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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Adhesive Testing of Chemical Additives Applied to Yankee Dryers, 1990 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Adhesive Testing of Chemical Additives Applied to Yankee Dryers, 1990 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Computer Optimized Experimental Design (COED) Study of Glass Fiber Handsheet Properties as They Relate to Production Parameters, 1994 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Computer Optimized Experimental Design (COED) Study of Glass Fiber Handsheet Properties as They Relate to Production Parameters, 1994 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

High Resolution, Broad Range Particle Size Distribution Analyses in Air, Aqueous, and Non-Aqueous Media, 1994 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

High Resolution, Broad Range Particle Size Distribution Analyses in Air, Aqueous, and Non-Aqueous Media, 1994 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Color Quality Optimization at the Printing Press: On-line Controls for Paper Mill, Coater, and Pressroom, 1996 New Printing Technologies Symposium Proceedings

Color Quality Optimization at the Printing Press: On-line Controls for Paper Mill, Coater, and Pressroom, 1996 New Printing Technologies Symposium Proceedings

Needlepunched Treated Cotton Fibers With Enhanced Absorbancy, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Needlepunched Treated Cotton Fibers With Enhanced Absorbancy, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Compostable Nonwovens From Cotton/Cellulose Acetate Blends, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Compostable Nonwovens From Cotton/Cellulose Acetate Blends, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Achieving ISO 9002 Certification, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Achieving ISO 9002 Certification, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Geotextile Trends and Developments, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Geotextile Trends and Developments, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Hydroentangled Unbleached Cotton, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Hydroentangled Unbleached Cotton, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Fibres for Nonwovens Supplied by Svenska Rayon AB, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Fibres for Nonwovens Supplied by Svenska Rayon AB, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Biodegradation and Plasticization of Cellulose Acetate, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Biodegradation and Plasticization of Cellulose Acetate, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Session 9. Panel Discussion: â??Weight of Scientific Evidenceâ? Approach Shows Fiber Glass Presents Little Public Health Risk, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Session 9. Panel Discussion: "Weight of Scientific Evidence" Approach Shows Fiber Glass Presents Little Public Health Risk, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Selection, Application and Function of Whitewater Chemicals in the Wet Lay Process, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Selection, Application and Function of Whitewater Chemicals in the Wet Lay Process, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Thermal Point Bonding-Mechanism and Fundamentals, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Thermal Point Bonding-Mechanism and Fundamentals, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Communication 2000- Visions and Strategies, 1996 New Printing Technologies Symposium Proceedings

Communication 2000- Visions and Strategies, 1996 New Printing Technologies Symposium Proceedings

Improvement of Air Filtration Efficiency Using Meltblown Electrets, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Improvement of Air Filtration Efficiency Using Meltblown Electrets, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Practical Inspection Systems for Non-Woven Diaper Liner Fabrics, 1994 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Practical Inspection Systems for Non-Woven Diaper Liner Fabrics, 1994 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Review of Phase Change Ink Jet Technology, 1996 New Printing Technologies Symposium Proceedings

Review of Phase Change Ink Jet Technology, 1996 New Printing Technologies Symposium Proceedings

Impact of New Printing Technologies on the Converting Industry, 1996 New Printing Technologies Symposium Proceedings

Impact of New Printing Technologies on the Converting Industry, 1996 New Printing Technologies Symposium Proceedings

Preliminary Studies on Tensile Strength of Wet Laid Glass Microfiber Sheet, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Preliminary Studies on Tensile Strength of Wet Laid Glass Microfiber Sheet, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings