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
Density of Aqueous Sodium Sulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-18 (2002)

Density of Aqueous Sodium Sulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-18 (2002)

Technical information papers
Testing Atmospheres Simulating End Use Conditions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-05 (2005)

Testing Atmospheres Simulating End Use Conditions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-05 (2005)

Technical information papers
Recovery boiler sootblowers: practical guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-20 (2009)

Recovery boiler sootblowers: practical guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-20 (2009)

Technical information papers
Flow determination by chemical method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-09 (2017)

Flow determination by chemical method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-09 (2017)

Technical information papers
Techniques for nip impressions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-46 (2009)

Techniques for nip impressions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-46 (2009)

Technical information papers
Refiner systems: their inspection and maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-06 (2013)

Refiner systems: their inspection and maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-06 (2013)

Technical information papers
Performance Evaluation Techniques for Paper Machine Vacuum Systems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-55 (2018)

Performance Evaluation Techniques for Paper Machine Vacuum Systems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-55 (2018)

Technical information papers
Stickies definition and classification, Technical Information Paper TIP 0603-02 (2011)

Stickies definition and classification, Technical Information Paper TIP 0603-02 (2011)

Technical information papers
Definitions of terms in the sulfite pulping process, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-25 (2014)

Definitions of terms in the sulfite pulping process, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-25 (2014)

Technical information papers
Reel Diameter for Various Reel Spool and Roll Core Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-03 (2006)

Reel Diameter for Various Reel Spool and Roll Core Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-03 (2006)

Technical information papers
Density of Aqueous Sodium Bicarbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-13 (2002)

Density of Aqueous Sodium Bicarbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-13 (2002)

Technical information papers
Sodium chlorate (NaClO3) safe handling and storage, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-31 (2012)

Sodium chlorate (NaClO3) safe handling and storage, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-31 (2012)

Technical information papers
Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide in Magnesium Bisulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-09 (2002)

Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide in Magnesium Bisulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-09 (2002)

Technical information papers
Density of Milk of Lime Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-05 (2002)

Density of Milk of Lime Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-05 (2002)

Technical information papers
Dryer section performance monitoring, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-33 (2012)

Dryer section performance monitoring, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-33 (2012)

Technical information papers
Paper machine clothing cleaning and conditioning for recycled fiber use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-51 (2013)

Paper machine clothing cleaning and conditioning for recycled fiber use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-51 (2013)

Technical information papers
Boiling Point Rise of Spent Sulfite Liquors, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-21 (2002)

Boiling Point Rise of Spent Sulfite Liquors, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-21 (2002)

Technical information papers
Conical Refining Intensity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-07 (2002)

Conical Refining Intensity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-07 (2002)

Technical information papers
Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-30 (2012)

Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-30 (2012)

Technical information papers
Methods to minimize sheet rewet in the press section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-59 (2012)

Methods to minimize sheet rewet in the press section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-59 (2012)