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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Technical information papers
Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Technical information papers
Clad-Steel Plate Use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-04 (2002) WITHDRAWN

Clad-Steel Plate Use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-04 (2002) WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Stacking off the rotary diecutter, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-46 (2010)

Stacking off the rotary diecutter, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-46 (2010)

Technical information papers
Viscosity reading procedure for flexographic corrugated inks, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-18 (2010)

Viscosity reading procedure for flexographic corrugated inks, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-18 (2010)

Technical information papers
Qualification of welding procedures for duplex stainless steels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-29 WITHDRAWN

Qualification of welding procedures for duplex stainless steels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-29 WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Drying and curing techniques for in-line flexographic printing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-06 (2007)

Drying and curing techniques for in-line flexographic printing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-06 (2007)

Technical information papers
Pin Register Mounting, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-02 (2005)

Pin Register Mounting, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-02 (2005)

Technical information papers
Press section economic evaluation, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-22 (2013)

Press section economic evaluation, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-22 (2013)

Technical information papers
In-Process Checklist, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-27 (2004)

In-Process Checklist, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-27 (2004)

Technical information papers
Techniques for bonding of densified liners, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-40 (2008)

Techniques for bonding of densified liners, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-40 (2008)

Technical information papers
Material handling considerations for flexo folder gluers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-54 (2014)

Material handling considerations for flexo folder gluers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-54 (2014)

Technical information papers
Water permeability of press fabrics, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-43 (2013)

Water permeability of press fabrics, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-43 (2013)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for inspection and nondestructive testing of paper machine dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-16 (2011)

Guidelines for inspection and nondestructive testing of paper machine dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-16 (2015)

Technical information papers
Measurement of Dryer Condensing Rates (Continuous Method), Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-03 (2003)

Measurement of Dryer Condensing Rates (Continuous Method), Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-03 (2003)

Technical information papers
Some questions and answers on gel temperatures and on the gel temperature test for corrugating adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-08 (2011)

Some questions and answers on gel temperatures and on the gel temperature test for corrugating adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-08 (2011)

Technical information papers
Machinery considerations and selection: yoked scoring slotting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-53 (2014)

Machinery considerations and selection: yoked scoring slotting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-53 (2014)

Technical information papers
Weld Repairs on New Suction Roll Shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-17 (2005)

Weld repairs on new suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-17 (2015)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for thermal spray coatings installed to prevent corrosion in pulp mill process equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-32 (2010)

Guidelines for thermal spray coatings installed to prevent corrosion in pulp mill process equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-32 (2010)

Technical information papers
Recommended minimum dryer pocket air requirements, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-17 (2013)

Recommended minimum dryer pocket air requirements, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-17 (2013)

Technical information papers
Ordering steel rule cutting dies, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-21 (2008)

Ordering steel rule cutting dies, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-21 (2008)