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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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

Dryer Rebuild Considerations, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Dryer Rebuild Considerations, 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

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

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

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

Chemical Cost Saving Using Multivariate Optimisation, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Chemical Cost Saving Using Multivariate Optimisation, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Comparative Study Between a New Verity Topography Measurement Device to Parker Print Surf and Emveco Instruments Evaluating Base Sheet and Subsequent Air Knife & Blade Coating, and Calendering, 20

Comparative Study Between a New Verity Topography Measurement Device to Parker Print Surf and Emveco Instruments Evaluating Base Sheet and Subsequent Air Knife & Blade Coating, and Calendering, 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

Considerations for a Cost Effective Dryer Section Rebuild, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Considerations for a Cost Effective Dryer Section Rebuild, 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

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

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

Energy Cost Savings Track Wrap-Up Session - Roundtable Discussion

Energy Cost Savings Track Wrap-Up Session - Roundtable Discussion

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

Considerations for a Stationary Siphon Conversion, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Considerations for a Stationary Siphon Conversion, 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

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 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

Tutorial: Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry-Selections From a TAPPI Course, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Tutorial: Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry-Selections From a TAPPI Course, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference