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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Genetic Variation and Genotype by Environment Interaction of Juvenile Wood Properties in Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conferenc

Genetic Variation and Genotype by Environment Interaction of Juvenile Wood Properties in Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & In

Selection of Materials for Low-Temperature Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electri

Selection of Materials for Low-Temperature Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Reducing Fiber Loss in Laboratory- and Mill-Scale Flotation Deinking Using Surfactant Spray Technology, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Pap

Reducing Fiber Loss in Laboratory- and Mill-Scale Flotation Deinking Using Surfactant Spray Technology, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Produc

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)

How To Construct A Lube Supply Agreement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Produ

How To Construct A Lube Supply Agreement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Environmentally Friendly PET Polyester Resins Used in the Wet-end at Neutral-Alkaline, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process

Environmentally Friendly PET Polyester Resins Used in the Wet-end at Neutral-Alkaline, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quali

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)

Genetic Augmentation of Syringyl Lignin in Low-lignin Aspen Trees, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical

Genetic Augmentation of Syringyl Lignin in Low-lignin Aspen Trees, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Genetic Engineering of Syringyl Lignin in Spruce, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informatio

Genetic Engineering of Syringyl Lignin in Spruce, 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)

Trends in Continuing Education and Training, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Pr

Trends in Continuing Education and Training, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

The Road To Efficiency Is Simple, Compact And Hydraulic, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Inf

The Road To Efficiency Is Simple, Compact And Hydraulic, 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)

The Chemical Barrier for Oxygen Delignification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information

The Chemical Barrier for Oxygen Delignification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Shoe Press Performance And Troubleshooting, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Pro

Shoe Press Performance And Troubleshooting, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Use Of Ash In Haps Removal (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical

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

Tailored Additives For the Creped Products Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informa

Tailored Additives For the Creped Products Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Ongoing NOx Budget Program Compliance: Electric Utility Industry Lessons Learned, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Cont

Ongoing NOx Budget Program Compliance: Electric Utility Industry Lessons Learned, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Online vs. Offline Testing: Pros and Cons, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

Online vs. Offline Testing: Pros and Cons, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Reaping the Rewards of a Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Program, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrica

Reaping the Rewards of a Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Program, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)