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

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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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Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success

Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success

Effectively Solving Tissue Production and Converting Problems Using Event Capturing Systems, PaperCon 2013

Effectively Solving Tissue Production and Converting Problems Using Event Capturing Systems, PaperCon 2013

Key Factors for Enhanced Converting Performance, PaperCon 2013

Key Factors for Enhanced Converting Performance, PaperCon 2013

Soundview Paper Company: Executive Panel, PaperCon 2013

Soundview Paper Company: Executive Panel, PaperCon 2013

Journal articles
Eucalyptus fibers and Tissue, PaperCon 2013

Eucalyptus fibers and Tissue, PaperCon 2013

Improved Quality Assurance Utilizing Optical 3D Surface Measurement and Color Visualization, PaperCon 2013

Improved Quality Assurance Utilizing Optical 3D Surface Measurement and Color Visualization, PaperCon 2013

PrimeDry Steel Tissue machineâ??s â??HeartofSteelâ?, PaperCon 2013

PrimeDry Steel Tissue machine’s “HeartofSteel”, PaperCon 2013

Outlook for World Tissue Business and Trends in North America, PaperCon 2013

Outlook for World Tissue Business and Trends in North America, PaperCon 2013

New Generation of Wet Strength Resins for Towel Grades, PaperCon 2013

New Generation of Wet Strength Resins for Towel Grades, PaperCon 2013

The Link Between Human Error & Personality, PaperCon 2014

The Link Between Human Error & Personality, PaperCon 2014

TISSUE PRODUCTS AND INDUSTRY â?¢ REVIEW, PaperCon 2014

TISSUE PRODUCTS AND INDUSTRY • REVIEW, PaperCon 2014

Overview of Testing Methods, PaperCon 2014

Overview of Testing Methods, PaperCon 2014

Air Dried Tissue - First Commercial Installation, PaperCon 2014

Air Dried Tissue - First Commercial Installation, PaperCon 2014

Journal articles
The Challenges of Recycled Furnish in the Manufacture of Premium Tissue Products, PaperCon 2014

The Challenges of Recycled Furnish in the Manufacture of Premium Tissue Products, PaperCon 2014

Investigation of the Dynamic Liquid Absorption Properties of Kitchen Towel, PaperCon 2014

Investigation of the Dynamic Liquid Absorption Properties of Kitchen Towel, PaperCon 2014

How Does Your Crepe Structure Measure Up?, PaperCon 2014

How Does Your Crepe Structure Measure Up?, PaperCon 2014

High Temperature vs High Impingement Velocity, PaperCon 2014

High Temperature vs High Impingement Velocity, PaperCon 2014

Paper Technology Foundation at Western Michigan University