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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Conference papers
Binders & Additives Anthology CD-ROM

Binders & Additives Anthology CD

Coating Surface Composition Using ATR-IR Spectroscopy, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Coating Surface Composition Using ATR-IR Spectroscopy, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Low Cost High-Speed Plasma Treatment of Paper Surfaces, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Low Cost High-Speed Plasma Treatment of Paper Surfaces, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Challenges Set for Coating Powders Applied to Dry Surface Treatment of Paper, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Challenges Set for Coating Powders Applied to Dry Surface Treatment of Paper, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Coating Application Method and Calendering Influence on the Spatial Coating Layer Formation Obtained by an Automated Serical Sectioning Method, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Coating Application Method and Calendering Influence on the Spatial Coating Layer Formation Obtained by an Automated Serical Sectioning Method, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effect of Surface Properties of Base Paper on Print Quality, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effect of Surface Properties of Base Paper on Print Quality, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Topography and Gloss of Paper Coating Layers, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Topography and Gloss of Paper Coating Layers, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A Multiphase Mechanism for Setting and Gloss Development of Offset Ink, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A Multiphase Mechanism for Setting and Gloss Development of Offset Ink, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

The Role of Surface Properties in Digital Printing on Extrusion Coated Paperboard, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundatmentals Symposium

The Role of Surface Properties in Digital Printing on Extrusion Coated Paperboard, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundatmentals Symposium

Characterization of Paper Coating Penetration by Laser Scanning Microscopy, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Paper Coating Penetration by Laser Scanning Microscopy, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Influence of Coating Pore Structure on Optical Properties of Low Gloss Coated Paper, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Influence of Coating Pore Structure on Optical Properties of Low Gloss Coated Paper, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape on the In-plane Tensile Strength Properties ofKaolin-based Coating Layers, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape on the In-plane Tensile Strength Properties ofKaolin-based Coating Layers, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Application of Sericite to LWC Coating Formulation, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Application of Sericite to LWC Coating Formulation, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effective Surface of Optical Coatings, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effective Surface of Optical Coatings, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Ink-Water-Paper Interactions in Printing: An Updated Review, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Ink-Water-Paper Interactions in Printing: An Updated Review, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Advances in Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Advances in Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Relation between surface energy, topography, wettability and detailed surface chemistry by spectroscopy for coated printing papers, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Relation between surface energy, topography, wettability and detailed surface chemistry by spectroscopy for coated printing papers, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

MODELING THE COMPRESSION OF PARTICLE PACKINGS USING THE DISCRETE ELEMENT METHOD, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

MODELING THE COMPRESSION OF PARTICLE PACKINGS USING THE DISCRETE ELEMENT METHOD, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

DETERMINATION OF PARTICLE SHAPE DISTRIBUTION OF CLAY USING AN AUTOMATED AFM IMAGE ANALYSIS METHOD, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

DETERMINATION OF PARTICLE SHAPE DISTRIBUTION OF CLAY USING AN AUTOMATED AFM IMAGE ANALYSIS METHOD, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Paper coating analysis by confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Paper coating analysis by confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Paper Technology Foundation at Western Michigan University