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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Conference Papers

Our conferences are known throughout the pulp, paper and converting industries as the best place to learn the latest information on process troubleshooting, new technology, increasing profits and more.

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11th Research Forum on Recycling

11th Research Forum on Recycling

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2016 PEERS Call For Papers

2016 PEERS Call For Papers

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

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

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Characterization of spanish agricultural residues with a view to obtaining cellulose pulp, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Characterization of spanish agricultural residues with a view to obtaining cellulose pulp, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

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Introduction to hepa filtration systems, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Introduction to hepa filtration systems, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

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Adhesives for sanitary napkins, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Adhesives for sanitary napkins, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

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Nonchlorine bleaching of pulp produced by the modified continuous cooking process, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Nonchlorine bleaching of pulp produced by the modified continuous cooking process, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

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Technical trends in process control for coating, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Technical trends in process control for coating, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

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Porous liquid driving channels on coated paper for use in printed microfluidic diagnostics, PaperCon 2015

Porous liquid driving channels on coated paper for use in printed microfluidic diagnostics, PaperCon 2015

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Properties Of Aqueous PHABarrier Coatings For Paper And Paperboard Applications, PaperCon 2015

Properties Of Aqueous PHABarrier Coatings For Paper And Paperboard Applications, PaperCon 2015

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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

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2014 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Flash Drive

2014 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Flash Drive

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New coating concept gives improved barrier properties at reduced coat weight. PaperCon 2015

New coating concept gives improved barrier properties at reduced coat weight. PaperCon 2015

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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

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2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

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Digital Inkjet Printing for Industrial Markets, PaperCon 2015

Digital Inkjet Printing for Industrial Markets, PaperCon 2015