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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Standards
Training standard for paper machine tender, Standard Guideline T 1501 sg-11

Training standard for paper machine tender, Standard Guideline T 1501 sg-11

Conference papers
Repulpability of splices/splicing tape, Useful Method UM 213 (2012)

Repulpability of splices/splicing tape, Useful Method UM 213 (2012)

Technical information papers
Weight of Newsprint Rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-11 (2003)

Weight of Newsprint Rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-11 (2003)

Papermaking Kits

Papermaking Kits

Treatment of Lap Pulp Colloidal Stickies to Improve Paper Machine Runnability, 2011 PEERS Conference

Treatment of Lap Pulp Colloidal Stickies to Improve Paper Machine Runnability, 2011 PEERS Conference

Changing the Status Quo: "The New Look of IT in Manufacturing", PaperCon 2014

Changing the Status Quo: "The New Look of IT in Manufacturing", PaperCon 2014

Energy Savings in Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

Energy Savings in Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

Case Study: Forming Section Rebuild at Sappi Somerset Mill PM3 Better Formation and Significant Cost Savings, PaperCon 2014

Case Study: Forming Section Rebuild at Sappi Somerset Mill PM3 Better Formation and Significant Cost Savings, PaperCon 2014

Vacuum System and Dewatering Optimization, PaperCon 2014

Vacuum System and Dewatering Optimization, PaperCon 2014

Midwest Fine Paper Machine Dryer Rebuild Success Story, PaperCon 2014

Midwest Fine Paper Machine Dryer Rebuild Success Story, PaperCon 2014

Mill Workforce Development: SustainingÃ?AgilityÃ?andÃ?ProfitabilityÃ?ThroughÃ?DevelopingÃ?Employees, PaperCon 2014

Mill Workforce Development: SustainingÊAgilityÊandÊProfitabilityÊThroughÊDevelopingÊEmployees, PaperCon 2014

World Pulp & Paper Industry Outlook: A Very High-Level View, PaperCon 2014

World Pulp & Paper Industry Outlook: A Very High-Level View, PaperCon 2014

TappiSafe Domtar, PaperCon 2014

TappiSafe Domtar, PaperCon 2014

Safer Chemicals: Assessing Alternatives, PaperCon 2014

Safer Chemicals: Assessing Alternatives, PaperCon 2014

PULP AND PAPER IT SOLUTIONS: REDUCE YOUR COST AND COMPROMISES, PaperCon 2014

PULP AND PAPER IT SOLUTIONS: REDUCE YOUR COST AND COMPROMISES, PaperCon 2014

Online Color Measurement, PaperCon 2014

Online Color Measurement, PaperCon 2014

Optimal Dosing Points of Starch ? Simultaneous Feeding of Starch and Filler, PaperCon 2014

Optimal Dosing Points of Starch ? Simultaneous Feeding of Starch and Filler, PaperCon 2014

Screening of Hot Melt Components for Repulpability Using a Four Step Test That Considers Common Repulping Environments, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Screening of Hot Melt Components for Repulpability Using a Four Step Test That Considers Common Repulping Environments, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Screening of Hot Melt Components for Repulpability Using a Four Step Test That Considers Common Repulping Environments, 1993 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Screening of Hot Melt Components for Repulpability Using a Four Step Test That Considers Common Repulping Environments, 1993 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2014 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2014 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

Paper Technology Foundation at Western Michigan University