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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2011 NETInc Conference Proceedings

2011 NETInc Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
New Family of Felt Structures Show Improved Press Section Pe

New Family of Felt Structures Show Improved Press Section Performance and Higher Solids, 2015 PaperCon Conference

2015 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2015 PEERS Conference Proceedings

2009 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2009 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

13th European PLACE Conference Proceedings

13th European PLACE Conference Proceedings

2010 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings Book set

2010 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings Book set

2013 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2010 PEERS and 9th Research Forum on Recycling Conference Proceedings

2010 PEERS and 9th Research Forum on Recycling Conference Proceedings

2013 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

PAPERCON 2011 Conference Proceedings

PAPERCON 2011 Conference Proceedings

2008 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings

2008 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings

2012 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2012 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings Flashdrive

2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings Flashdrive

2010 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2010 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2008 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings

2008 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings

2009 Int'l Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2009 Int'l Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

Events
FPS International Conference on Wood Adhesives

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Events
2017 FPS International Non-Destructive Testing Symposium

Save the Date for FPS Non-Destructive Testing Symposium

Events
2017 PEERS/IBBC

2017 PEERS/IBBC Conference - Registration Coming Soon

Events
2017 CorrExpo

The 2017 event will be located at the Rhode Island Convention Center and the Omni Providence Hotel.

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