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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Books
Paper Machine Steam and Condensate Systems, Fifth Edition

Paper Machine Steam and Condensate Systems, Fifth Edition

Books
Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

Books
Sheet-Forming Process, The

Sheet-Forming Process, The

Books
Concrete Handbook: Practical Guide for Protecting and Improving the Durability of Concrete in Pulp and Paper Mills

Concrete Handbook: Practical Guide for Protecting and Improving the Durability of Concrete in Pulp and Paper Mills

Books
Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

Books
Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers

Technical information papers
Guideline for Obtaining High Quality Radiographic Testing (RT) of Butt Welds in Boiler Tubes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-33 (2006)

Guideline for Obtaining High Quality Radiographic Testing (RT) of Butt Welds in Boiler Tubes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-33 (2006)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for Side-Entering Stock Agitators, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-13 (2005)

Guidelines for side-entering stock agitators, Technical Information Paper TIP 0420-13 (2015)

Technical information papers
Chart for Determination of Length of Rolls of Various Diameters and Basis Weights, Technical Information Paper TIP 1008-02 (2005) - WITHDRAWN

Chart for Determination of Length of Rolls of Various Diameters and Basis Weights, Technical Information Paper TIP 1008-02 (2005) - WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
TAPPI Roll Number for inventory/tracking systems and bar codes TIP 1004-01(2010)

TAPPI Roll Number for inventory/tracking systems and bar codes, TIP 1004-01(2015)

Technical information papers
Estimating the First Melting Temperature of Fireside Deposits in Recovery Boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-12 (2004)

Estimating the First Melting Temperature of Fireside Deposits in Recovery Boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-12 (2004)

Technical information papers
Reel Diameter for Various Reel Spool and Roll Core Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-03 (2006)

Reel Diameter for Various Reel Spool and Roll Core Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-03 (2006)

Conference papers
Construction Safety, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Construction Safety, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

TURBAIR® Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

TURBAIR® Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

Upgrade of Fiber Line at Newark, Fitchburg, MA mill, PaperCon 2014

Upgrade of Fiber Line at Newark, Fitchburg, MA mill, PaperCon 2014

Books
Mechanical Seals: Guidelines for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Mechanical Seals: Guidelines for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Books
Paper Machine Dynamic Foundation Design

Paper Machine Dynamic Foundation Design

Books
Power Piping Data, Second Edition

Power Piping Data, Second Edition

Books
Acoustic Emission Nondestructive Evaluation of Yankee Dryers

Acoustic Emission Nondestructive Evaluation of Yankee Dryers

Technical information papers
GTAW root pass welding of 6% molybdenum austenitic stainless

GTAW root pass welding of 6% molybdenum austenitic stainless steel pipe-open root joint with hand-fed filler, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-20 WITHDRAWN

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