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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Journal articles
89APR59

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

Journal articles
89APR81

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

Journal articles
89APR65

New machine or rebuild?, 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

Conference papers
Fiber Orientation Profiles, 2005 Papermakers Conference(1)

Fiber Orientation Profiles, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Minimizing Deposition in the Papermaking System with Mechani

Minimizing Deposition in the Papermaking System with Mechanical and Recycled Fiber, 2007 Papermakers Conference

Conference papers
Enzymatic Pitch Control in Papermaking System, 1990 Papermak

Enzymatic Pitch Control in Papermaking System, 1990 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Drainage on a Paper Machine - Some Practical Comments, 1990

Drainage on a Paper Machine - Some Practical Comments, 1990 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Laboratory Comparisons of Various Multicomponent Retention S

Laboratory Comparisons of Various Multicomponent Retention Systems, 1991 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Revising the American National Standard for Permanence of Pa

Revising the American National Standard for Permanence of Paper (ANSI Z39.48-1984): Changing the Market Factors, Changing Paper Technology, and New Research..., 1991 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Color Control for the Paper Producer in the 90's, 1991 Paper

Color Control for the Paper Producer in the 90's, 1991 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Deaerator Design, 1991 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Deaerator Design, 1991 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
New Approach to the Critical Factors Effecting Refining Inte

New Approach to the Critical Factors Effecting Refining Intensity and Refining Result in Low-Consistency Refining, 1990 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Coloring Paper with the Tri-White Coloring System, 1991 Pape

Coloring Paper with the Tri-White Coloring System, 1991 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Winder Modernization - An Attractive Alternative, 1990 Paper

Winder Modernization - An Attractive Alternative, 1990 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Neutral Manufacture of Groundwood-Containing Papers in the N

Neutral Manufacture of Groundwood-Containing Papers in the Nineties, 1991 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Interfacial Phenomena in Surface Sizing, 1990 Papermakers Co

Interfacial Phenomena in Surface Sizing, 1990 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Comparisons of Starch Handling Characteristics and Starch Ha

Comparisons of Starch Handling Characteristics and Starch Handling Equipment for Papermakers, 1990 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Supercalendered Paper Acid Resistant Calcium Carbonate, 1991

Supercalendered Paper Acid Resistant Calcium Carbonate, 1991 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Retention Mechanisms Using a Unique Dual Polymer Approach, 1

Retention Mechanisms Using a Unique Dual Polymer Approach, 1991 Papermakers Conference Proceedings