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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Market reports
US Lift Truck Market

US Lift Truck Market

Books
B2B Customer Insight: The Proven Path to Growth

B2B Customer Insight: The Proven Path to Growth

Market reports
Worldwide Commerical Printing Market

Worldwide Commerical Printing Market

Magazine articles
Researcherâ??s toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Researcher’s toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Journal articles
Use of infrared thermography to improve the melt spinning and processing of polyester fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Use of infrared thermography to improve the melt spinning and processing of polyester fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Magazine articles
Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Market reports
Premium Access for survey participant.

TAPPI Industry Compensation Survey

Magazine articles
Nonwovens patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Nonwovens patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Journal articles
Cross-flow drying and curing of wet-laid glass fiber veils, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Cross-flow drying and curing of wet-laid glass fiber veils, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Journal articles
Use of nonwovens of variable porosity as noise control elements, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Use of nonwovens of variable porosity as noise control elements, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Magazine articles
Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Journal articles
Role of fiber finish in the conversion of fiber to nonwovens â?? part 1: need for an unconventional method to evaluate finish performance as a mechanical process aid, international Nonwovens Journal,

Role of fiber finish in the conversion of fiber to nonwovens — part 1: need for an unconventional method to evaluate finish performance as a mechanical process aid, international Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Magazine articles
Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Magazine articles
Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Magazine articles
Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Magazine articles
Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (85KB)

Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (85KB)

Magazine articles
Emerging technology, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Emerging technology, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Journal articles
Studies on the process of ultrasonic bonding of nonwovens: Part 1 -- theoretical analysis, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Studies on the process of ultrasonic bonding of nonwovens: Part 1 -- theoretical analysis, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Journal articles
BAGGY WEBS: MAKING, MEASUREMENT AND MITIGATION THEREOF, 2002 PFFC PEER-REVIEWED PAPER, APRIL 2002 [02APRPF01.pdf]

Baggy webs: making, measurement and mitigation thereof (417KB), "the PLACE" April 2002 -

Magazine articles
Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (81KB)

Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (81KB)