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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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
PAPERCON 2010 Conference Proceedings CDROM

PAPERCON 2010 Conference Proceedings CDROM

Conference papers
2014 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2014 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

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
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
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)

Simultaneous Feeding of the Filler and Retention AgentÅ?Effect of the Shear Rate, PaperCon 2014

Simultaneous Feeding of the Filler and Retention AgentœEffect of the Shear Rate, 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

Repulpability of Adhesive Contaminants in Secondary Fibre St

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

Pigment Coating and Surface Sizing of Paper (second edition)

Pigment Coating and Surface Sizing of Paper (second edition)

Conference papers
The buildup of dissolved solids in closed white water systems, Solutions! & TAPPI JOURNAL, August 2004, Vol. 3(8) (209KB)

The buildup of dissolved solids in closed white water systems, Solutions! & TAPPI JOURNAL, August 2004, Vol. 3(8) (209KB)

Conference papers
Advances in hot pressing technology, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Advances in hot pressing technology, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Books
PM1 •Who is Going to Do?, PaperCon 2016

PM1 •Who is Going to Do?, PaperCon 2016

Books
Paper Machine Clothing, Second Edition

Paper Machine Clothing, Second Edition

Books
Editorial: Multifaceted research at the University of Maine

Editorial: Multifaceted research at the University of Maine, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2017

Conference papers
2016 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2016 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

TAPPI News
Transit and Delivery Damage a Problem?

Learn New Best Practices and Solutions That Can Add to Your Bottom Line at TAPPI’s Shipping, Receiving, and Warehousing Conference in April

Conference papers
Advances in hot pressing technology, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Advances in hot pressing technology, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Webinars
Basics of Refining

This webinar will focus on the basics of Refining; Why refine?, the key components and operation of Refiners. It will also address: Important Process variables/ guidelines, Controls and System Considerations, Maintenance and Mechanical Issues, and Plate Design/Application.