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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Books
Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

Books
Industrial Environmental Control Pulp and Paper Industry, Second Edition, (Spanish)

Industrial Environmental Control Pulp and Paper Industry, Second Edition, (Spanish)

Books
Wood Quality Factors in Loblolly Pine

Wood Quality Factors in Loblolly Pine

Dictionary of Paper CD-ROM, Fifth Edition

Dictionary of Paper CD-ROM, Fifth Edition

Books
Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry Vision and Technology Road Map

Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry Vision and Technology Road Map

Books
How to Write What People Like to Read

How to Write What People Like to Read

Books
Pulp and Paper Testing

Pulp and Paper Testing

Polymeric Nanocomposites Enabled by Controlled Architecture Materials, 2005 PLACE Conference

Polymeric Nanocomposites Enabled by Controlled Architecture Materials, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Impact of Nanotechnology on Sustainable Forest Productivity, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

The Impact of Nanotechnology on Sustainable Forest Productivity, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Exploiting The Opportunities Offered By Nanotechnology In The Development New And Improved Paper And Board Products, 2007 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Exploiting The Opportunities Offered By Nanotechnology In The Development New And Improved Paper And Board Products, 2007 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

The Cellulose Nanocrystal Electro-optic Effect, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

The Cellulose Nanocrystal Electro-optic Effect, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Fitting Polymers to the Demands of the Wet End: A Subtle Balance of Interactions at the Nanoscale, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Fitting Polymers to the Demands of the Wet End: A Subtle Balance of Interactions at the Nanoscale, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) for Papermaking, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) for Papermaking, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Biodegradable Nanocomposites Reinforced With Cellulose Fibrils, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Biodegradable Nanocomposites Reinforced With Cellulose Fibrils, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Thin Film Printed Electronics on Paper Substrates

Thin Film Printed Electronics on Paper Substrates

The Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Materials Using Cellulose Nanocrystal as a Template and Reducing Agent, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

The Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Materials Using Cellulose Nanocrystal as a Template and Reducing Agent, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

NanoscaleNucleation of Celluloses in the Cellulose I Form During Isolation, Regeneration and in Cellulose IV, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

NanoscaleNucleation of Celluloses in the Cellulose I Form During Isolation, Regeneration and in Cellulose IV, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Bacterial Cellulose/Polyethylene Oxide Nanocomposites, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Bacterial Cellulose/Polyethylene Oxide Nanocomposites, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) for Papermaking and Surface Sizing, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) for Papermaking and Surface Sizing, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Piezoelectricity in Wood, Paper and Fibers, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Piezoelectricity in Wood, Paper and Fibers, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

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