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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Monitoring Colloidal Organics to Better Manage Deposit Runnability Issues, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Monitoring Colloidal Organics to Better Manage Deposit Runnability Issues, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

An Innovative Approach to Higher Brightness and Whiteness, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

An Innovative Approach to Higher Brightness and Whiteness, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Compelling Case for Integrated Biorefineries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Compelling Case for Integrated Biorefineries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

A Novel Coating Formulation for Silica Inkjet Layer Coatings, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

A Novel Coating Formulation for Silica Inkjet Layer Coatings, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PIGMENT PROPERTIES, PAPER STRUCTURE AND THE SHOW-THROUGH OF PRINTED COLOUR, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PIGMENT PROPERTIES, PAPER STRUCTURE AND THE SHOW-THROUGH OF PRINTED COLOUR, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

DOE Paper Machine Energy Scorecard System, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

DOE Paper Machine Energy Scorecard System, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Application of Cross Directional Multivariable Prediction Control to Linerboard Machines, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Application of Cross Directional Multivariable Prediction Control to Linerboard Machines, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Wet-Press Measurement and Control Results, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Wet-Press Measurement and Control Results, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Practical ICC Profiling for Sheet-fed Printing, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Practical ICC Profiling for Sheet-fed Printing, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Improved Paper Machine Efficiency and Product Quality through Online, Real-Time Monitoring and Control of Microbial Activity and Deposit Formation, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Improved Paper Machine Efficiency and Product Quality through Online, Real-Time Monitoring and Control of Microbial Activity and Deposit Formation, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Donâ??â??t Blame Reduce Errors, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Don’’t Blame Reduce Errors, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Comparison Between North American and Imported Sheet Fed Offset Printing Papers, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Comparison Between North American and Imported Sheet Fed Offset Printing Papers, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

State-Of-The-Art Developments in Dryer Section Runnability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

State-Of-The-Art Developments in Dryer Section Runnability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Wet-end Instrumentation and Control, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Wet-end Instrumentation and Control, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

The Greening of Papermaking: Environmental & Economic Payback, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

The Greening of Papermaking: Environmental & Economic Payback, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Active Dryer Control For Sheet Break Recovery, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Active Dryer Control For Sheet Break Recovery, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Advanced Innovative Fabric Materials for Paper Machine Clothing (PMC), 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Advanced Innovative Fabric Materials for Paper Machine Clothing (PMC), 2008 PAPERCON Conference

FACTORS AFFECTING PAPERâ??S APPEARANCE, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

FACTORS AFFECTING PAPER’S APPEARANCE, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Advances in Design of Elastic Guiding Vanes Used in Traditional and Stratified Headboxes, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Advances in Design of Elastic Guiding Vanes Used in Traditional and Stratified Headboxes, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Neem (Azadirachta indica) as alternative wood fiber source with environmental advantages & medicinal properties for pulp & paper Industries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Neem (Azadirachta indica) as alternative wood fiber source with environmental advantages & medicinal properties for pulp & paper Industries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference