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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On-Line Formation Measuements and Paper Quality, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

On-Line Formation Measuements and Paper Quality, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Forces on Fibres in Low Consistency Refining, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Forces on Fibres in Low Consistency Refining, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Refining of Reinforcement Kraft Pulp for Mechanical Printing Papers, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Refining of Reinforcement Kraft Pulp for Mechanical Printing Papers, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Use of Organophillic Mineral Particulates in Trash Like Pitch, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Use of Organophillic Mineral Particulates in Trash Like Pitch, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Pratical Look at How to Improve Sheet Formation in the Headbox/ Approach Piping System, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Pratical Look at How to Improve Sheet Formation in the Headbox/ Approach Piping System, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Compact, Airless Wet End System, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Compact, Airless Wet End System, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Internal Sizing of Paper and PaperBoard With Ethylene Copolymers, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Internal Sizing of Paper and PaperBoard With Ethylene Copolymers, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Optimization of Paper Machine Wet-End Neutral, PCC Filled Newspring, 1998 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Optimization of Paper Machine Wet-End Neutral, PCC Filled Newspring", 1998 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Shift Adhesion on Press Roll Materials, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Shift Adhesion on Press Roll Materials, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Approach to Wet End Drainage/ Retention/ Formation Technology, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Approach to Wet End Drainage/ Retention/ Formation Technology, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Ground Calcium Carbonate Fillers for High Ash Content, High Strength Papers, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Ground Calcium Carbonate Fillers for High Ash Content, High Strength Papers, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Understanding the Benefits of a Suction Couch Double Doctor, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Understanding the Benefits of a Suction Couch Double Doctor, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Charge Analyses: Powerful Tools in Wet End Optimization, 1993 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Charge Analyses: Powerful Tools in Wet End Optimization, 1993 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Forgotten Felt Roll, 1998 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Forgotten Felt Roll, 1998 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Mechanical Pulp Fines: Effect of Particle Size and Shape, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Mechanical Pulp Fines: Effect of Particle Size and Shape, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Enhancers to Improve Polyethylene Oxide (PEO) Retention Performance on Deinked Pulp (DIP) Containing Newsprint Sock, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Enhancers to Improve Polyethylene Oxide (PEO) Retention Performance on Deinked Pulp (DIP) Containing Newsprint Sock, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Prevention of Pitch and Stickies Deposition on Paper Forming Wires via Adsorption of Cationic Polymer Associated with Anionic Species, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Prevention of Pitch and Stickies Deposition on Paper Forming Wires via Adsorption of Cationic Polymer Associated with Anionic Species, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Cost Efficient Use of Kaolin Based Filler Pigments, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Cost Efficient Use of Kaolin Based Filler Pigments, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

KCL-PAKA: A Simulation Tool for Paper Properties, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

KCL-PAKA: A Simulation Tool for Paper Properties, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Making Paper Using Less Water and Energy, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Making Paper Using Less Water and Energy, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings