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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Advances in Shoe Press Sleeve Design and Material, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Advances in Shoe Press Sleeve Design and Material, 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

Effect of Agitation Geometry on Measurement of Drainage Resistance Coefficients, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Effect of Agitation Geometry on Measurement of Drainage Resistance Coefficients, 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

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

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

Increasing Whiteness: The Key is in Your Hands, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Increasing Whiteness: The Key is in Your Hands, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Emveco Smoothness Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Emveco Smoothness Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Evaluation of a Fractionating Saveall, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Evaluation of a Fractionating Saveall, 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

Experiences of CD Control With Dilution Headboxes, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Experiences of CD Control With Dilution Headboxes, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Global Paper Machine Efficiency Standard, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Global Paper Machine Efficiency Standard, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Improved Dryer Drainage with Manage Differential Pressure Control, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Improved Dryer Drainage with Manage Differential Pressure Control, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output CD Control Applications Practical Aspects, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output CD Control Applications Practical Aspects, 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

Dilution Retrofits on Different Headboxes, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Dilution Retrofits on Different Headboxes, 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

Pump Optimization: A New Avenue to Profit Maximization, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Pump Optimization: A New Avenue to Profit Maximization, 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

Energy Track Wrap-Up Session, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Energy Track Wrap-Up Session, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference