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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Effect of Pulping Conditions on Ink Redeposition and Ink Removal When Recycling Waterbased Ink Printed Papers

Effect of Pulping Conditions on Ink Redeposition and Ink Removal When Recycling Waterbased Ink Printed Papers

Books
Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists and Handbook of Pulp

Handbook for Pulp & Paper Technologists and Handbook of Pulp & Paper Terminology Complete Set

Books
Handbook For Pulp and Paper Technologists Fourth Edition

Handbook For Pulp & Paper Technologists (The Smook book) Fourth Edition

Fountain Solutions â?¢Basic Principles and Trends, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Fountain Solutions •Basic Principles and Trends, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Managing Reliability â?¢Properly Introducing Operator Basic Care to Facility Employees, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Managing Reliability •Properly Introducing Operator Basic Care to Facility Employees, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Understanding Coated Paper Properties for Extrusion Coaters, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Understanding Coated Paper Properties for Extrusion Coaters, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Conference papers
Market Trends, Industry Actions - Global and North American Tissue, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Market Trends, Industry Actions - Global and North American Tissue, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Conference papers
Application of High-Consistency Refining to Enhance Tissue Performance and Tissue Machine Runnability, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Application of High-Consistency Refining to Enhance Tissue Performance and Tissue Machine Runnability, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Conference papers
Economy associated to Yankee hood - ´’Cascading” vs “Parallel” operating mode, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Economy associated to Yankee hood - ´’Cascading” vs “Parallel” operating mode, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Conference papers
Tactile and Instrumental Characterization of Tissue Products, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Tactile and Instrumental Characterization of Tissue Products, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Conference papers
Adding Foam to Papermaking: Why and How?, 2015 PaperCon Conf

Adding Foam to Papermaking: Why and How?, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Improved Silicone Technology for Pulp Washing, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Improved Silicone Technology for Pulp Washing, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Conference papers
Analysis of the Engineered Structure of Tissue and Towel Papers using 2D and 3D Radiographic Imaging, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Analysis of the Engineered Structure of Tissue and Towel Papers using 2D and 3D Radiographic Imaging, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Bearing Damage in Motors, Pumps and Fans - Its the little things!, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Bearing Damage in Motors, Pumps and Fans - Its the little things!, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Conference papers
Box Plant of the Future Survey and Packaging Technology of t

Box Plant of the Future Survey and Packaging Technology of the Future, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Preparation and characterization of high-flux microfiltration membrane from cellulose micro/nanofibers, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Preparation and characterization of high-flux microfiltration membrane from cellulose micro/nanofibers, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Conference papers
Imaging-Based On-Line Measurement of Crepe Structure, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Imaging-Based On-Line Measurement of Crepe Structure, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Structured Non-Wovens Produced via Wet-Lay Paper Making as Carriers for High Performance Mass and Heat Transport Facilitated Catalyst and Sorbent Entrapment, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Structured Non-Wovens Produced via Wet-Lay Paper Making as Carriers for High Performance Mass and Heat Transport Facilitated Catalyst and Sorbent Entrapment, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Development of a Green Non-woven Binder, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Development of a Green Non-woven Binder, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Primer Coatings on Paperboard for Extrusion Coating and Heat Sealing Applications, 2015 PaperCon Conference

Primer Coatings on Paperboard for Extrusion Coating and Heat Sealing Applications, 2015 PaperCon Conference