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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Resolute to Shut Down PM 2 at Catawba, S.C., Eliminating 180 jobs (6/05/2017)

Mill will permanently idle PM 2 this summer. The machine produces lightweight, coated paper products, including magazine, catalog, and flyer insert grades.

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Federal Support for Canadian Forestry Benefits Sustainable Bio-Based Economy (6/05/2017)

Canada’s Federal Government announces support to forest sector for market and product diversification and forestry-based indigenous communities.

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The New TAPPI

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Association News

Association News, Paper360º November 2008

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Industry News

Where the latest industry news can be found.

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Press Releases

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Spotlight: Danny Haynes

October 1, 2016

For more than 100 years, TAPPI membership has included the best and brightest in the pulp, paper, packaging and converting industry.

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Member Spotlight

Josh Reich

For more than 100 years, TAPPI membership has included the best and brightest in the pulp, paper, packaging and converting industry.  Such as member Josh Reich.

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Josh Reich spotlight

November 1, 2016

“This was not the career path I originally thought I’d be on,” says TAPPI member Josh Reich. “But I’m glad I am now.”


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Chicago TAPPI

Welcome to Chicago TAPPI Local Section

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SPOTLIGHT: Laszlo Horvath

He grew up in his father’s small furniture manufacturing company in Kiskoros, Hungary, helping to create high-end custom pieces. 

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SPOTLIGHT: Prakash Malla

September 1, 2014

When asked to relay a unique fact about ourselves, how many can lay claim to having been born and raised on a mountainside in Nepal?

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SPOTLIGHT: Yishai Amir

Yishai is currently Vice President and General Manager for the Americas Graphics Solutions Business at Hewlett Packard (HP). 

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SPOTLIGHT: Michele “Micki” Meggison

Michele “Micki” Meggison’s career has been as unique as how she earned her nickname nearly forty years ago.

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Chicago TAPPI Scholarships

Chicago TAPPI $4,000 Scholarship for two deserving students

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SPOTLIGHT: Kerry Figiel

February 1, 2011

As a Senior Staff Engineer with International Paper (IP), TAPPI member Kerry Figiel operates as a Corporate Champion for Quality Control Systems.

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SPOTLIGHT: Charles Bohanan

July 1, 2016

Spending 40 years with the same organization is pretty rare these days. In fact, it’s probably as inconceivable as applying for a job through a classified ad.

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SPOTLIGHT: Stephanie Boyce, Ph.D.

Dec 01, 2015

There is no product or industry like ours!
So declares Stephanie Petrina Boyce, Ph.D. research scientist for Georgia-Pacific (GP), TAPPI member only since 2013.

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SPOTLIGHT: Scott Pantaleo

May 1, 2011

If there is one thing member Scott Pantaleo knows about the benefits of joining TAPPI, it’s the value of education and information exchange.

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SPOTLIGHT: Ying Xue

November 1, 2012

For more than 100 years, being part of the TAPPI community has meant members have the opportunity to easily connect with others from around the world. That international support is still going strong. Take Young Professional Ying Xue, for instance.