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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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)

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

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)

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)

Total Sizing at the Size Press, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & P

Total Sizing at the Size Press, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Modern Approach for Precise Sizing Measurement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information;

Modern Approach for Precise Sizing Measurement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Effect Of Nanoparticles In Wood Containing Furnishes, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Effect Of Nanoparticles In Wood Containing Furnishes, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

A Superior New Approach to Paper Machine Contaminant Control

A Superior New Approach to Paper Machine Contaminant Control

Enhanced Composite Board Curing and Performance via Nano Clays, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical (1)

Enhanced Composite Board Curing and Performance via Nano Clays, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Calcium Carbonate Composite Fillers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environ(1)

Calcium Carbonate Composite Fillers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

The Latest Developments in Camera Event Capturing Technology, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical &a(1)

The Latest Developments in Camera Event Capturing Technology, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Laser Measurements of Entrained Particles in Recovery Boilers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical &(1)

Laser Measurements of Entrained Particles in Recovery Boilers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Microwave Pretreatment to Decrease Pulping Energy and Chemicals, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical(1)

Microwave Pretreatment to Decrease Pulping Energy and Chemicals, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Screening Tutorial: History and Basic Principles of Screening

Screening Tutorial: History and Basic Principles of Screening

Preliminary Work on VOC and HAP Recovery Using Ionic Liquids, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical &a(1)

Preliminary Work on VOC and HAP Recovery Using Ionic Liquids, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Selection and Development of Refractory Structural Materials for Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Pr

Selection and Development of Refractory Structural Materials for Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product

TiO2-Coated Carbon for the Removal of VOCs (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Con

TiO2-Coated Carbon for the Removal of VOCs (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

The Mechanism of Premixing Process for Rosin Sizes under Neutral-Alkaline Papermaking, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process

The Mechanism of Premixing Process for Rosin Sizes under Neutral-Alkaline Papermaking, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quali

Catalytic Reforming of Tars Formed During Black Liquor/ Biomass Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control,

Catalytic Reforming of Tars Formed During Black Liquor/ Biomass Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Haps Generation And Removal (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrica

Haps Generation And Removal (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)