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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Advanced Transport Planning: An Integrated Component of Supply Chain Planning and Execution, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Advanced Transport Planning: An Integrated Component of Supply Chain Planning and Execution, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Starch Mixing System, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Starch Mixing System, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Strategy Deployment â?¢ Hoshin Kanri Project Matrix, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Strategy Deployment • Hoshin Kanri Project Matrix, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Delivery of Color, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Delivery of Color, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Automatic â?¢ Centralized â?¢ Anilox Roll Cleaning, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Automatic • Centralized • Anilox Roll Cleaning, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Flute Sheld, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Flute Sheld, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Preprint Volume on Demand: Raising Print Quality Whilst Preprint Volume on Demand:, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Preprint Volume on Demand: Raising Print Quality Whilst Preprint Volume on Demand:, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

The Evolution of Corrugated Flexo from Water Based to UV Printing, 2013 CorrExpo Conference (power point) 13cor05

The Evolution of Corrugated Flexo from Water Based to UV Printing, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Another Step Forward in Starch Consumption Savings, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Another Step Forward in Starch Consumption Savings, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

KleenPlate, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

KleenPlate, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Nanocellulose Materials for Packaging, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Nanocellulose Materials for Packaging, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Automatan AutoStak, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Automatan AutoStak, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Unambiguous Conclusions of the Pamarco EFlo Extended Cell Shape Performance, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Unambiguous Conclusions of the Pamarco EFlo Extended Cell Shape Performance, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

RETAIL READY PACKAGING: Optimizing The Shelf Ready Packaging Design, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

RETAIL READY PACKAGING: Optimizing The Shelf Ready Packaging Design, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Why Lean Hasnâ??t Worked In Corrugated Industry, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Why Lean Hasn’t Worked In Corrugated Industry, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Truly Human Leadership: People, Purpose and Performance, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Truly Human Leadership: People, Purpose and Performance, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Pin to Optimize Process, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Pin to Optimize Process, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Box Compression for Copy Paper Boxes â?¢ Applying McKeeâ??s Formula, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Box Compression for Copy Paper Boxes • Applying McKee’s Formula, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

How To Establish And Implement An Energy Management System For Realizing Energy Cost Savings, 2013 CorrExpo Conference (power point)

How To Establish And Implement An Energy Management System For Realizing Energy Cost Savings, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Corrugator Glue Machine, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Corrugator Glue Machine, 2013 CorrExpo Conference