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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Mechanics of Web Handling, The

Mechanics of Web Handling, The

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Coating Processes, The

Coating Processes, The

Advances in Methods of Wire and Felt Guiding on a Tissue or Paper Machine, PaperCon 2014

Advances in Methods of Wire and Felt Guiding on a Tissue or Paper Machine, PaperCon 2014

High Temperature vs High Impingement Velocity, PaperCon 2014

High Temperature vs High Impingement Velocity, PaperCon 2014

Using Embedded Sensors in Press Rolls to Improve Tissue Machine Efficiency, PaperCon 2014

Using Embedded Sensors in Press Rolls to Improve Tissue Machine Efficiency, PaperCon 2014

Air Dried Tissue - First Commercial Installation, PaperCon 2014

Air Dried Tissue - First Commercial Installation, PaperCon 2014

Outlook for World Tissue Business and Trends in North America, PaperCon 2014

Outlook for World Tissue Business and Trends in North America, PaperCon 2014

The Link Between Human Error & Personality, PaperCon 2014

The Link Between Human Error & Personality, PaperCon 2014

Novel Method of Understanding the Softness of Tissue Paper, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Novel Method of Understanding the Softness of Tissue Paper, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Tailored Additives For the Creped Products Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informa

Tailored Additives For the Creped Products Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Charcterization Of Facial Tissue Softness, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

Charcterization Of Facial Tissue Softness, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

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B2B Customer Insight: The Proven Path to Growth

B2B Customer Insight: The Proven Path to Growth

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Drying Operation II, The - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Drying Operation II, The - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Market reports
US Lift Truck Market

US Lift Truck Market

Exploring Tactile Properties of Tissue with Moire Interferometry, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Exploring Tactile Properties of Tissue with Moire Interferometry, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

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CSR Strategies: Corporate Social Responsibility for a Competitive Edge in Emerging Markets

CSR Strategies: Corporate Social Responsibility for a Competitive Edge in Emerging Markets

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Lean Safety: Transforming your Safety Culture with Lean Management

Lean Safety: Transforming your Safety Culture with Lean Management

Racing Toward Employee Engagement: From the Pit Crew to the Finish Line, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Racing Toward Employee Engagement: From the Pit Crew to the Finish Line, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

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The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do.

The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do.

ENGINEERED EFFECTIVE VOID VOLUME â?¢ Tissue Manufacturing, PaperCon 2013

ENGINEERED EFFECTIVE VOID VOLUME • Tissue Manufacturing, PaperCon 2013