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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Drainage Aids Containing Bound Phosphorus, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Drainage Aids Containing Bound Phosphorus, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

In-Situ Roll Balancing A Revolutionary Method for Improving Dryer Section Performance, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

In-Situ Roll Balancing A Revolutionary Method for Improving Dryer Section Performance, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Laboratory Analysis of Mechanical Pulp - The Effects of Storage Conditions and Time on Measured Technical Properties of Pulp, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Laboratory Analysis of Mechanical Pulp - The Effects of Storage Conditions and Time on Measured Technical Properties of Pulp, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Influence of Formation on Tensile Strength of Paper Made From Mechanical Pulps, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Influence of Formation on Tensile Strength of Paper Made From Mechanical Pulps, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Polymer Technology for Improved Pressing Efficiency in Coated Free Sheet Papers, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Polymer Technology for Improved Pressing Efficiency in Coated Free Sheet Papers, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Coater Runnability: Waking up From the Production Manager's Nightmare, 1998 Coating/Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Coater Runnability: Waking up From the Production Manager's Nightmare, 1998 Coating/Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Reducing Variation Through Improved Thick Stock Mixing, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Reducing Variation Through Improved Thick Stock Mixing, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Agile Manufacturing and its Implications for the Choice of Machinery and Process Controls, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Agile Manufacturing and its Implications for the Choice of Machinery and Process Controls, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

AES VID Formation System, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings (power point)

AES VID Formation System, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Vacuum System Seal Water Systems - Water Treatment, Conservation, and Problem Solving, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Vacuum System Seal Water Systems - Water Treatment, Conservation, and Problem Solving, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Formaldehyde Based Wet-Strength Resins, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Formaldehyde Based Wet-Strength Resins, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Techniques in Press Fabric Cleaning, Conditioning and Monitoring, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Techniques in Press Fabric Cleaning, Conditioning and Monitoring, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of Molecular Weight on the Performance of Paper Strength Enhacing Polymers, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of Molecular Weight on the Performance of Paper Strength Enhacing Polymers, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Use of Britt Jar Retention-RPM Curves and Microscopic Analysis to Determine the Aggregation State of a Papermaking Furnish, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Use of Britt Jar Retention-RPM Curves and Microscopic Analysis to Determine the Aggregation State of a Papermaking Furnish, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Troubleshooting "Slimy" Paper Machine Deposits, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Troubleshooting "Slimy" Paper Machine Deposits, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Cationic Polymers for Enhanced Runnability and Paper Quality in Closed Water Systems, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Cationic Polymers for Enhanced Runnability and Paper Quality in Closed Water Systems, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Dryer Section Troubleshooting, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings (power point)

Dryer Section Troubleshooting, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Synthesis of New Precipitated Silica for High Oil Absorbency, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Synthesis of New Precipitated Silica for High Oil Absorbency, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Overview of the Papermachine Vacuum System, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Overview of the Papermachine Vacuum System, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Dilution Control Technology for Existing Headboxes, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Dilution Control Technology for Existing Headboxes, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings