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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Performance Testing of High Pressure Decorative Paper Laminates, 1998 Plastic Laminates Symposium Proceedings

Performance Testing of High Pressure Decorative Paper Laminates, 1998 Plastic Laminates Symposium Proceedings

Evaluating Food-Contact Materials, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Evaluating Food-Contact Materials, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Review of Significant Nonwoven Patents, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Review of Significant Nonwoven Patents, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Analytical Techniques for Measurement of Formaldehyde in Nonwoven Binders, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Analytical Techniques for Measurement of Formaldehyde in Nonwoven Binders, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Relative Flow Porosity of Paper in Liquid Flows, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Relative Flow Porosity of Paper in Liquid Flows, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Physical Modeling of a Through-Air Mat Oven, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Physical Modeling of a Through-Air Mat Oven, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Biodegradation and Plasticization of Cellulose Acetate, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Biodegradation and Plasticization of Cellulose Acetate, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Improvement of Air Filtration Efficiency Using Meltblown Electrets, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Improvement of Air Filtration Efficiency Using Meltblown Electrets, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Cost of Variation, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Cost of Variation, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Liquid Particle Counter Spherical Calibration Pros and Cons, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Liquid Particle Counter Spherical Calibration Pros and Cons, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Geotextile Trends and Developments, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Geotextile Trends and Developments, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Understanding ISO 9000 Registration, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Understanding ISO 9000 Registration, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

ISO 9000 Certification: Employee Responses, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

ISO 9000 Certification: Employee Responses, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Uniquenesses in Foam Application, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Uniquenesses in Foam Application, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Life-Cycle Assessment: Background & Update, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Life-Cycle Assessment: Background & Update, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Session 9. Panel Discussion: â??Weight of Scientific Evidenceâ? Approach Shows Fiber Glass Presents Little Public Health Risk, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Session 9. Panel Discussion: "Weight of Scientific Evidence" Approach Shows Fiber Glass Presents Little Public Health Risk, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

4Dg Deep-Grooved Polyester Fiber for Wet Lay Applications, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

4Dg Deep-Grooved Polyester Fiber for Wet Lay Applications, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Selection, Application and Function of Whitewater Chemicals in the Wet Lay Process, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Selection, Application and Function of Whitewater Chemicals in the Wet Lay Process, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings