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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Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp Bleaching: State-Of-The-Art and New Developments, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp Bleaching: State-Of-The-Art and New Developments, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

New Pulping Strategy for DIP in Tissue Mills, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

New Pulping Strategy for DIP in Tissue Mills, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Fiber Clay from Byproduct to Product, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Fiber Clay from Byproduct to Product, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Technical information papers
Inspection guidelines for Yankee hood systems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-02 (2013)

Inspection guidelines for Yankee hood systems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-02 (2013)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)

Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)

Books
Drying - Papermaking Part 2

Papermaking Part 2, Drying

Books
Pulp and Paper Testing

Pulp and Paper Testing

Establishing the Techniques to Relate Paper Machine Issues To Colloidal Microstickies, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Establishing the Techniques to Relate Paper Machine Issues To Colloidal Microstickies, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Technical information papers
Yankee dryer steam condensing rates, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-49 (2013)

Yankee dryer steam condensing rates, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-49 (2013)

Technical information papers
Through drying, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-25 (2014)

Through drying, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-25 (2014)

Books
Lean Maintenance

Lean Maintenance

Johnson & Johnson Triple bottom Line, PaperCon '09 Conference

Johnson & Johnson Triple bottom Line, PaperCon '09 Conference

Multivariable Control and Energy Optimization of Tissue Machines, PaperCon '09 Conference

Multivariable Control and Energy Optimization of Tissue Machines, PaperCon '09 Conference

Books
The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

Influence of Fatty Acid Content and Colloidal Organics on COF and Crepe Wrinkling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Influence of Fatty Acid Content and Colloidal Organics on COF and Crepe Wrinkling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

DEINKING IN TISSUE DEINKING LINES, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

DEINKING IN TISSUE DEINKING LINES, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Combining Stickies Monitoring and Control in Recycling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Combining Stickies Monitoring and Control in Recycling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Books
Recent Advances in Paper Recycling - Stickies

Recent Advances in Paper Recycling - Stickies

Books
Paper Recycling Vol. IV, Process Control & Mensuration

Paper Recycling Vol. IV, Process Control & Mensuration

Sources of Variability in Testing Absorptive Rate of Tissue Paper, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Sources of Variability in Testing Absorptive Rate of Tissue Paper, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference