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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Improving Bleached Kraft Pulp Production via Integrated Kraft Pulping and O-Delignification Technologies, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including P

Improving Bleached Kraft Pulp Production via Integrated Kraft Pulping and O-Delignification Technologies, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

State of the North American Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informa

State of the North American Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Innovative Leachate Treatment Technology, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Produ

Innovative Leachate Treatment Technology, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Characterization of 3D Structure of Porous Materials and their Application in Product Design and Development, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (includi

Characterization of 3D Structure of Porous Materials and their Application in Product Design and Development, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information;

3D Simulation of Layer Mixing in a Three-Layer Stratified Forming Headbox, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, El

3D Simulation of Layer Mixing in a Three-Layer Stratified Forming Headbox, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Planning Roll Maintenance, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Produc

Planning Roll Maintenance, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Online vs. Offline Testing: What Does Each Tell Us?, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informa

Online vs. Offline Testing: What Does Each Tell Us?, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

The Impact of Turbulence and Swirl on the Flow in the Tube Bank Part of a Paper Mill Headbox (submitted by US Department of Energy, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmenta

The Impact of Turbulence and Swirl on the Flow in the Tube Bank Part of a Paper Mill Headbox (submitted by US Department of Energy, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Elec

Significant Improvement of Activated Sludge Plant Performance by Pretreatment with Anaerobic Reactor at American Israeli Paper Mills, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmen

Significant Improvement of Activated Sludge Plant Performance by Pretreatment with Anaerobic Reactor at American Israeli Paper Mills, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, El

Suction Roll Material Comparison, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product &

Suction Roll Material Comparison, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

The Modern Paper Machine, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product

The Modern Paper Machine, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

High Performance Evaporators: A Summary of Findings, Potential Applications, and Research Needs to Reduce or Eliminate Soluble Scale Fouling in High-Solids Black Liquor Concentrators, 2004 Paper Summi

High Performance Evaporators: A Summary of Findings, Potential Applications, and Research Needs to Reduce or Eliminate Soluble Scale Fouling in High-Solids Black Liquor Concentrators, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Confe

Residual Management at SSCCâ??s Stevenson Mill, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information;

Residual Management at SSCC’s Stevenson Mill, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Charcterization Of Facial Tissue Softness, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

Charcterization Of Facial Tissue Softness, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

The Importance of Achieving and Maintaining Benchmark Threading Performance, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control,

The Importance of Achieving and Maintaining Benchmark Threading Performance, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Development and Validation of Sterility Systems for Trees, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & I

Development and Validation of Sterility Systems for Trees, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

A Compact, High Speed Lignin Sensor for the Automated Sorting of Newsprint from Mixed Waste, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; P

A Compact, High Speed Lignin Sensor for the Automated Sorting of Newsprint from Mixed Waste, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product

Search for Major Genes to Improve Productivity and Rust Resistance of Loblolly Pine, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process C

Search for Major Genes to Improve Productivity and Rust Resistance of Loblolly Pine, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality

Spark Technology: Mill Trials, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Pr

Spark Technology: Mill Trials, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Two-Drum Winder Torque Control, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & P

Two-Drum Winder Torque Control, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)