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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The Pulp and Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series: Volume 2: Paper Manufacturing

The Pulp and Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series: Volume 2: Paper Manufacturing

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Papermaking: The Pictorial Story, Poster

Papermaking: The Pictorial Story, Poster

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Forest Resources and Sustainable Management

Forest Resources and Sustainable Management

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Printing

Print Media: Principles, Processes and Quality

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Finishing - Papermaking Part 3

Papermaking Part 3, Finishing

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Mechanical Pulping

Mechanical Pulping

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Environmental Control

Environmental Management and Control

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Handbook of Pulp & Paper Terminology: A Guide to Industrial and Technological Usage, Second Edition

Handbook of Pulp & Paper Terminology: A Guide to Industrial and Technological Usage, Second Edition

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Forest Products Chemistry

Forest Products Chemistry

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Drying - Papermaking Part 2

Papermaking Part 2, Drying

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Pulp and Paper Testing

Pulp and Paper Testing

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Paper Recycling Vol. IV, Process Control & Mensuration

Paper Recycling Vol. IV, Process Control & Mensuration

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World of Market Pulp CD-ROM

World of Market Pulp CD-ROM

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Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

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Paper Recycling Vol. II, Deinking & Bleaching.

Paper Recycling Vol. II, Deinking & Bleaching.

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The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover

The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover

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Recent Advances in Paper Recycling - Stickies

Recent Advances in Paper Recycling - Stickies

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SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

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Condition Monitoring Standards, Volume 2

Condition Monitoring Standards, Volume 2

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CSR Strategies: Corporate Social Responsibility for a Competitive Edge in Emerging Markets

CSR Strategies: Corporate Social Responsibility for a Competitive Edge in Emerging Markets