWATERING: A NOVEL TEST METHOD AND MODEL, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

SHORT-TIME COATING DEWATERING: A NOVEL TEST METHOD AND MODEL, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Recent Progress and Challenges in the Numerical Modeling of Coating Structure Development, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Recent Progress and Challenges in the Numerical Modeling of Coating Structure Development, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Comparison of Fiber Length Analyzers, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Comparison of Fiber Length Analyzers, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation in Headbox and Forming Jet-From Modeling to 3-D Imaging, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation in Headbox and Forming Jet-From Modeling to 3-D Imaging, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Characterization of Pigment Particle Surfaces by ToF-SIMS, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Pigment Particle Surfaces by ToF-SIMS, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Fiber Orientation and TSO Profiles: Headbox Design and Operations, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation and TSO Profiles: Headbox Design and Operations, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Coating Surface Composition Using ATR-IR Spectroscopy, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Coating Surface Composition Using ATR-IR Spectroscopy, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effect of Latex Volumetric Concentration on Void Structure, Particle Packing and Effective Particle Size Distribution in a Pigmented Coating Layer, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effect of Latex Volumetric Concentration on Void Structure, Particle Packing and Effective Particle Size Distribution in a Pigmented Coating Layer, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium