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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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

Conducting tissue machine audits to reduce fiber losses and improve pulp yield, PaperCon 2013

Conducting tissue machine audits to reduce fiber losses and improve pulp yield, PaperCon 2013

Development of Calcium Carbonate Applications In the Tissue and Non-woven Industry, PaperCon 2013

Development of Calcium Carbonate Applications In the Tissue and Non-woven Industry, PaperCon 2013

New Premium Tissue Technology for Enhancing the Tissue World, PaperCon 2013

New Premium Tissue Technology for Enhancing the Tissue World, PaperCon 2013

RELIABILITY BEST PRACTICES IN THE GLOBAL TISSUE INDUSTRY, PaperCon 2013

RELIABILITY BEST PRACTICES IN THE GLOBAL TISSUE INDUSTRY, PaperCon 2013

Yankee Internals and Chatter Clive Butler â?¢ PMT Industries, PaperCon 2013

Yankee Internals and Chatter Clive Butler • PMT Industries, PaperCon 2013

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

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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

Evaluating and Enhancing Tissue Softness, PaperCon 2013

Evaluating and Enhancing Tissue Softness, PaperCon 2013

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

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

Improving papermaking & coating efficiency with web inspection cameras, PaperCon 2013

Improving papermaking & coating efficiency with web inspection cameras, 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

Sheet Structure Process Effect on Tissue Properties, PaperCon 2014

Sheet Structure Process Effect on Tissue Properties, PaperCon 2014

Improved Creping Operational Efficiency and Sheet Properties, PaperCon 2014

Improved Creping Operational Efficiency and Sheet Properties, PaperCon 2014

The Link Between Human Error & Personality, PaperCon 2014

The Link Between Human Error & Personality, PaperCon 2014

Accelÿ On-the-run Fabric Cleaning for High Speed Machines, PaperCon 2014

Accelÿ On-the-run Fabric Cleaning for High Speed Machines, PaperCon 2014