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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Metered Size Press Coated Mechanical Papers-A Comparison of Different Concepts, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Metered Size Press Coated Mechanical Papers-A Comparison of Different Concepts, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Books
Testing Guidebook Electronic Document

Testing Guidebook Electronic Document

Pilot-Scale Wet Web Surface Treatment of Newsprint, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Pilot-Scale Wet Web Surface Treatment of Newsprint, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Technical information papers
Relative Humidity Tables, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-06 (2005)

Relative Humidity Tables, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-06 (2005)

EFFECT OF SULFIDITY AND ANTHRAQUINONE ON MODIFIED BATCH PULPING PROCESSES, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

EFFECT OF SULFIDITY AND ANTHRAQUINONE ON MODIFIED BATCH PULPING PROCESSES, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Synergy of Anthraquinone/Polysulfide Pulping: The Effect of Sulfidity, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Synergy of Anthraquinone/Polysulfide Pulping: The Effect of Sulfidity, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

BOOSTING PULP YIELD OF WESTERN SOFTWOOD WITH ANTHRAQUINONE/POLYSULFIDE KRAFT PULPING, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

BOOSTING PULP YIELD OF WESTERN SOFTWOOD WITH ANTHRAQUINONE/POLYSULFIDE KRAFT PULPING, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Mill-scale experiences of extended delignification with Super Batch cooking method, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Mill-scale experiences of extended delignification with Super Batch cooking method, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Low Capital, High Return Modification to Karf Pulping Operations, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Low Capital, High Return Modification to Karf Pulping Operations, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Technical information papers
Testing Atmospheres Simulating End Use Conditions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-05 (2005)

Testing Atmospheres Simulating End Use Conditions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-05 (2005)

Technical information papers
Moisture Content of Paper: Terminology and Conversion, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-02 (2004)

Moisture Content of Paper: Terminology and Conversion, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-02 (2004)

Technical information papers
Basic Guidelines for Image Analysis Measurements, Technical Information Paper TIP 0804-09 (2001)

Basic Guidelines for Image Analysis Measurements, Technical Information Paper TIP 0804-09 (2001)

Evaluation of surfactants as digester additives for kraft softwood pulping, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Evaluation of surfactants as digester additives for kraft softwood pulping, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Pretreatment of Softwood With Sulfide-Containing Liquor Prior to Kraft Cook, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Pretreatment of Softwood With Sulfide-Containing Liquor Prior to Kraft Cook, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Basket Cases IV: Higher Yield with PapriloxTM Polysulphide-AQ Pulping of Hardwoods, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Basket Cases IV: Higher Yield with PapriloxTM Polysulphide-AQ Pulping of Hardwoods, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

EFFECTS OF PULPING CONDITIONS ON THE BLEACHABILITY OF HARDWOOD KRAFT PULPS: 1. EFFECTS OF EFFECTIVE ALKALI CHARGE IN THE PULPING OF BIRCH AND MAPLE, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

EFFECTS OF PULPING CONDITIONS ON THE BLEACHABILITY OF HARDWOOD KRAFT PULPS: 1. EFFECTS OF EFFECTIVE ALKALI CHARGE IN THE PULPING OF BIRCH AND MAPLE, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

ANTHRAQUINONE AND POLYSULFIDE-APPLICABILITY FOR USE IN PULP MILL OPERATIONS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium (1996 Pulping Conference)

ANTHRAQUINONE AND POLYSULFIDE-APPLICABILITY FOR USE IN PULP MILL OPERATIONS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF EVAPORATOR FOULING: A PRELIMINARY COMPARISON OF AQ AND NON-AQ LIQUORS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF EVAPORATOR FOULING: A PRELIMINARY COMPARISON OF AQ AND NON-AQ LIQUORS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Technical information papers
Calibration and maintenance of the manually operated micrometer, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-30 (2008)

Calibration and maintenance of the manually operated micrometer, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-30 (2008)

Standards
Thickness (caliper) of towel, tissue, napkin and facial products, Test Method T 580 pm-12

Thickness (caliper) of towel, tissue, napkin and facial products, Test Method T 580 pm-12