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 [email protected]. 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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Journal articles
89APR65

New machine or rebuild?, TAPPI JOURNAL April 1989

Journal articles
89APR59

Alkaline papermaking experience at Simpson Plainwell Paper Co., TAPPI JOURNAL April 1989

Journal articles
89APR71

A novel approach to optimizing sheet formation on the fourdrinier - Part 1: vibrating the forming fabric vertically at or near its resonant frequency , TAPPI JOURNAL April 1989

Journal articles
89APR81

Predicting the potential print quality of newsprint, TAPPI JOURNAL April 1989

A Computational Analysis of a Headbox Flow: a Case Study, 2005 Papermakers Conference

A Computational Analysis of a Headbox Flow: a Case Study, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Manufacturing excellence based on intelligent defect classification: state-of-the art, application examples, and looking ahead, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Manufacturing excellence based on intelligent defect classification: state-of-the art, application examples, and looking ahead, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Advances in Roll Quality Information Integration for Paper Savings Opportunities, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Advances in Roll Quality Information Integration for Paper Savings Opportunities, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Recovered Kraft Fibers and Wet-End Dry-Strength Polymers, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Recovered Kraft Fibers and Wet-End Dry-Strength Polymers, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Functions of Macroscale of Turbulence in Design of the Free Jet of a Stratified Headbox, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Functions of Macroscale of Turbulence in Design of the Free Jet of a Stratified Headbox, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Safety Instrumented Burner Management Systems-Requirements for the Paper Industry, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Safety Instrumented Burner Management Systems-Requirements for the Paper Industry, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Retention Aids: Why, What, and How, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Retention Aids: Why, What, and How, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Making LWC-Papers On-Line: A Technical Analysis of New Production Lines in Canada, China and Germany, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Making LWC-Papers On-Line: A Technical Analysis of New Production Lines in Canada, China and Germany, 2005 Papermakers Conference

The Role of Packaging in Branding Approaches, 2005 Papermakers Conference

The Role of Packaging in Branding Approaches, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Insolubilizers for Size Press Applications, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Insolubilizers for Size Press Applications, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Paper Machine Drives for Papermakers, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Paper Machine Drives for Papermakers, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Improvement of Paper Properties Using Starch-Modified Precipiated Calcium Carbonate Filler, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Improvement of Paper Properties Using Starch-Modified Precipiated Calcium Carbonate Filler, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Curl Estimation in Multi-Ply Paperboard, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Curl Estimation in Multi-Ply Paperboard, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Total Paper Machine Dewatering, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Total Paper Machine Dewatering, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Improved Papermaking Using the Next Generation of Triple-Layer Forming Fabrics, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Improved Papermaking Using the Next Generation of Triple-Layer Forming Fabrics, 2005 Papermakers Conference