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 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

The Cellulose Nanocrystal Electro-optic Effect, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

The Cellulose Nanocrystal Electro-optic Effect, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Fitting Polymers to the Demands of the Wet End: A Subtle Balance of Interactions at the Nanoscale, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Fitting Polymers to the Demands of the Wet End: A Subtle Balance of Interactions at the Nanoscale, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) for Papermaking, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) for Papermaking, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Biodegradable Nanocomposites Reinforced With Cellulose Fibrils, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Biodegradable Nanocomposites Reinforced With Cellulose Fibrils, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Thin Film Printed Electronics on Paper Substrates

Thin Film Printed Electronics on Paper Substrates

The Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Materials Using Cellulose Nanocrystal as a Template and Reducing Agent, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

The Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Materials Using Cellulose Nanocrystal as a Template and Reducing Agent, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

NanoscaleNucleation of Celluloses in the Cellulose I Form During Isolation, Regeneration and in Cellulose IV, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

NanoscaleNucleation of Celluloses in the Cellulose I Form During Isolation, Regeneration and in Cellulose IV, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Bacterial Cellulose/Polyethylene Oxide Nanocomposites, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Bacterial Cellulose/Polyethylene Oxide Nanocomposites, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) for Papermaking and Surface Sizing, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) for Papermaking and Surface Sizing, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Piezoelectricity in Wood, Paper and Fibers, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Piezoelectricity in Wood, Paper and Fibers, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

A Novel Approach to Facilitate Accessibility of Cellulose and Hemicellulose by Introducing a Tyrosine Rich Peptide Gene in Poplar Cell Walls, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Fo

A Novel Approach to Facilitate Accessibility of Cellulose and Hemicellulose by Introducing a Tyrosine Rich Peptide Gene in Poplar Cell Walls, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Using a Defocused Argon Ion Beam to Prepare Coated Paper Cross-Sections, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Using a Defocused Argon Ion Beam to Prepare Coated Paper Cross-Sections, 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

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

Cellulose Nanocrystals: From Discovery to Application, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Cellulose Nanocrystals: From Discovery to Application, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

AFM Observations of Dimensional Changes in Individual Cellulose Aggregate Fibrils Under Variable Humidity Environments, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

AFM Observations of Dimensional Changes in Individual Cellulose Aggregate Fibrils Under Variable Humidity Environments, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Using Nano- and Micro-Particles of Silver in Lignin Analysis, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Using Nano- and Micro-Particles of Silver in Lignin Analysis, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Understanding Nanoparticle/Microparticle Performance Through Visualization of Conformational Changes of a Retention Aid at the Nanoscale Level, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Understanding Nanoparticle/Microparticle Performance Through Visualization of Conformational Changes of a Retention Aid at the Nanoscale Level, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology for Paper Recycling, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology for Paper Recycling, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology