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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Market reports
US Lift Truck Market

US Lift Truck Market

Novel Method of Understanding the Softness of Tissue Paper, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Novel Method of Understanding the Softness of Tissue Paper, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Books
Drying Operation II, The - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Drying Operation II, The - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Charcterization Of Facial Tissue Softness, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

Charcterization Of Facial Tissue Softness, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Tailored Additives For the Creped Products Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informa

Tailored Additives For the Creped Products Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Novel Hydrophilic Softeners for Tissue and Towel Applications, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Novel Hydrophilic Softeners for Tissue and Towel Applications, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Paper and the Information Age, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings (power point)

Paper and the Information Age, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Alkaline Curing Wet Strength Additives, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Alkaline Curing Wet Strength Additives, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Application of Debonding Agents in Tissue Manufacturing, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Application of Debonding Agents in Tissue Manufacturing, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of a Wet-End Additive on the Components of Formation of Tissue, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of a Wet-End Additive on the Components of Formation of Tissue, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of Pulp Quality Variations on Tissue Product Properties, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of Pulp Quality Variations on Tissue Product Properties, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Exploring Tactile Properties of Tissue with Moire Interferometry, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Exploring Tactile Properties of Tissue with Moire Interferometry, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Complete Automation of Shipping Using ATLS, Automated Truck Loading System, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Complete Automation of Shipping Using ATLS, Automated Truck Loading System, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Market reports
The Future of Specialty Papers in North and South America: market forecasts to 2017

The Future of Specialty Papers in North and South America: market forecasts to 2017

Pulper Additive Maximizes Recycled Fiber Quality: Impact on Tissue Production

Pulper Additive Maximizes Recycled Fiber Quality: Impact on Tissue Production

Market reports
Ten-year Forecasts of Disruptive Technologies in Paper and Board to 2020

Ten-year Forecasts of Disruptive Technologies in Paper and Board to 2020

Market reports
NA Specialty and Value Added Paper Market Study

NA Specialty and Value Added Paper Market Study

Pulper Additive Maximizes Recycled Fiber Quality: Impact on Tissure Production, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Pulper Additive Maximizes Recycled Fiber Quality: Impact on Tissure Production, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Crepe Control Optimization to Improve Production Efficiency and Enhance Handfeel Softness, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Crepe Control Optimization to Improve Production Efficiency and Enhance Handfeel Softness, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Tissue Mill Performance of a Brominated Methylethylhydantoin Slimicide, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Tissue Mill Performance of a Brominated Methylethylhydantoin Slimicide, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings