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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Minimizing Deposition in the Papermaking System with Mechanical and Recycled Pulps, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Minimizing Deposition in the Papermaking System with Mechanical and Recycled Pulps, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

The Effect of Aperture Geometry on the Steady Flow Through Narrow Apertures in a Cross Flow: Experimental Study, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

The Effect of Aperture Geometry on the Steady Flow Through Narrow Apertures in a Cross Flow: Experimental Study, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

New Proprietary Organic Coagulant for High Bright OBA Applications, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

New Proprietary Organic Coagulant for High Bright OBA Applications, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Shoe Press: Energy Efficient Dewatering, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Shoe Press: Energy Efficient Dewatering, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

A New Technique to Characterize Periodic and Pseudo-periodic Marks within a Sheet of Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

A New Technique to Characterize Periodic and Pseudo-periodic Marks within a Sheet of Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Dryer Optimization and Energy Savings, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Dryer Optimization and Energy Savings, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

Reduction in Energy Costs by Press Optimization, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Reduction in Energy Costs by Press Optimization, 2006 Papermaker’s 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

Novel Wet End Technology Simplifies System Chemistry, Improves Performance, and Reduces Energy Consumption, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Novel Wet End Technology Simplifies System Chemistry, Improves Performance, and Reduces Energy Consumption, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

Dimensions of Innovation in the Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry: Insights from the 2005 Georgia Manufacturing Survey, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Dimensions of Innovation in the Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry: Insights from the 2005 Georgia Manufacturing Survey, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

Mapping the Morphology of Market Pulps - Worldwide, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Mapping the Morphology of Market Pulps - Worldwide, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

The Effect of Polymer Conformation on Microparticle Efficiency in Drainage and Retention, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

The Effect of Polymer Conformation on Microparticle Efficiency in Drainage and Retention, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

Energy Efficiency of Steam Showers, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Energy Efficiency of Steam Showers, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

Mill Energy & Production Impacting Products, 2006 Papermaker's Conference

Mill Energy & Production Impacting Products, 2006 Papermaker's Conference

Physical Property Prediction using StatMorf, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Physical Property Prediction using StatMorf, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

Case Study: Vibrating Foil Technology Improves Drainage and Sheet Structure on Corrugating Medium, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Case Study: Vibrating Foil Technology Improves Drainage and Sheet Structure on Corrugating Medium, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

Increase Smoothness, Decrease Energy , 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Increase Smoothness, Decrease Energy , 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

3-D Simulation of Paper Structure in View of Optimizing Paper Production, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

3-D Simulation of Paper Structure in View of Optimizing Paper Production, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

Energy Cost Analysis and Optimization of Open, Closed and High Humidity Hoods and Related Air Systems, 2006 TAPPI Papermakerâ??s Conference

Energy Cost Analysis and Optimization of Open, Closed and High Humidity Hoods and Related Air Systems, 2006 TAPPI Papermaker’s Conference

Engineered Nip Design, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Engineered Nip Design, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference