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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Papermakers Who Care About Energy, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conferen(1)

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

Robotic Applications in the Pulp & Paper industry, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Robotic Applications in the Pulp & Paper industry, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Mill Experience With GRIâ??s Fibrous / Engineered Fillers (power point) 07PAP25

Fibrous/Engineered Fillers-A New Paradigm for the Forest and Paper Industry: (Project sponsored by the Department of Energy D.O.E.), 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Paper Machine Optimization: Measurement and Diagnostic Investigation Case Histories, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Paper Machine Optimization: Measurement and Diagnostic Investigation Case Histories, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reducing Mill Energy Costs Using Pinch Analysis and apiMAX(TM) Process Simulator, 2003 Fall Technical Conference

Reducing Mill Energy Costs Using Pinch Analysis and apiMAX(TM) Process Simulator, 2003 Fall Technical Conference

Energy Savings With Embedded Solutions, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Energy Savings With Embedded Solutions, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Design for Maintainability, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Design for Maintainability, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Energy Cost Savings Track Wrap-Up Session - Roundtable Discussion

Energy Cost Savings Track Wrap-Up Session - Roundtable Discussion

Dilution Profiling Headboxes-A Design and Performance Review, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Dilution Profiling Headboxes-A Design and Performance Review, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Constrained Model Predictive Control for Cross Directional Control-Some Practical Examples, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Constrained Model Predictive Control for Cross Directional Control-Some Practical Examples, 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

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

Variance Partition Analysis-Starting Point for Profile Optimization, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Variance Partition Analysis-Starting Point for Profile Optimization, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Variability Reduction Through Process Analysis Methods, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Variability Reduction Through Process Analysis Methods, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Improve Quality and Reduce Cost-How to be Successful With Online Charge Measurement & Control, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Improve Quality and Reduce Cost-How to be Successful With Online Charge Measurement & Control, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Water Handling Nip vs. Uhle, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Water Handling Nip vs. Uhle, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

QCS: Commodity or Not?, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

QCS: Commodity or Not?, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Tracking KPI's Across Plants, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Tracking KPI's Across Plants, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Steam System Design Update, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Steam System Design Update, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Mineral Surface Treatment Using Existing Size Press Technology, The Size Press Filling Concept, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Mineral Surface Treatment Using Existing Size Press Technology, The Size Press Filling Concept, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference