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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Sources of Variability in Testing Absorptive Rate of Tissue Paper, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Sources of Variability in Testing Absorptive Rate of Tissue Paper, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Books
The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

Johnson & Johnson Triple bottom Line, PaperCon '09 Conference

Johnson & Johnson Triple bottom Line, PaperCon '09 Conference

Influence of Fatty Acid Content and Colloidal Organics on COF and Crepe Wrinkling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Influence of Fatty Acid Content and Colloidal Organics on COF and Crepe Wrinkling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

An Innovation Journey in Tissue Making: A Fractionation System for Controlling Ash and Fines in Whitewater, PaperCon 2010 Conference

An Innovation Journey in Tissue Making: A Fractionation System for Controlling Ash and Fines in Whitewater, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Multivariable Control and Energy Optimization of Tissue Machines, PaperCon '09 Conference

Multivariable Control and Energy Optimization of Tissue Machines, PaperCon '09 Conference

DEINKING IN TISSUE DEINKING LINES, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

DEINKING IN TISSUE DEINKING LINES, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Books
Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success

Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success

PREDICTING THE PERFORMANCE OF CREPING ADHESIVES, PaperCon 2010 Conference

PREDICTING THE PERFORMANCE OF CREPING ADHESIVES, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Books
Paper Recycling Vol. IV, Process Control & Mensuration

Paper Recycling Vol. IV, Process Control & Mensuration

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Recent Advance in Paper Recycling - Stickies

Recent Advance in Paper Recycling - Stickies

State of the Tissue Industry â?¢ 2011 and Onwards, 2011 PaperCon Conference

State of the Tissue Industry • 2011 and Onwards, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Forming Fabric Applications for Tissue Making, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Forming Fabric Applications for Tissue Making, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Modeling and Simulation of the Creping Process, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Modeling and Simulation of the Creping Process, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Paper Towel Absorptive Properties and Measurement using a Horizontal Gravimetric Device, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Paper Towel Absorptive Properties and Measurement using a Horizontal Gravimetric Device, 2011 PaperCon Conference

IR vs Nuclear Fiber Weight Measurement â?¢ Field Trial Results on Tissue, 2012 PaperCon Conference

IR vs Nuclear Fiber Weight Measurement • Field Trial Results on Tissue, 2012 PaperCon Conference

DIP Lines for Tissue Products: furnish variability, low energy impact and design flexibility, 2011 PEERS Conference

DIP Lines for Tissue Products: furnish variability, low energy impact and design flexibility, 2011 PEERS Conference

Experiences with Online Measurement of Tissue Weight Using Infrared Technology, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Experiences with Online Measurement of Tissue Weight Using Infrared Technology, 2012 PaperCon Conference

World Wildlife Fund: Building a future in which people live in harmony with nature, 2012 PEERS Conference

World Wildlife Fund: Building a future in which people live in harmony with nature, 2012 PEERS Conference

Combining Stickies Monitoring and Control in Recycling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Combining Stickies Monitoring and Control in Recycling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference