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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B2B Customer Insight: The Proven Path to Growth

B2B Customer Insight: The Proven Path to Growth

Enhanced Composite Board Curing and Performance via Nano Clays, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical (1)

Enhanced Composite Board Curing and Performance via Nano Clays, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Market reports
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TAPPI Industry Compensation Survey

Journal articles
Polymeric nanofibers and nanofiber webs: a new class of nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (581KB)

Polymeric nanofibers and nanofiber webs: a new class of nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (581KB)

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Nano-synergy boosts printing performance, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (101KB)

Nano-synergy boosts printing performance, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (101KB)

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Steam savings from nanochemistry, Solutions!, November 2004, Vol. 87(11) (130KB)

Steam savings from nanochemistry, Solutions!, November 2004, Vol. 87(11) (130KB)

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Nano Chemistry and the Power of "Z" Give Printers an Edge, Solutions!, December 2005, Vol. 88(12) (160 KB)

Nano Chemistry and the Power of "Z" Give Printers an Edge, Solutions!, December 2005, Vol. 88(12) (160 KB)

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Incorporation of electrospun nanofibers into functional structures, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2004, Vol. 13(2) (702KB)

Incorporation of electrospun nanofibers into functional structures, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2004, Vol. 13(2) (702KB)

Magazine articles
Nanotechnology for Forest Product, Part 1, Solutions!, July 2005, Vol. 88(7) (276KB)

Nanotechnology for Forest Product, Part 1, Solutions!, July 2005, Vol. 88(7) (276KB)

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Coating Pigments: From Size and Shape to Nanotech, Solutions!, September 2005, Vol. 88(9) (152 KB)

Coating Pigments: From Size and Shape to Nanotech, Solutions!, September 2005, Vol. 88(9) (152 KB)

Nanotechnology â?¢A Northern Perspective, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology •A Northern Perspective, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Conference papers
Nanotechnology for Paper Recycling, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology(1)

Nanotechnology for Paper Recycling, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Magazine articles
Nanotechnology for Forest Products, PART 2, Solutions!, August 2005, Vol. 88(8) (408KB)

Nanotechnology for Forest Products, PART 2, Solutions!, August 2005, Vol. 88(8) (408KB)

Conference papers
Synthesis of Hollow TiO2: Towards a Fundamental Understanding of the Relationship between Filler Morphology and Performance, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Synthesis of Hollow TiO2: Towards a Fundamental Understanding of the Relationship between Filler Morphology and Performance, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Market reports
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Premium Access for Non-participant

Books
Quality Improvement Team Handbook

Quality Improvement Team Handbook

Magazine articles
Nanotechnology conference targets research options, Solution

Nanotechnology conference targets research options, Solutions!, February 2005, Vol. 88(2) (117KB)

Books
Safety is Easy as PI

Safety is Easy as PI

Conference papers
Stable Top-Gate Organic Field-Effect Transistors, 15 NANO

Stable Top-Gate Organic Field-Effect Transistors on Cellulose Nanocrystal Substrates [Electronics III], 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Cellulose Nanocrystals and Nanofibers for Renewable Active M

Cellulose Nanocrystals and Nanofibers for Renewable Active Materials, 2015 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials