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
The factors that control run-ahead on printing presses, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (385KB)

The factors that control run-ahead on printing presses, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (385KB)

Journal articles
Statistical Geometry of Paper Cross-Sections, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 7 JULY 2002 [02JULJP228.pdf]

Statistical geometry of paper cross-sections, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2002, Vol. 28(7) (321KB)

Journal articles
Effect of atmospheric pollution on paper stability, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2003, Vol. 29(1) (312KB)

Effect of atmospheric pollution on paper stability, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2003, Vol. 29(1) (312KB)

Journal articles
Suspension crowding for a general fibre-length distribution: application to flocculation of mixtures of short and long papermaking fibres, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2003, Vol. 29(3) (53

Suspension crowding for a general fibre-length distribution: application to flocculation of mixtures of short and long papermaking fibres, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2003, Vol. 29(3) (537KB)

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

Pigment Coating and Surface Sizing of Paper (second edition)

Pigment Coating and Surface Sizing of Paper (second edition)

Repulpability of Adhesive Contaminants in Secondary Fibre St

Repulpability of Adhesive Contaminants in Secondary Fibre Stocks, 1992 Pulping Conference Proceedings

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

Flow analysis of paper machine clothing, PaperCon 2014

Flow analysis of paper machine clothing, 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

TappiSafe Domtar, PaperCon 2014

TappiSafe Domtar, PaperCon 2014

Using the T-Card System to Raise the Operational Performance of a Board Mill, PaperCon 2014

Using the T-Card System to Raise the Operational Performance of a Board Mill, PaperCon 2014

World Class Reliability: World Class Reliability isnâ??t as much about eliminating failuresâ?Š.As it is about creating successes, PaperCon 2014

World Class Reliability: World Class Reliability isn’t as much about eliminating failures….As it is about creating successes, PaperCon 2014

Safer Chemicals: Assessing Alternatives, PaperCon 2014

Safer Chemicals: Assessing Alternatives, PaperCon 2014

TappiSafe, PaperCon 2014

TappiSafe, PaperCon 2014

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

Mill Workforce Development: SustainingÊAgilityÊandÊProfitabilityÊThroughÊDevelopingÊEmployees, PaperCon 2014

Vacuum System and Dewatering Optimization, PaperCon 2014

Vacuum System and Dewatering Optimization, PaperCon 2014

Energy Savings in Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

Energy Savings in Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

Evaluating Dryer Steam & Condensate Rebuilds, PaperCon 2014

Evaluating Dryer Steam & Condensate Rebuilds, PaperCon 2014

Midwest Fine Paper Machine Dryer Rebuild Success Story, PaperCon 2014

Midwest Fine Paper Machine Dryer Rebuild Success Story, PaperCon 2014