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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Magazine articles
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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The nonwoven web, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

The nonwoven web, 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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Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

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

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

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Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Magazine articles
Nonwoven patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Nonwoven patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

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Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Magazine articles
Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Magazine articles
Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Magazine articles
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

Magazine articles
Innovation without Proper Deployment is a Waste, Paper360º, January 2007

A Nine-Step Model for Development, Paper360º, January 2007

Magazine articles
Deinking Difficulties Related to Ink Formulation, Printing P

Deinking Difficulties Related to Ink Formulation, Printing Process and Type of Paper

Magazine articles
Managing technology - a critical contribution to competitiveness, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 2000, Vol. 83(6)

Managing technology - a critical contribution to competitiveness, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 2000, Vol. 83(6)

Magazine articles
Pitfalls of trading market pulp on the internet, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 2000, Vol. 83(11)

Pitfalls of trading market pulp on the internet, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 2000, Vol. 83(11)

Magazine articles
Mount st. helens - 20 years of recovery, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 2000, Vol. 83(5)

Mount st. helens - 20 years of recovery, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 2000, Vol. 83(5)

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Suppliers investing in pilot coater facilities, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 2000, Vol. 83(5)

Suppliers investing in pilot coater facilities, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 2000, Vol. 83(5)

Magazine articles
Improving dryer performance, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 2000, Vol. 83(5)

Improving dryer performance, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 2000, Vol. 83(5)

Magazine articles
Global multi-pigment savvy from imerys, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 2000, Vol. 83(6)

Global multi-pigment savvy from imerys, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 2000, Vol. 83(6)

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A volunteer honored: David J. Bentley Jr., TAPPI JOURNAL, March 2000, Vol. 83(3)

A volunteer honored: David J. Bentley Jr., TAPPI JOURNAL, March 2000, Vol. 83(3)