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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US Lift Truck Market

US Lift Truck Market

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Worldwide Packaging Board Market

Worldwide Packaging Board Market

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Rigid Plastics Packaging - Cups/ Tubs/ Trays/ Clamshells

Rigid Plastics Packaging - Cups/ Tubs/ Trays/ Clamshells

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Worldwide Folding Carton Market: Forecast to 2017

Worldwide Folding Carton Market: Forecast to 2017

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Worldwide Commerical Printing Market

Worldwide Commerical Printing Market

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Residual Management at SSCCâ??s Stevenson Mill, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information;

Residual Management at SSCC’s Stevenson Mill, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Multivariate SPC for Sulfite Batch Control, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Multivariate SPC for Sulfite Batch Control, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Testing the Recyclability of Wax-Treated Corrugated Containers: A Comparison of Bench- and Pilot-Scale Methods, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Testing the Recyclability of Wax-Treated Corrugated Containers: A Comparison of Bench- and Pilot-Scale Methods, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Soda-AQ Pulping of Cotton Stalks, 2001 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Soda-AQ Pulping of Cotton Stalks, 2001 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Risk-Based Management of Metals Associated with Pulp and Paper Residuals, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Ele

Risk-Based Management of Metals Associated with Pulp and Paper Residuals, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Conference papers
Preliminary Investigation into Factors Affecting Second Critical Solids Black Liquor Scaling, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Preliminary Investigation into Factors Affecting Second Critical Solids Black Liquor Scaling, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Norms and Standards Europe, 1997 Asian Laminates Symposium Proceedings

Norms and Standards Europe, 1997 Asian Laminates Symposium Proceedings

Refining System Optimization: A Simple Six-Step Process, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Refining System Optimization: A Simple Six-Step Process, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of Chemical Pretreatments of Never-Dried Pulp on the Strength of Recycled Linerboard, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of Chemical Pretreatments of Never-Dried Pulp on the Strength of Recycled Linerboard, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Dryer Section Troubleshooting, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings (power point)

Dryer Section Troubleshooting, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Wear Resistant Overlay for Flooring - Market and Technology, 1997 Asian Laminates Symposium Proceedings

Wear Resistant Overlay for Flooring - Market and Technology, 1997 Asian Laminates Symposium Proceedings

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Paper Recycling Poster

Paper Recycling Poster

Closed Loop Whitewater Treatment for Corrugating Medium, 1995 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Closed Loop Whitewater Treatment for Corrugating Medium, 1995 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Mechanical Properties of Gridcore (TM) Panels (FPL Spaceboard) Made from Compositions of Recycled Corrugated, Newsprint and Kenaf, 1995 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Mechanical Properties of Gridcore (TM) Panels (FPL Spaceboard) Made from Compositions of Recycled Corrugated, Newsprint and Kenaf, 1995 Recycling Symposium Proceedings