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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ENTER METAL BELT CALENDERS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

ENTER METAL BELT CALENDERS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

POTLATCH CORPORATION Company Overview, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

POTLATCH CORPORATION Company Overview, 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

DOE Paper Machine Energy Scorecard System, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

DOE Paper Machine Energy Scorecard System, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Wet-Press Measurement and Control Results, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Wet-Press Measurement and Control Results, 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

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

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

Application of Enzymatic Technologies for Improving Product Quality, Mill Efficiency and Production Cost Savings, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Application of Enzymatic Technologies for Improving Product Quality, Mill Efficiency and Production Cost Savings, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Efficiency Improvements Through the Use of Warp Exchange Technology, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Efficiency Improvements Through the Use of Warp Exchange Technology, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Mill Manager Roundtable: SustainabilityMill Manager Roundtable: Sustainability

Mill Manager Roundtable: SustainabilityMill Manager Roundtable: Sustainability

Advances in Digital Printing Panel Discussion, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Advances in Digital Printing Panel Discussion, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Innovative technology for premium tissue productionInnovative technology for premium tissue production

Innovative technology for premium tissue productionInnovative technology for premium tissue production

Elastica Stiffness and Low Load Indentation Measurements for the Mechanical Properties of Coated Papers, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Elastica Stiffness and Low Load Indentation Measurements for the Mechanical Properties of Coated Papers, 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

HEAT AND MOISTURE TRANSPORT IN PAPER GOING THROUGH A HOT ROLL NIP, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

HEAT AND MOISTURE TRANSPORT IN PAPER GOING THROUGH A HOT ROLL NIP, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Digital Proofing with Inkjet Printers, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Digital Proofing with Inkjet Printers, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

RELATIONSHIP OF 3D STRUCTURE OF PORE SPACE TO MANUFACTURING PROCESS AND PROPERTIES OF WOOD FIBER-BASED MATERIALS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

RELATIONSHIP OF 3D STRUCTURE OF PORE SPACE TO MANUFACTURING PROCESS AND PROPERTIES OF WOOD FIBER-BASED MATERIALS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Press Rebuilds for Improved Pressing Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Press Rebuilds for Improved Pressing Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Understanding and Addressing Varnish in Paper Machine Systems, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Understanding and Addressing Varnish in Paper Machine Systems, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Paper, the Fifth Color, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Paper, the Fifth Color, 2008 PAPERCON Conference