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 [email protected]. 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

Showing 1–20 of 1405 results
Books
How to Write What People Like to Read

How to Write What People Like to Read

Books
Finishing - Papermaking Part 3

Papermaking Part 3, Finishing

Books
Printing Fundamentals

Printing Fundamentals

Books
The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

Magazine articles
Nonwovens division upbeat about industry's future and strategic alliances, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1998, Vol. 81(7)

Nonwovens division upbeat about industry's future and strategic alliances, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1998, Vol. 81(7)

Journal articles
The 3-D structure of wet-laid glass fiber veils, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1998, Vol. 81(12)

The 3-d structure of wet-laid glass fiber veils, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1998, Vol. 81(12)

Magazine articles
Thermal bonding of nonwoven fabrics, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1990, Vol. 73(7)

Thermal bonding of nonwoven fabrics, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1990, Vol. 73(7)

Journal articles
New glass-fiber geometryâ??a study of nonwovens processability, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

New glass-fiber geometry—a study of nonwovens processability, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

Journal articles
Characterization of melt-blown filters made of polypropylene and polypropylene-antimicrobial blends, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

Characterization of melt-blown filters made of polypropylene and polypropylene-antimicrobial blends, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

Journal articles
Comparative cut strip and biaxial tensile behavior of resin-bonded nonwovens, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

Comparative cut strip and biaxial tensile behavior of resin-bonded nonwovens, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

Journal articles
Practical inspection systems for nonwoven diaper liner fabrics, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1995, Vol. 78(6)

Practical inspection systems for nonwoven diaper liner fabrics, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1995, Vol. 78(6)

Magazine articles
Innovations in nonwovens presented at march conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1995, Vol. 78(6)

Innovations in nonwovens presented at march conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1995, Vol. 78(6)

Journal articles
Hydroentangled nonwovens made from unbleached cotton, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

Hydroentangled nonwovens made from unbleached cotton, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

Journal articles
Theory and techniques of electrostatic charging of melt-blown nonwoven webs, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1998, Vol. 81(1)

Theory and techniques of electrostatic charging of melt-blown nonwoven webs, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1998, Vol. 81(1)

Journal articles
Nonwoven carbon fiber composites, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1990, Vol. 73(5)

Nonwoven carbon fiber composites, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1990, Vol. 73(5)

Journal articles
Properties of nonwoven mats from kenaf fiber, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1995, Vol. 78(8)

Properties of nonwoven mats from kenaf fiber, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1995, Vol. 78(8)

Journal articles
The potential of recycled plastics as feedstock for the production of melt-blown nonwoven webs, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1990, Vol. 73(5)

The potential of recycled plastics as feedstock for the production of melt-blown nonwoven webs, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1990, Vol. 73(5)

Magazine articles
Attendance strong at the 1997 nonwovens conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1997, Vol. 80(7)

Attendance strong at the 1997 nonwovens conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1997, Vol. 80(7)

Journal articles
1992 nonwovens conference covers technical developments, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1992, Vol. 75(8)

1992 nonwovens conference covers technical developments, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1992, Vol. 75(8)

Journal articles
Using poly(vinyl chloride) copolymer latex for flame retardation in nonwoven substrates, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1990, Vol. 73(1)

Using poly(vinyl chloride) copolymer latex for flame retardation in nonwoven substrates, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1990, Vol. 73(1)