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
Impact of environment on corrosion of electric and electronic devices, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1994, Vol. 77(9)

Impact of environment on corrosion of electric and electronic devices, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1994, Vol. 77(9)

Magazine articles
1994 TAPPI nonwovens conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

1994 TAPPI nonwovens conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

Magazine articles
Understanding and minimizing the safety hazards of the deinking process, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

Understanding and minimizing the safety hazards of the deinking process, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

Magazine articles
Life after logging, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

Life after logging, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

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On management: taming the costs of accidents while improving safety, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

On management: taming the costs of accidents while improving safety, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Magazine articles
Construction project safety planning, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Construction project safety planning, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Magazine articles
Ozone wasn't the whole story at the 1994 international pulp bleaching conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Ozone wasn't the whole story at the 1994 international pulp bleaching conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Magazine articles
Anhydrous ammonia storage vessels in the pulp and paper industry, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Anhydrous ammonia storage vessels in the pulp and paper industry, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Magazine articles
The enemy within, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

The enemy within, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Magazine articles
Service with a smile: john d. callahan named the 1997 herman l. joachim distinguished service award winner, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Service with a smile: john d. callahan named the 1997 herman l. joachim distinguished service award winner, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Magazine articles
Photographic life-prediction matrix for forming fabrics, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Photographic life-prediction matrix for forming fabrics, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Magazine articles
Papermakers conference stresses personal interaction, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Papermakers conference stresses personal interaction, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Magazine articles
A reliable method to improve fabric life, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

A reliable method to improve fabric life, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

Magazine articles
Suction roll pilot bearing failure due to inadequate lubrication, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1994, Vol. 77(12), TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1994, Vol. 77(12)

Suction roll pilot bearing failure due to inadequate lubrication, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1994, Vol. 77(12), TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1994, Vol. 77(12)

Magazine articles
Theory and reality for contaminant removal curves, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Theory and reality for contaminant removal curves, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Magazine articles
Corrosion-assisted cracking of duplex stainless Steels sn suction Roll applications, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Corrosion-assisted cracking of duplex stainless Steels sn suction Roll applications, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

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The 200th anniversary of the paper machine, part ii: the second 100 years, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

The 200th anniversary of the paper machine, part ii: the second 100 years, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

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Recycling 'low value' post-consumer fibers to improve quality and reduce costs, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Recycling 'low value' post-consumer fibers to improve quality and reduce costs, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

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Hot melt symposium presentations seek ideal product, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

Hot melt symposium presentations seek ideal product, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

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Shop talk: reducing voc emissions with thermal oxidation units, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

Shop talk: reducing voc emissions with thermal oxidation units, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)