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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OPTIMIZING THE FLEXO PRINT QUALITY OF SINGLE COATED BOARD, PaperCon 2014

OPTIMIZING THE FLEXO PRINT QUALITY OF SINGLE COATED BOARD, PaperCon 2014

Flow analysis of paper machine clothing, PaperCon 2014

Flow analysis of paper machine clothing, PaperCon 2014

Molecular and Microscopic Level Understanding of Coating Strength, Papercon 2014

Molecular and Microscopic Level Understanding of Coating Strength, Papercon 2014

Opaque Polymers as Alternatives to TiO2 Pigment for Making White Aqueous Graphic Arts Inks, PaperCon 2014

Opaque Polymers as Alternatives to TiO2 Pigment for Making White Aqueous Graphic Arts Inks, PaperCon 2014

Getting Operations More Involved in Asset Management, PaperCon 2014

Getting Operations More Involved in Asset Management, PaperCon 2014

Profitability, Margin, and Costs: Developing a Cost Object Model to Improve Overall Business Effectiveness, PaperCon 2014

Profitability, Margin, and Costs - Developing a Cost Object Model to Improve Overall Business Effectiveness, PaperCon 2014

STICKIES REMOVAL CLEANING, PaperCon 2014(1)

STICKIES REMOVAL CLEANING, PaperCon 2014

LEUCOPHOR SKH LIQUID - NOVEL OPTICAL BRIGHTENER FOR COLORLOKÿ GRADES, PaperCon 2014

LEUCOPHOR SKH LIQUID - NOVEL OPTICAL BRIGHTENER FOR COLORLOKÿ GRADES, PaperCon 2014

MoveRoll Oy - RESULTS BY COOPERATION, PaperCon 2014

MoveRoll Oy - RESULTS BY COOPERATION, PaperCon 2014

Stora Enso Goes Mobile!: Efficiencies delivered to the operations at pulp and paper mills using mobile technology, PaperCon 2014

Stora Enso Goes Mobile!: Efficiencies delivered to the operations at pulp and paper mills using mobile technology, PaperCon 2014

Coating Operations CIG Roundtable - Recent Developments in Quality Control Systems, PaperCon 2014

Coating Operations CIG Roundtable - Recent Developments in Quality Control Systems, PaperCon 2014

QCS & Automation Services Solutions, PaperCon 2014

QCS & Automation Services Solutions, PaperCon 2014

Automated Stripe and Defect Marking Technologies Used to Improve Productivity and Profitability, PaperCon 2014

Automated Stripe and Defect Marking Technologies Used to Improve Productivity and Profitability, PaperCon 2014

Analytics of Big Data Improves Reliability A Case History of Zellstoff Celgar, PaperCon 2014

Analytics of Big Data Improves Reliability A Case History of Zellstoff Celgar, PaperCon 2014

USING PRESS NIP IMPULSE TO IMPROVE MACHINE EFFICIENCY, PaperCon 2014

USING PRESS NIP IMPULSE TO IMPROVE MACHINE EFFICIENCY, PaperCon 2014

EcoFill Lite Novel Engineered Cellulose for Significant Board Strength Gains, PaperCon 2014

EcoFill Lite Novel Engineered Cellulose for Significant Board Strength Gains, PaperCon 2014

DWR Portable Dynamic Water Retention unit, PaperCon 2014

DWR Portable Dynamic Water Retention unit, PaperCon 2014

Predictive Analytics 101 - Can you predict when your machines will fail?, PaperCon 2014

Predictive Analytics 101 - Can you predict when your machines will fail?, PaperCon 2014

A New Era in Mill Analytics: Easy and Effective Ways to Improve Production Management Decisions, PaperCon 2014

A New Era in Mill Analytics: Easy and Effective Ways to Improve Production Management Decisions, PaperCon 2014

PULP AND PAPER IT SOLUTIONS: REDUCE YOUR COST AND COMPROMISES, PaperCon 2014

PULP AND PAPER IT SOLUTIONS: REDUCE YOUR COST AND COMPROMISES, PaperCon 2014