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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Post-bleaching Response of Pulps Deinked Using an Alkaline Fatty Acid Soap or Reduced Alkaline Surfactant Blend Chemistry, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

Post-bleaching Response of Pulps Deinked Using an Alkaline Fatty Acid Soap or Reduced Alkaline Surfactant Blend Chemistry, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

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Eucalyptus fibers and Tissue, PaperCon 2013

Eucalyptus fibers and Tissue, PaperCon 2013

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Fennobind P3S: Novel Nanotechnology for Paper and Paperboard, PaperCon 2013

Fennobind P3S: Novel Nanotechnology for Paper and Paperboard, PaperCon 2013

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The Challenges of Recycled Furnish in the Manufacture of Premium Tissue Products, PaperCon 2014

The Challenges of Recycled Furnish in the Manufacture of Premium Tissue Products, PaperCon 2014

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ADA Compliance in the workplace, Corrugating International,

ADA Compliance in the workplace, Corrugating International, January 2000, Vol. 2(1)

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Calendering model for CD control, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 20

Calendering model for CD control, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 2002, Vol. 1(10) (251KB)

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Industry voices, Solutions!, June 2002, Vol. 85(6) (61KB)

Industry voices, Solutions!, June 2002, Vol. 85(6) (61KB)

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Ozone depolymerization of polysaccharides in different mater

Ozone depolymerization of polysaccharides in different materials, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2001, Vol. 27(3)

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New technical standards are now available from nfpa, Solutio

New technical standards are now available from nfpa, Solutions!, Online Exclusives, April 2003

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Effects of temperature and moisture content on paper behavio

Effects of temperature and moisture content on paper behavior in the nip, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 2002, Vol. 1(10) (255KB)

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Additional compression force due to banding of unitized load

Additional compression force due to banding of unitized loads: A consideration for calculation of case strength using ISTA compression equations, Corrugating International, April 2002 (184KB)

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An automated wet-end control system for the corrugator, Corr

An automated wet-end control system for the corrugator, Corrugating International, October 2001

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TJ web enhancements, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 2002, Vol. 1(6) (

TJ web enhancements, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 2002, Vol. 1(6) (49KB)

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Asia pacific: biding time, Solutions!, October 2001, Vol. 84

Asia pacific: biding time, Solutions!, October 2001, Vol. 84(10)

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Ring crush vs. stfi for testing compression, Corrugating Int

Ring crush vs. stfi for testing compression, Corrugating International, July 2001, Vol. 3(3)

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End-users roundtable, Corrugating International, October 200

End-users roundtable, Corrugating International, October 2001

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Ergonomics: smarter, ergonomics: smarter, better, faster, an

Ergonomics: smarter, ergonomics: smarter, better, faster, and faster, and safer, Corrugating International, April 2001, Vol. 3(2)

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A new method for quantifying hexenuronic acid groups in chem

A new method for quantifying hexenuronic acid groups in chemical pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2001, Vol. 27(3)

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Real time nip profiling now possible, Solutions! Online Excl

Real time nip profiling now possible, Solutions! Online Exclusives, August 2003

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Prediction of paperboard properties with virtual on-line, So

Prediction of paperboard properties with virtual on-line, Solutions!, Online Exclusives, July 2003