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

Conference papers
2008 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings

2008 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
PAPERCON 2010 Conference Proceedings CDROM

PAPERCON 2010 Conference Proceedings CDROM

PAPERCON 2011 Conference Proceedings

PAPERCON 2011 Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2014 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2014 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

Determination of Causes of Coefficient of Friction Increases in PE/PET Laminates Using Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Determination of Causes of Coefficient of Friction Increases in PE/PET Laminates Using Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Coating of Complex Polymer Films on Packaging Steel, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Coating of Complex Polymer Films on Packaging Steel, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
PAPERCON '09 Conference Proceedings CDROM

PAPERCON '09 Conference Proceedings CDROM

Application of Surfactant/Enzyme Deinking Technology in Deinking

Application of Surfactant/Enzyme Deinking Technology in Deinking

New Recyclable Paper Labels, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

New Recyclable Paper Labels, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
Pulping/Bleaching Chemical Recovery Development Needs, 2015

Pulping/Bleaching Chemical Recovery Development Needs, 2015 PEERS Conference

Recyclability of Mixed Office Waste Papers Containing Pressure Sensitive Adhesives and Silicone Release Liners, 2001 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Recyclability of Mixed Office Waste Papers Containing Pressure Sensitive Adhesives and Silicone Release Liners, 2001 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Books
Handbook for Pulp & Paper Technologists and Handbook of Pulp

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

Books
Handbook For Pulp & 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

Improving Paper Machine Efficiency and Productivity through Novel Chemistry, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Improving Paper Machine Efficiency and Productivity through Novel Chemistry, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Precoat and Topcoat Effects on Final Printability â?¢ Part 2: Coating structure analysis with mercury intrusion, PaperCon '09 Conference

Precoat and Topcoat Effects on Final Printability • Part 2: Coating structure analysis with mercury intrusion, PaperCon '09 Conference

Mill Manager Roundtable: Reliability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference(1)

Mill Manager Roundtable: Reliability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Practical On-Line Vibration Monitoring for Papermachines, PaperCon '09 Conference(1)

Practical On-Line Vibration Monitoring for Papermachines, PaperCon '09 Conference