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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Events
PaperCon 2016 Conference Proceedings

All Full Conference registered attendees have access to the PaperCon proceedings which include handouts and audio recordings of all released sessions.

Events
2018 PaperCon

PaperCon 2018 will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

TAPPI News
Hannah Ubl to Deliver Keynote at PaperCon 2018

While many successful businesses understand that growth in today’s marketplace requires a global presence and, in turn, an understanding of other cultures, they still haven’t quite grasped an understanding of the multiple generations within their own organization. Attend Hannah Ubl’s keynote presentation at PaperCon 2018 and learn valuable tips and actionable solutions for your multi-generational workplace. 

TAPPI News
Paper Industry Gives Back to the Community at PaperCon 2018

Join your fellow paper professionals at PaperCon 2018 as they volunteer to package meals for families in need. Even seemingly small contributions can add up to a big impact.  Take action and be part of PaperCon’s Community Service Project on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.


Journal articles
PaperCon: In Tune for Sustainability, Agility and Profitability April 27-30

In Tune for Sustainability, Paper360º January/February 2014

Dry Strength Technology for Weight Reduction and Productivity in Packaging Grades, PaperCon 2013

Dry Strength Technology for Weight Reduction and Productivity in Packaging Grades, PaperCon 2013

Thoughts on Paper: Chips to Shipsâ?ŠConnecting the Supply Chain, PaperCon 2013

Thoughts on Paper: Chips to Ships…Connecting the Supply Chain, PaperCon 2013

Nip Considerations for Roll Presses, PaperCon 2013

Nip Considerations for Roll Presses, PaperCon 2013

Simulating the Formation of a Fiber Mat, PaperCon 2013

Simulating the Formation of a Fiber Mat, PaperCon 2013

ASSESSING LOW CONSISTENCY REFINING SYSTEMS, PaperCon 2013

ASSESSING LOW CONSISTENCY REFINING SYSTEMS, PaperCon 2013

Packaging 2020: Innventia Global Outlook, PaperCon 2013

Packaging 2020: Innventia Global Outlook, PaperCon 2013

Introduction to High Throughput Research Applied to Coatings, PaperCon 2013

Introduction to High Throughput Research Applied to Coatings, PaperCon 2013

A Study of the Interaction between Shoe Press Sleeves and Press Fabrics, PaperCon 2013

A Study of the Interaction between Shoe Press Sleeves and Press Fabrics, PaperCon 2013

Optimizing Opacity With Calcined Clay, PaperCon 2013

Optimizing Opacity With Calcined Clay, PaperCon 2013

Utilizing Dryer Section Energy Audits with PI Data Monitoring to Find and Sustain Energy Savings, PaperCon 2013

Utilizing Dryer Section Energy Audits with PI Data Monitoring to Find and Sustain Energy Savings, PaperCon 2013

Steam Showers for Multi-Ply Board Machines, PaperCon 2013

Steam Showers for Multi-Ply Board Machines, PaperCon 2013

LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN HEADBOX TECHNOLOGY FOR FOURDRINIER AND HYBRID FORMING APPLICATIONS, PaperCon 2013

LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN HEADBOX TECHNOLOGY FOR FOURDRINIER AND HYBRID FORMING APPLICATIONS, PaperCon 2013

How To Conduct A Paper Machine Energy Evaluation, PaperCon 2013

How To Conduct A Paper Machine Energy Evaluation, PaperCon 2013

Dynamic Water Retention Properties of Biobased Latex Containing Coating Colors, PaperCon 2013

Dynamic Water Retention Properties of Biobased Latex Containing Coating Colors, PaperCon 2013

More Tons, Better Tons, and Cheaper Tons with Enzymatic Fiber Modification, PaperCon 2013

More Tons, Better Tons, and Cheaper Tons with Enzymatic Fiber Modification, PaperCon 2013