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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Corrugating Defect / Remedy Manual, Sixth Edition

Corrugating Defect / Remedy Manual, Sixth Edition

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Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

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Mechanics of Web Handling, The

Mechanics of Web Handling, The

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Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

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Principles of Wet End Chemistry

Principles of Wet End Chemistry

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Corrugated Adhesives Preparation, Fifth Edition

Corrugated Adhesives Preparation, Fifth Edition

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Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills

Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills

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Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process

Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process

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Mechanics of Rollers, The

Mechanics of Rollers, The

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The Pulp & Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series

The Pulp & Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series

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Corrugated Containers Manufacturing Process, The

Corrugated Containers Manufacturing Process, The

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The Bleaching of Pulp

The Bleaching of Pulp, Fifth Edition

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Starch and Starch Products for Wet End Application

Starch and Starch Products for Wet End Application

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Concrete Handbook: Practical Guide for Protecting and Improving the Durability of Concrete in Pulp and Paper Mills

Concrete Handbook: Practical Guide for Protecting and Improving the Durability of Concrete in Pulp and Paper Mills

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Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

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Kraft Recovery Boilers

Kraft Recovery Boilers

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Nonwovens: Theory, Process, Performance, and Testing

Nonwovens: Theory, Process, Performance, and Testing

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Introduction to Nonwovens

Introduction to Nonwovens

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The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide

The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide

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Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers

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