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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Control of Biofil in Alkaline White Water Systems with Chlorine Dioxide, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Control of Biofil in Alkaline White Water Systems with Chlorine Dioxide, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effects of White Water Closure on the Physical Properties of Linerboard, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effects of White Water Closure on the Physical Properties of Linerboard, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Improving Bleached Kraft Pulp Production via Integrated Kraft Pulping and O-Delignification Technologies, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including P

Improving Bleached Kraft Pulp Production via Integrated Kraft Pulping and O-Delignification Technologies, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

New Clathrate Hydrates for Second Generation Freeze Concentration Applicaiton in Paper Industry, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Clathrate Hydrates for Second Generation Freeze Concentration Applicaiton in Paper Industry, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Do You Know Where Your Quality Is?, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Do You Know Where Your Quality Is?, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Information & Knowledge Management-Strategic Tools for Success, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Information & Knowledge Management-Strategic Tools for Success, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Determining Printablility of Liner-Board Manufactured for Postprint Converters Using Water-Based Flexo-Graphic Ink, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Determining Printablility of Liner-Board Manufactured for Postprint Converters Using Water-Based Flexo-Graphic Ink, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Accelerating Culture Change to the Year 2000, 1993 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Accelerating Culture Change to the Year 2000, 1993 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Pressing Operation, The - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Pressing Operation, The - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Measuring Water Induced Roughening of LWC Paper and Its Effect on Printed Gloss, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Measuring Water Induced Roughening of LWC Paper and Its Effect on Printed Gloss, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Role of Scale of Formation In Monitoring Papermachine CD Variability of Formation, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Role of Scale of Formation In Monitoring Papermachine CD Variability of Formation, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Books
Stock Preparation I - The Thick Stock System - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Stock Preparation I - The Thick Stock System - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Recent Developments in Stickies Measurement Standardization, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Recent Developments in Stickies Measurement Standardization, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Test for Assessing Liner Printability, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Test for Assessing Liner Printability, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Methods for Evalauating Formation, Print Unevenness and Gloss Variations Developed at STFI, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Methods for Evalauating Formation, Print Unevenness and Gloss Variations Developed at STFI, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Videos
Wood Fibers and Paper Structure - Practical Papermaking Series CD-ROM

Wood Fibers and Paper Structure - Practical Papermaking Series CD-ROM

Environmentally Benign PSA Stamps, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Environmentally Benign PSA Stamps, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Quality Data Distribution Utilizing Intranet Technology, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Quality Data Distribution Utilizing Intranet Technology, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Use of The U.S. Forest Products Laboratory's Image Analysis Protocol in Evaluation of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA), 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Use of The U.S. Forest Products Laboratory's Image Analysis Protocal in Evaluation of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA), 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Working with Paper Suppliers Towards Excellence, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Working with Paper Suppliers Towards Excellence, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings