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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Cellulosic Bionanomaterials: Perspectives for Development, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Cellulosic Bionanomaterials: Perspectives for Development, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

The Challenges and Opportunities of Measuring Properties of Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Materials: Importance of a Multi-Technique Approach, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

The Challenges and Opportunities of Measuring Properties of Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Materials: Importance of a Multi-Technique Approach, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology for Paper Recycling, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology for Paper Recycling, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Polymer/Nanoclay Nanocomposites for Paper Barrier Coating, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Polymer/Nanoclay Nanocomposites for Paper Barrier Coating, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

New Production Method for Nano Silica Sol and its Application for Papermaking, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

New Production Method for Nano Silica Sol and its Application for Papermaking, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Application of Nanotechnology in Pulp and Paper in Japan, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Application of Nanotechnology in Pulp and Paper in Japan, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

The Impact of Nanotechnology on Sustainable Forest Productivity, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

The Impact of Nanotechnology on Sustainable Forest Productivity, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Preparation of Biosilica-enriched Filler and an Example of its Use in a Papermaking Retention System, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Preparation of Biosilica-enriched Filler and an Example of its Use in a Papermaking Retention System, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Novel Micro-Particle With Nano-Surface Features: Designing Optimal Liquid Interactions, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Novel Micro-Particle With Nano-Surface Features: Designing Optimal Liquid Interactions, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Youngâ??s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force MicroscopyYoungâ??s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force Microscopy

Young’s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force MicroscopyYoung’s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force Microscopy

Nano-Minerals for the paper industry, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nano-Minerals for the paper industry, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanofibrillated Cellulose Fibers: Where Size Matters in Opening New markets to Nanofiber Usage, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanofibrillated Cellulose Fibers: Where Size Matters in Opening New markets to Nanofiber Usage, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Self-Assembled Fibrillar Proteins as Scaffolds for Nanomaterials Growth, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Self-Assembled Fibrillar Proteins as Scaffolds for Nanomaterials Growth, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Bio-inspired Chemo-mechanical Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Bio-inspired Chemo-mechanical Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology and Forest products Opportunity Roadmap, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology and Forest products Opportunity Roadmap, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Electrical and Photoelectrical Properties of Polyaniline Modified Poly (vinylidenefluoride) Latex Films, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Electrical and Photoelectrical Properties of Polyaniline Modified Poly (vinylidenefluoride) Latex Films, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Super hydrophobic Wood Fiber Products, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Super hydrophobic Wood Fiber Products, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Characterization of Wood Polymer Nanocomposites Made of Melamine-Urea-Formaldehyde and Layered Silicate Clay, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Characterization of Wood Polymer Nanocomposites Made of Melamine-Urea-Formaldehyde and Layered Silicate Clay, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Characterization of mechanically and enzymatically produced nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) from wood pulp, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Characterization of mechanically and enzymatically produced nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) from wood pulp, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Carbon Nanofiber Arrays: Cell Penetrant Probes for Manipulation and Monitoring of Molecular Scale Events, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Carbon Nanofiber Arrays: Cell Penetrant Probes for Manipulation and Monitoring of Molecular Scale Events, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry