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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Paper & Board Testing Labs

Item Code: ELN-011

Pulp Manufacturing Technology

Item Code: ELN-003

Overview of U.S. and Global Pulp & Paper Industry

Item Code: ELN-003.2

Paper Coating Technology

Item Code: ELN-007

High Pressure Showers and Cleaning Chemicals

Item Code: ELN-009.38

Sulfite Recovery Systems

Item Code: ELN-004.10

Wet End Effects on Product Properties

Item Code: ELN-009.5

Starch Preparation & Handling

Item Code: ELN-009.46

Making the Paper Machine Run Cleaner

Item Code: ELN-006.17

Environmental Control(2)

Item Code: ELN-005

Box Plant Basics - Flexo Folder-Gluers

Item Code: ELC-010

Pulp and Paper Process Review III

Item Code: ELN-005.5

Summary of Wet End Optimization

Item Code: ELN-009.32

Review of Headbox Operations I,II

Item Code: ELN-009.11

Kraft Pulping Variable and Trends

Item Code: ELN-003.12

Latex Binders: Part 1

Item Code: ELN-007.12

Cleaning Operations

Item Code: ELN-009.9

PB Paper Bag Co. has a Wet-End Tolerance Problem

Item Code: ELN-006.25

Ash Measurement

Item Code: ELN-011.6