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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Measurement of Print Mottle by Wavelet Analysis and Effect of Sheet Formation on the Printability of Uncoated Fine Paper, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Measurement of Print Mottle by Wavelet Analysis and Effect of Sheet Formation on the Printability of Uncoated Fine Paper, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Printability Improvements in Various Paper Grades, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Printability Improvements in Various Paper Grades, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Former White Water Management, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Former White Water Management, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Optimizing BSK (Bleached Softwood Kraft) Usage on a Paper Machine by Using Properties Obtained Through On-line Fiber Analysis, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Optimizing BSK (Bleached Softwood Kraft) Usage on a Paper Machine by Using Properties Obtained Through On-line Fiber Analysis, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Ultrasonic Systems for Liquid Absorption Measurement: Ultrasonic Systems for Liquid Absorption Measurement, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Ultrasonic Systems for Liquid Absorption Measurement: Ultrasonic Systems for Liquid Absorption Measurement, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Control Loop Tuning Made Easy, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Control Loop Tuning Made Easy, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Effects of Fines on the Fiber Length and Coarseness Values Measured by the Fiber Quality Analyzer (FQA), 2005 Papermakers Conference

Effects of Fines on the Fiber Length and Coarseness Values Measured by the Fiber Quality Analyzer (FQA), 2005 Papermakers Conference

Practical Applications of Computerized Engineering of Press Nip Parameters for Papermaking Optimization, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Practical Applications of Computerized Engineering of Press Nip Parameters for Papermaking Optimization, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Wet End Optimization-An Ongoing Process With Extensive Benefits, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Wet End Optimization-An Ongoing Process With Extensive Benefits, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Managing Technology for Tissue Profits, 2005 Papermaking Conference

Managing Technology for Tissue Profits, 2005 Papermaking Conference

Advances in Color Measurement and Control of High-White Shades, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Advances in Color Measurement and Control of High-White Shades, 2005 Papermakers Conference

The Globalization and Future of Paper, 2005 Practical Papermaking Conference

The Globalization and Future of Paper, 2005 Practical Papermaking Conference

A Noncontact, On-machine, Laser Ultrasonic Sensor for Measuring Paper and Paperboard Bending Stiffness and Shear Rigidities, 2005 Papermakers Conference

A Noncontact, On-machine, Laser Ultrasonic Sensor for Measuring Paper and Paperboard Bending Stiffness and Shear Rigidities, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation and TSO Profiles: Headbox Design and Operations, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation and TSO Profiles: Headbox Design and Operations, 2005 Papermakers Conference

General Headbox Design, 2005 Papermakers Conference

General Headbox Design, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation in Headbox and Forming Jet-From Modeling to 3-D Imaging, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation in Headbox and Forming Jet-From Modeling to 3-D Imaging, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Modern Hydraulic Headboxes, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Modern Hydraulic Headboxes, 2005 Papermakers Conference

CD-Caliper Profile Improvement With A New Powerful Multi - Zone Controlled Calender Roll, 2005 Practical Papermaking Conference

CD-Caliper Profile Improvement With A New Powerful Multi - Zone Controlled Calender Roll, 2005 Practical Papermaking Conference

Effective Usage of Energy in Tissue Drying Part 1: Air System, Heat Recovery and Cogeneration, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Effective Usage of Energy in Tissue Drying Part 1: Air System, Heat Recovery and Cogeneration, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

Optimizing Paper Machine Clothing for Reduced Energy Consumption, 2006 Papermaker's Conference

Optimizing Paper Machine Clothing for Reduced Energy Consumption, 2006 Papermaker's Conference