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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Hollow Dots-A Web Offset Printing Phenomenon on Coated Paper, 1996 International Printing & Graphic Arts Conference Proceedings

Hollow Dots-A Web Offset Printing Phenomenon on Coated Paper, 1996 International Printing & Graphic Arts Conference Proceedings

Hot Melt Adhesives Used in the Feminine Hygiene Market Asia-Pacific, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hot Melt Adhesives Used in the Feminine Hygiene Market Asia-Pacific, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

High-Speed Automated Optical Sorting of Recovered Paper, 2000 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

High-Speed Automated Optical Sorting of Recovered Paper, 2000 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
HOW BRAZILIAN PULP MILLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE?, 2015

HOW BRAZILIAN PULP MILLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE?, 2015 IBBC

Holistic Pump System Designs, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Holistic Pump System Designs, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Standards
Hot water extractable acidity or alkalinity of paper, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 428 om-13

Hot water extractable acidity or alkalinity of paper, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 428 om-13

HIGH-YIELD PRODUCTION STRATEGY FOR HARDWOOD KRAFT PULPS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

HIGH-YIELD PRODUCTION STRATEGY FOR HARDWOOD KRAFT PULPS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Conference papers
Hot Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching â?? A Modified Approach, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Hot Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching – A Modified Approach, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Hoods and Dryer Air Systems

Item Code: ELN-009.42

Journal articles
Hot Soft Calendering: Effect on Surface Finish and Printabil

Hot Soft Calendering: Effect on Surface Finish and Printability of Paper, 1990 International Printing & Graphic Arts Conference Proceedings

Public outreach
How are Trees Grown for Paper?

How are Trees Grown for Paper?

Public outreach
How Is Paper Recycled?

How Is Paper Recycled?

Conference papers
High-Purity Infrared Technology: A Converter's Edge, 1991 Po

High-Purity Infrared Technology: A Converter's Edge, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

High-vacuum dewatering of newsprint, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1996, Vol. 79(9)

High-vacuum dewatering of newsprint, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1996, Vol. 79(9)

High-yield Pulp in Tissue and Towel, PaperCon 2016

High-yield Pulp in Tissue and Towel, PaperCon 2016

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