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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Technical information papers
Cotton in Nonwovens, Technical Information Paper TIP 1205-02 (2008)

Cotton in Nonwovens, Technical Information Paper TIP 1205-02 (2008)

The Correlation of COD and Yield in Chemical Pulp BleachingThe Correlation of COD and Yield in Chemical Pulp Bleaching

The Correlation of COD and Yield in Chemical Pulp BleachingThe Correlation of COD and Yield in Chemical Pulp Bleaching

Books
Finishing - Papermaking Part 3

Papermaking Part 3, Finishing

Books
Pulp and Paper Testing

Pulp and Paper Testing

Cladding the World in Decorative Laminates, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Cladding the World in Decorative Laminates, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Direct Multi-Colour Printing on Wood and Wood Composite Panels, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Direct Multi-Colour Printing on Wood and Wood Composite Panels, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Conventional Printing + Digital Technology = Profits Squared, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Conventional Printing + Digital Technology = Profits Squared, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Formeldehyde Update, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Formeldehyde Update, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Computer Vision Defect Detection: Thirteen Years of Experiene With the Composite Laminate Panel Flooring and Laminate Furniture Industry Components, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposiu

Computer Vision Defect Detection: Thirteen Years of Experiene With the Composite Laminate Panel Flooring and Laminate Furniture Industry Components, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Lightweight Honeycomb Panels, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Lightweight Honeycomb Panels, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Books
Lean Maintenance

Lean Maintenance

Johnson & Johnson Triple bottom Line, PaperCon '09 Conference

Johnson & Johnson Triple bottom Line, PaperCon '09 Conference

Books
The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

Books
The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover

The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover

Recent Advancements in Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling and Wear Parts for the Nonwovens Converting Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Recent Advancements in Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling and Wear Parts for the Nonwovens Converting Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Corrosion of Welds Between Composite Tube Alloys in Simulated Recovery Boiler Environments, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Corrosion of Welds Between Composite Tube Alloys in Simulated Recovery Boiler Environments, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Books
CSR Strategies: Corporate Social Responsibility for a Competitive Edge in Emerging Markets

CSR Strategies: Corporate Social Responsibility for a Competitive Edge in Emerging Markets

Books
Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success

Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success

High Performance Coated Nonwovens For Outdoor Structures, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

High Performance Coated Nonwovens For Outdoor Structures, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Carbohydrate citrate-chitosan material as a surface coating for paper and nonwoven materials for filtration, metal ion capture and absorbent applications, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Carbohydrate citrate-chitosan material as a surface coating for paper and nonwoven materials for filtration, metal ion capture and absorbent applications, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference