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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Key Considerations for Successful Technology Transfer of Nanocellulose, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Key Considerations for Successful Technology Transfer of Nanocellulose, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Cellulose axial stiffness Molecular mechanisms studied by atomistic computer simulations, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Cellulose axial stiffness Molecular mechanisms studied by atomistic computer simulations, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Integrated Approach for the Sustainability Assessment of Nanocellulose, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Integrated Approach for the Sustainability Assessment of Nanocellulose, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

2-dimensional nanoscale structures from cellulosic materials, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

2-dimensional nanoscale structures from cellulosic materials, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Multifunctional nanoparticle coatings on cellulose-based substrates using liquid flame spray (LFS) technique, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Multifunctional nanoparticle coatings on cellulose-based substrates using liquid flame spray (LFS) technique, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Multiscale Modeling for Rational Design of Nanocrystalline Cellulose Based Nanocomposites, Foams, Drug Carriers, and Security Inks, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable

Multiscale Modeling for Rational Design of Nanocrystalline Cellulose Based Nanocomposites, Foams, Drug Carriers, and Security Inks, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Different products â?¢ common concerns? Negotiating nanosafety, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Different products • common concerns? Negotiating nanosafety, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Nanofibrillated cellulose/ layered silicates composite films for barrier applications, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Nanofibrillated cellulose/ layered silicates composite films for barrier applications, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Wear resistance of nanoparticle coatings on paperboard, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Wear resistance of nanoparticle coatings on paperboard, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

EH&S Studies Associated with the Production of NCCTM at CelluForce, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

EH&S Studies Associated with the Production of NCCTM at CelluForce, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Nanofibrillated Cellulose as Carrier for Short Peptides Assemblies for Human IgG Detection and Affinity Separation, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Nanofibrillated Cellulose as Carrier for Short Peptides Assemblies for Human IgG Detection and Affinity Separation, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Incorporating Life Cycle Thinking into Risk Assessment for Nanoscale Materials: Case Study of Nanocellulose, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Incorporating Life Cycle Thinking into Risk Assessment for Nanoscale Materials: Case Study of Nanocellulose, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Nanocellulose, Sweden and the Vasa, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Nanocellulose, Sweden and the Vasa, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Cellulose nano/ microfibrils in packaging board - Results from EU SUNPAP project, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Cellulose nano/ microfibrils in packaging board - Results from EU SUNPAP project, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Grafting of Benzyl Penicillin on Microfibrillated cellulose: Water based method, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Grafting of Benzyl Penicillin on Microfibrillated cellulose: Water based method, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Effect of polymeric nanoparticles on the stability of a biomimetic model of lung surfactant, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Effect of polymeric nanoparticles on the stability of a biomimetic model of lung surfactant, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Manufacture, markets and commercialisation, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Manufacture, markets and commercialisation, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

IMPROVING THE BARRIER PROPERTIES OF POLY(LACTIC ACID) BOTTLE BY APPLYING LBL-TECHNIQUE, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

IMPROVING THE BARRIER PROPERTIES OF POLY(LACTIC ACID) BOTTLE BY APPLYING LBL-TECHNIQUE, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Surface functionalized nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC) film as a platform for immunoassays and diagnostics, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Surface functionalized nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC) film as a platform for immunoassays and diagnostics, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Cellulose Nanoparticles Based Ester Prodrugs for potential Colon-specific Drug Delivery: Synthesis Physicochemical Characterization and Drug Release Studies, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nan

Cellulose Nanoparticles Based Ester Prodrugs for potential Colon-specific Drug Delivery: Synthesis Physicochemical Characterization and Drug Release Studies, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials