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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Magazine articles
1994 TAPPI nonwovens conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

1994 TAPPI nonwovens conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

Journal articles
Silicone antifoams for nonwoven applications, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Silicone antifoams for nonwoven applications, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

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
Absorption of liquid in highly porous nonwovens, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1994, Vol. 77(12)

Absorption of liquid in highly porous nonwovens, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1994, Vol. 77(12)

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
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
A polypropylene extrusion system for nonwoven processes, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1994, Vol. 77(12)

A polypropylene extrusion system for nonwoven processes, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1994, Vol. 77(12)

Journal articles
Measurement of air exchange in diapers by tracer gas methods, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Measurement of air exchange in diapers by tracer gas methods, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Journal articles
Characterization of kenaf fiber bundles and their nonwoven mats, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

Characterization of kenaf fiber bundles and their nonwoven mats, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

Journal articles
Preventing mildew growth on cotton swabs and other products containing cotton, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

Preventing mildew growth on cotton swabs and other products containing cotton, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1997, Vol. 80(12)

Journal articles
Modeling of the next generation of melt blowing, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Modeling of the next generation of melt blowing, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

Journal articles
An image-analysis technique to measure linting of hospital and clean-room gowns, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

An image-analysis technique to measure linting of hospital and clean-room gowns, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1997, Vol. 80(9)

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
Dielectric anistotropy of nonwoven fabrics by using the microwave method, TAPPI JOURNAL May 1989

Dielectric anistotropy of nonwoven fabrics by using the microwave method, TAPPI JOURNAL May 1989

Journal articles
Ultrasonic bonding of nonwovens, TAPPI JOURNAL May 1989

Ultrasonic bonding of nonwovens, TAPPI JOURNAL May 1989

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
Binder selection for glass, polyester, and blended wet-lay nonwovens, TAPPI JOURNAL April 1989

Binder selection for glass, polyester, and blended wet-lay nonwovens, TAPPI JOURNAL April 1989

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
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)