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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Journal articles
Effect of dispersed phase solids on blade forces in the cylindrical laboratory coater, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

Effect of dispersed phase solids on blade forces in the cylindrical laboratory coater, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

Journal articles
Relationships between the coating surface structural variation and print quality, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2003, Vol. 29(6) (686KB)

Relationships between the coating surface structural variation and print quality, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2003, Vol. 29(6) (686KB)

Journal articles
A raman spectroscopic study of migration in paper coatings, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, November 2003, Vol. 29(11) (379KB)

A raman spectroscopic study of migration in paper coatings, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, November 2003, Vol. 29(11) (379KB)

Journal articles
Coating layer formation and liquid-phase penetration in metered size press coating, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2003, Vol. 29(5) (710KB)

Coating layer formation and liquid-phase penetration in metered size press coating, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2003, Vol. 29(5) (710KB)

Technical information papers
Predictive Test Methods For Acrylic Thermoset Binders, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Predictive Test Methods For Acrylic Thermoset Binders, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Journal articles
Comparison of enzyme-enhanced with conventional deinking of

Comparison of enzyme-enhanced with conventional deinking of xerographic and laser-printed paper, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1994, Vol. 77(4)

Journal articles
Modeling coating structure development using a Monte Carlo deposition method Part 1: Modeling methodology, Solutions! & TAPPI JOURNAL, April 2003, Vol. 2(4) (431KB)

Modeling coating structure development using a Monte Carlo deposition method Part 1: Modeling methodology, Solutions! & TAPPI JOURNAL, April 2003, Vol. 2(4) (431KB)

Pigment Coating and Surface Sizing of Paper (second edition)

Pigment Coating and Surface Sizing of Paper (second edition)

Journal articles
Weeping in blade coating part 2: sem and x-ray analysis of microtome-sectioned weeps, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1994, Vol. 77(4)

Weeping in blade coating part 2: sem and x-ray analysis of microtome-sectioned weeps, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1994, Vol. 77(4)

Journal articles
Formation and consolidation of a coating layer and the effect on offset-print mottle, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1994, Vol. 77(4)

Formation and consolidation of a coating layer and the effect on offset-print mottle, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1994, Vol. 77(4)

Conference papers
2014 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Print

2014 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Print

Conference papers
2012 Advanced Coating Conference Proceedings CD

2012 Advanced Coating Conference Proceedings CD

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Journal articles
Formation and consolidation of a coating layer and the effect on offset-print mottle, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1994, Vol. 77(4)

Formation and consolidation of a coating layer and the effect on offset-print mottle, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1994, Vol. 77(4)

Journal articles
Weeping in blade coating part 2: sem and x-ray analysis of microtome-sectioned weeps, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1994, Vol. 77(4)

Weeping in blade coating part 2: sem and x-ray analysis of microtome-sectioned weeps, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1994, Vol. 77(4)

Journal articles
Modeling coating structure development using a Monte Carlo deposition method Part 1: Modeling methodology, Solutions! & TAPPI JOURNAL, April 2003, Vol. 2(4) (431KB)

Modeling coating structure development using a Monte Carlo deposition method Part 1: Modeling methodology, Solutions! & TAPPI JOURNAL, April 2003, Vol. 2(4) (431KB)

Advanced Coating Symposium Call For Papers

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