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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Enhancement of Dry Strength in High Performance Linerboard Using a Dual Additive Approach, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Enhancement of Dry Strength in High Performance Linerboard Using a Dual Additive Approach, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Mineral Oil Migration From Packaging Into Food, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Mineral Oil Migration From Packaging Into Food, 2012 PaperCon Conference

EXCELLENT RUNNABILITY AND ROPELESS TAIL THREADING BY EV DRYING SECTION OPTIMIZATION AT A KRAFT LINER MILL IN AUSTRIA, 2012 PaperCon Conference

EXCELLENT RUNNABILITY AND ROPELESS TAIL THREADING BY EV DRYING SECTION OPTIMIZATION AT A KRAFT LINER MILL IN AUSTRIA, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Paper Machine Hood Supply Optimization usingComputational Fluid Dynamics, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Paper Machine Hood Supply Optimization usingComputational Fluid Dynamics, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Machine Efficiency Benchmarking Template Recycled Paperboard Technical Association, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Machine Efficiency Benchmarking Template Recycled Paperboard Technical Association, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Press Optimization: Nip Venting and Fabric/Belt Interaction, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Press Optimization: Nip Venting and Fabric/Belt Interaction, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Improving Wet Press Operations with Tune-Ups and Targeted Rebuilds, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Improving Wet Press Operations with Tune-Ups and Targeted Rebuilds, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Challenges and demands towards higher filler levels in white top liner and fine paper, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Challenges and demands towards higher filler levels in white top liner and fine paper, 2012 PaperCon Conference

New Zeolite Pigments for TiO2 Extension, PaperCon 2013

New Zeolite Pigments for TiO2 Extension, PaperCon 2013

Data-Driven Modeling of High-Throughput Coatings Data, PaperCon 2013

Data-Driven Modeling of High-Throughput Coatings Data, PaperCon 2013

Approaches to Optimizing Press Felt Cleaning, PaperCon 2013

Approaches to Optimizing Press Felt Cleaning, PaperCon 2013

Key To Successful Performance Evaluations -Panel, PaperCon 2013

Key To Successful Performance Evaluations -Panel, PaperCon 2013

Development and Production Experience of the Multilayer Curtain-Coated Linerboard of Jiâ??an PM3, PaperCon 2013

Development and Production Experience of the Multilayer Curtain-Coated Linerboard of Ji’an PM3, PaperCon 2013

Paper Machine Performance Evaluations, PaperCon 2013

Paper Machine Performance Evaluations, PaperCon 2013

The OCC Market -Supply, Demand, and Quality, PaperCon 2013

The OCC Market -Supply, Demand, and Quality, PaperCon 2013

Paper Machine Water System Performance Evaluation Techniques, PaperCon 2013

Paper Machine Water System Performance Evaluation Techniques, PaperCon 2013

Excellence in Education, PaperCon 2013

Excellence in Education, PaperCon 2013

The SENTINEL Bioactive Paper Network, PaperCon 2013

The SENTINEL Bioactive Paper Network, PaperCon 2013

Keys to Successful Performance Evaluations, PaperCon 2013

Keys to Successful Performance Evaluations, PaperCon 2013

Barrier Coatings: Design and Performance Considerations for Success, PaperCon 2013

Barrier Coatings: Design and Performance Considerations for Success, PaperCon 2013