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
Identifying anilox roll volume measuring equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-15 (2012)

Identifying anilox roll volume measuring equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-15 (2012)

Technical information papers
Inspection for cracking of composite tubes in black liquor recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-30 (2012)

Inspection for cracking of composite tubes in black liquor recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-30 (2012)

Technical information papers
Maintenance on computer-assisted machinery, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-02 (2013)

Maintenance on computer-assisted machinery, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-02 (2013)

Technical information papers
Viscosities of Various Spent Sulfite Liquors at 26.7ºC and Other Temperatures, Technical Information PaperTIP 0607-22 (2002)

Viscosities of Various Spent Sulfite Liquors at 26.7ºC and Other Temperatures, Technical Information PaperTIP 0607-22 (2002)

Technical information papers
Index and Introduction to Flexo Folder Gluer/Rotary Diecutter TIPs, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-04 (2006)

Index and Introduction to Flexo Folder Gluer/Rotary Diecutter TIPs, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-04 (2006)

Technical information papers
Optimum consistency for pumping pulp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-15 (2013)

Optimum consistency for pumping pulp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-15 (2013)

Technical information papers
Flow from a 45° Slice, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-03 (2004)

Flow from a 45° Slice, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-03 (2004)

Technical information papers
Techniques for running â??WRAâ? (water resistant starch adhesive), Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-46 (2008)

Techniques for running “WRA” (water resistant starch adhesive), Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-46 (2008)

Technical information papers
Press section monitoring, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-19 (2014) WITHDRAWN

Press section monitoring, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-19 (2014) WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Recovery boiler performance calculation â?¢ short form, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-01 (2011)

Recovery boiler performance calculation • short form, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-01 (2011)

Technical information papers
TIP 0106-05

Calcium carbonate pigment index, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-05 (2010) - WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Extruded glue mechanism supplement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-43 (2007)

Extruded glue mechanism supplement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-43 (2007)

Technical information papers
Predictive Test Methods For Acrylic Thermoset Binders, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Predictive Test Methods For Acrylic Thermoset Binders, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Technical information papers
Recausticizing Material Balance Equations Relating to Digester Requirements, Technical Information Paper TIP 0418-02 (2003)

Recausticizing Material Balance Equations Relating to Digester Requirements, Technical Information Paper TIP 0418-02 (2003)

Technical information papers
Press fabric dewatering and conditioning â?¢ suction box (Uhle box) design and vacuum requirement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-27 (2013)

Press fabric dewatering and conditioning • suction box (Uhle box) design and vacuum requirement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-27 (2013)

Technical information papers
Paper Machine Approach (Head Box) Screening Systems, Evaluat

Paper Machine Approach (Head Box) Screening Systems, Evaluation, Inspection and Maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-09 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0304-55: "Corr

Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0304-55: "Corrugated Boxplant - List of Potential Hazards"

Technical information papers
Flat Mounting Techniques, Technical Information Paper TIP 03

Flat Mounting Techniques, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-19 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - TIP 0306-08: "Withdrawn - Auto

Technical Information Paper - TIP 0306-08: "Withdrawn - Automatic Viscosity Controllers for Flexo Inks"

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0304-52: "Char

Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0304-52: "Characteristics of Starch (Flow Properties)" -