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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Practical ICC Profiling for Sheet-fed Printing, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Practical ICC Profiling for Sheet-fed Printing, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Wet-end Instrumentation and Control, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Wet-end Instrumentation and Control, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Active Dryer Control For Sheet Break Recovery, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Active Dryer Control For Sheet Break Recovery, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Compelling Case for Integrated Biorefineries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Compelling Case for Integrated Biorefineries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Water Release from Fractionated Stock Suspensions. 1. Effects of the Amounts and Types of Fiber Fines, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Water Release from Fractionated Stock Suspensions. 1. Effects of the Amounts and Types of Fiber Fines, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

The Greening of Papermaking: Environmental & Economic Payback, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

The Greening of Papermaking: Environmental & Economic Payback, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PIGMENT PROPERTIES, PAPER STRUCTURE AND THE SHOW-THROUGH OF PRINTED COLOUR, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PIGMENT PROPERTIES, PAPER STRUCTURE AND THE SHOW-THROUGH OF PRINTED COLOUR, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

FACTORS AFFECTING PAPERâ??S APPEARANCE, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

FACTORS AFFECTING PAPER’S APPEARANCE, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Comparison Between North American and Imported Sheet Fed Offset Printing Papers, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Comparison Between North American and Imported Sheet Fed Offset Printing Papers, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Donâ??â??t Blame Reduce Errors, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Don’’t Blame Reduce Errors, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Application of a Multivariable Control Technique on Supercalenders, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Application of a Multivariable Control Technique on Supercalenders, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Performance Excellence Roadmap, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Performance Excellence Roadmap, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

ENTER METAL BELT CALENDERS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

ENTER METAL BELT CALENDERS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Improved paper machine efficiency by innovative deposit control programs, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Improved paper machine efficiency by innovative deposit control programs, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Effects of Selective Addition of Papermaking Chemicals to Fines and Long Fibres on Strength and Runnability of Wet Paper, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Effects of Selective Addition of Papermaking Chemicals to Fines and Long Fibres on Strength and Runnability of Wet Paper, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

A New Technique for Stratified Forming, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

A New Technique for Stratified Forming, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Mill Manager Roundtable: Reliability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Mill Manager Roundtable: Reliability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Forming Section Water Handling Considerations, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Forming Section Water Handling Considerations, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Process Variables of Pulp Alkali Pretreatment, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Process Variables of Pulp Alkali Pretreatment, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Single nip presses and the benefits of innovative press fabric designs, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Single nip presses and the benefits of innovative press fabric designs, 2008 PAPERCON Conference