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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Formsoft - An Optimized Tissue Forming Fabric, PaperCon 2014

Formsoft - An Optimized Tissue Forming Fabric, PaperCon 2014

Accelÿ On-the-run Fabric Cleaning for High Speed Machines, PaperCon 2014

Accelÿ On-the-run Fabric Cleaning for High Speed Machines, PaperCon 2014

The Worldâ??s Recovered Paper Supply for Tissue Manufacturing, PaperCon 2014

The World’s Recovered Paper Supply for Tissue Manufacturing, PaperCon 2014

Improving Water Absorbency Property of Tissue Products, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Improving Water Absorbency Property of Tissue Products, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Emergency Replacement of a Yankee Dryer, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Emergency Replacement of a Yankee Dryer, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Through Air Drying of Tissue and Towel, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Through Air Drying of Tissue and Towel, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

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

Books
Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (3rd Edition)

Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (3rd Edition)

Books
The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do.

The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do.

Considerations For The Use of Nonwood Raw Materials for Tissue Manufacture, PaperCon 2013

Considerations For The Use of Nonwood Raw Materials for Tissue Manufacture, PaperCon 2013

Key Factors for Enhanced Converting Performance, PaperCon 2013

Key Factors for Enhanced Converting Performance, PaperCon 2013

Yankee Doctor Considerations for Improved Yankee Safety and Reliability, PaperCon 2013

Yankee Doctor Considerations for Improved Yankee Safety and Reliability, PaperCon 2013

PROCESS AIR FILTRATION for TISSUE CONVERTING, PaperCon 2013

PROCESS AIR FILTRATION for TISSUE CONVERTING, PaperCon 2013

Journal articles
Eucalyptus fibers and Tissue, PaperCon 2013

Eucalyptus fibers and Tissue, PaperCon 2013

RELIABILITY BEST PRACTICES IN THE GLOBAL TISSUE INDUSTRY, PaperCon 2013

RELIABILITY BEST PRACTICES IN THE GLOBAL TISSUE INDUSTRY, PaperCon 2013

Development of Calcium Carbonate Applications In the Tissue and Non-woven Industry, PaperCon 2013

Development of Calcium Carbonate Applications In the Tissue and Non-woven Industry, PaperCon 2013

Improved Quality Assurance Utilizing Optical 3D Surface Measurement and Color Visualization, PaperCon 2013

Improved Quality Assurance Utilizing Optical 3D Surface Measurement and Color Visualization, PaperCon 2013

PrimeDry Steel Tissue machineâ??s â??HeartofSteelâ?, PaperCon 2013

PrimeDry Steel Tissue machine’s “HeartofSteel”, PaperCon 2013

Advanced Belt Winding for Improved Converting Efficiency, PaperCon 2014

Advanced Belt Winding for Improved Converting Efficiency, PaperCon 2014

Creating a Cross-Functional Culture of Innovation, PaperCon 2014

Creating a Cross-Functional Culture of Innovation, PaperCon 2014