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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Conference papers
Nanolayer Polymeric Optical Films, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Nanolayer Polymeric Optical Films, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites: One Way to Improve the 11 Barrier Properties of Polymers Used in Packaging, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites: One Way to Improve the 11 Barrier Properties of Polymers Used in Packaging, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Calculation of Effective Diffusion and Solubility Coefficients in Non-Fickian Materials, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Calculation of Effective Diffusion and Solubility Coefficients in Non-Fickian Materials, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Nanotechnology Functionality in Flexible Packaging; New Methods of Manufacturing, The PLACE, December 2006

Nanotechnology Functionality in Flexible Packaging; New Methods of Manufacturing, The PLACE, December 2006

Introduction to Layered Silicate Nanocomposites, 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Introduction to Layered Silicate Nanocomposites, 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Benefits and Performance Mechanism of Fine, Treated Calcium Carbonate in Blown Polyethylene Films, 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Benefits and Performance Mechanism of Fine, Treated Calcium Carbonate in Blown Polyethylene Films, 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

A New Multi Component Organic/Inorganic System, the Path Forward for Microparticle Technology, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

A New Multi Component Organic/Inorganic System, the Path Forward for Microparticle Technology, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Effect of Nanoparticles in Wood Containing Furnishes: Part 2, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Effect of Nanoparticles in Wood Containing Furnishes: Part 2, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Nanotechnology in Practice: Improving Machine Performance in a Newsprint Mill, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Nanotechnology in Practice: Improving Machine Performance in a Newsprint Mill, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Effect Of Nanoparticles In Wood Containing Furnishes, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Effect Of Nanoparticles In Wood Containing Furnishes, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Effects of System Closure on Retention Aids for SC-Grade Manufacture, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Effects of System Closure on Retention Aids for SC-Grade Manufacture, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

Magazine articles
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)

Journal articles
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)

Magazine articles
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)

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