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
Elemental Chlorine Free Bleaching: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

Elemental Chlorine Free Bleaching: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

Conference papers
Recycled Paper Technology: An Anthology of Published Papers

Recycled Paper Technology: An Anthology of Published Papers

Conference papers
Binders & Additives Anthology CD-ROM

Binders & Additives Anthology CD

Books
Anthraquinone Pulping: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

Anthraquinone Pulping: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

Conference papers
Safety First - First in Safety: The AK Steel Story, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Safety First - First in Safety: The AK Steel Story, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

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

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

Conference papers
Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD-ROM, 2009

Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD-ROM, 2009

Conference papers
2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

Conference papers
2011 Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD

2011 Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD

Conference papers
Pressure pulse measurements for coating and printing, PaperCon 2015

Pressure pulse measurements for coating and printing, PaperCon 2015

Conference papers
Fast Evaluation of Spatial Coating Layer Formation using UV Scanner Imaging, PaperCon 2015

Fast Evaluation of Spatial Coating Layer Formation using UV Scanner Imaging, PaperCon 2015

Conference papers
A Novel Silica-based Nano Pigment as a Titanium Dioxide Replacement, PaperCon 2015

A Novel Silica-based Nano Pigment as a Titanium Dioxide Replacement, PaperCon 2015

Conference papers
2012 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Print only

2012 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Print only

Conference papers
A Novel Process for UV Light Activated Oxygen Indicators for Modified Atmosphere Packages, PaperCon 2015

A Novel Process for UV Light Activated Oxygen Indicators for Modified Atmosphere Packages, PaperCon 2015

Conference papers
2014 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Flash Drive

2014 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Flash Drive

Conference papers
Advanced Coating 2008 Conference Proceedings Book

Advanced Coating 2008 Conference Proceedings Book

Conference papers
The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape and Blade Geometry on Particle Alignment, PaperCon 2015

The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape and Blade Geometry on Particle Alignment, PaperCon 2015

Conference papers
Applying a Novel Interlayer Construction Strategy to address Coating Cracking at the Fold, PaperCon 2015

Applying a Novel Interlayer Construction Strategy to address Coating Cracking at the Fold, PaperCon 2015

Conference papers
Coating Conference Proceedings CD-ROM Site License, 2005 TAPPI

Coating Conference Proceedings CD-ROM Site License, 2005 TAPPI

Conference papers
Biofuels and Energy: Outlook, Efficiency and Production: Presentations from the 2006 TAPPI Forum on Energy and the 2007 TAPPI International Conference on Renewable Energy CD-ROM

Biofuels and Energy: Outlook, Efficiency and Production: Presentations from the 2006 TAPPI Forum on Energy and the 2007 TAPPI International Conference on Renewable Energy CD-ROM