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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Driving Profitability With Model Predictive Control Applications, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Driving Profitability With Model Predictive Control Applications, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Multivariable Predictive Controllers on the Rise, How and Why?, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Multivariable Predictive Controllers on the Rise, How and Why?, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Paper Improvements for Inkjet and Laser Printing, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Paper Improvements for Inkjet and Laser Printing, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Experiences With Dilution Profiling Headboxes in Weyerhaeuser Mills, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Experiences With Dilution Profiling Headboxes in Weyerhaeuser Mills, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Optimizing Your Refiners-A Six-Step Process, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Optimizing Your Refiners-A Six-Step Process, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Papermakers Who Care About Energy, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Papermakers Who Care About Energy, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Improved Quality Through Innovative Wet End Solutions, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Improved Quality Through Innovative Wet End Solutions, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Numerical Computation of the Folgar-Tucker Constant for a Linear Contraction Headbox, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Numerical Computation of the Folgar-Tucker Constant for a Linear Contraction Headbox, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Model Predictive Control of Paper Quality Parameters, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Model Predictive Control of Paper Quality Parameters, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

The Specular Reflectance of Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

The Specular Reflectance of Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability and Maintenance-The Partnership Between Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability and Maintenance-The Partnership Between Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Optimizing Shoe Press Clothing-Use All Your Tools, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Optimizing Shoe Press Clothing-Use All Your Tools, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

The Effect of Nozzle Shape on Fiber Orientation Inside the Headbox, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

The Effect of Nozzle Shape on Fiber Orientation Inside the Headbox, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability Education-Building Your Bench Strength, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability Education-Building Your Bench Strength, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Successfully Competing in the New North American Paper Industry, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Successfully Competing in the New North American Paper Industry, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Model-Based Predictive Adaptive Control of Pulp & Paper Mill Processes, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Model-Based Predictive Adaptive Control of Pulp & Paper Mill Processes, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Improving Runnability and Paper Quality with High-Resolution and Ultrasonic Testing, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Improving Runnability and Paper Quality with High-Resolution and Ultrasonic Testing, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Press Optimization-Suction Roll Covers in Cluster Presses, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Press Optimization-Suction Roll Covers in Cluster Presses, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Automatic Control of Dryer Drainage, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Automatic Control of Dryer Drainage, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Hood, Air, and Heat Recovery Systems Savings Opportunities in the Dryer Section, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Hood, Air, and Heat Recovery Systems Savings Opportunities in the Dryer Section, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference