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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12th European PLACE Conference Proceedings-2009

12th European PLACE Conference Proceedings-2009

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Effect of Papermaking Components on Adhesive Contaminant (Stickies) Characteristics After Pulping, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Effect of Papermaking Components on Adhesive Contaminant (Stickies) Characteristics After Pulping, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

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Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

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Nonwovens patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Nonwovens patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

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Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

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A quick guide to the internet, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1999, V

A quick guide to the internet, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1999, Vol. 82(8)

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The role of technology in influencing industry policy and di

The role of technology in influencing industry policy and direction, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1999, Vol. 82(8)

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F. keith hall earns honors for distinguished service, TAPPI

F. keith hall earns honors for distinguished service, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1999, Vol. 82(3)

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1998 tappi pulping conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1999, Vo

1998 tappi pulping conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1999, Vol. 82(3)

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Writing articles with immediate practical appeal, TAPPI JOUR

Writing articles with immediate practical appeal, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1999, Vol. 82(12)

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TAPPI 99: the largest event in the 87-year history of TAPPI,

TAPPI 99: the largest event in the 87-year history of TAPPI, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

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Fellows reflect on tappi journal, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1999,

Fellows reflect on tappi journal, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1999, Vol. 82(6)

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International mechanical pulping conference, TAPPI JOURNAL,

International mechanical pulping conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, October 1999, Vol. 82(10)

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TAPPI view: renaissance for the millennium, TAPPI JOURNAL, S

TAPPI view: renaissance for the millennium, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1999, Vol. 82(9)

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Driving for the top at port hawkesbury, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1

Driving for the top at port hawkesbury, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1999, Vol. 82(5)

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Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Conference Heads West - A

Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Conference Heads West - Again, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1999, Vol. 83(5)

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A look back - 50 years of publishing tappi's magazine, TAPPI

A look back - 50 years of publishing tappi's magazine, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1999, Vol. 82(6)

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Aracruz comes of age: an interview with carlos aguiar, TAPPI

Aracruz comes of age: an interview with carlos aguiar, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1999, Vol. 82(2)

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TAPPI JOURNAL November 1999; Vol. 82; No. 11 - 1999 Coating

TAPPI JOURNAL November 1999; Vol. 82; No. 11 - 1999 Coating and Graphic Arts Conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1999, Vol. 82(11)

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TAPPI exhibit opens in epcot for the world to see, TAPPI JOU

TAPPI exhibit opens in epcot for the world to see, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1999, Vol. 82(11)