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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Roll Handling and Wrapping

Item Code: ELC-014.5

Paper Coating Ingredients

Item Code: ELC-013.8

Wet End Edge Trimming

Item Code: ELC-015.9

Web Guiding and Spreading

Web Guiding and Spreading

Under-Machine Repulpers

Item Code: ELC-011.6

Sheet Formation

Item Code: ELC-015.7

Wet End Chemistry - Papermaking Process Additives

Item Code: ELC-012.4

Paper Machine Winding Basics

Item Code: ELC-014.3

Designing Paper Machine Foundations to Control Vibrations -

Designing Paper Machine Foundations to Control Vibrations - Short Course Highlights, 1994 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Paper Machine Reel Systems

Item Code: ELC-013.10

Pulp Drying and Baling

Item Code: ELC-014.4

Paper Coating Operations

Item Code: ELC-013.9

Wet Edge Control

Item Code: ELC-015.8

Paper Machine Twin-Wire Formers

Item Code: ELC-015.6

Wet End Chemistry Basics

Item Code: ELC-012.5

Starch Cooking

Item Code: ELC-012.2

Paper Machine Winder Slitting

Item Code: ELC-014.2

Tail Threading

Item Code: ELC-013.11

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

Item Code: ELN-006.25