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 [email protected]. 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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Metering Size Press Drying and Web Handling Systems, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Metering Size Press Drying and Web Handling Systems, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Studies and Selection of Containment Materials for High-Temperature Black Liquor Gasification, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Studies and Selection of Containment Materials for High-Temperature Black Liquor Gasification, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Optimizing Water Resistance of Polymeric/PigmentedLinerboard Coatings Using Pigmentsfor Linerboard Wax Replacement, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Optimizing Water Resistance of Polymeric/PigmentedLinerboard Coatings Using Pigmentsfor Linerboard Wax Replacement, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Establishing the Techniques to Relate Paper Machine Issues To Colloidal Microstickies, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Establishing the Techniques to Relate Paper Machine Issues To Colloidal Microstickies, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

The Correlation Between Coating Penetration and Coating Properties, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

The Correlation Between Coating Penetration and Coating Properties, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Parameters Affecting Coating Color Impact on the Travelling Sheet, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Parameters Affecting Coating Color Impact on the Travelling Sheet, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Impregnating Equipment and Methods, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Impregnating Equipment and Methods, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

How fibre dimensions influence refining response and paper properties - susing acacia and eucalypt as examples, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

How fibre dimensions influence refining response and paper properties - susing acacia and eucalypt as examples, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Application of Imaging Reflectometry To Studies of Print Mottle on Commercially Printed Coated Papers, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Application of Imaging Reflectometry To Studies of Print Mottle on Commercially Printed Coated Papers, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Black Liquor Enrichment with Petroleum Coke, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Black Liquor Enrichment with Petroleum Coke, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Decor Paper World Market for With Focu on Lamiante Flooring, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Lamiantes Sympoisum

Decor Paper World Market for With Focu on Lamiante Flooring, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Lamiantes Sympoisum

The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape on the In-plane Tensile Strength Properties ofKaolin-based Coating Layers, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape on the In-plane Tensile Strength Properties ofKaolin-based Coating Layers, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Using LCA to Evaluate the Environmental Foot Print of Laminate Products, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Using LCA to Evaluate the Environmental Foot Print of Laminate Products, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Extended Recovery Boiler Runtime Using Smart Sootblower, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Extended Recovery Boiler Runtime Using Smart Sootblower, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Online Measurement of Dirt Specks in Sheets, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Online Measurement of Dirt Specks in Sheets, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Economic Benefits of Utilizing MDO Films in Flexible Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Economic Benefits of Utilizing MDO Films in Flexible Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Biofuel Firing in Fluidized Bed Boilers - an Opportunity for Green Electricity, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Biofuel Firing in Fluidized Bed Boilers - an Opportunity for Green Electricity, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Active Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Active Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Webinars
Microbes in Papermaking: Do You Have a Problem

Microorganisms can thrive in papermaking systems when water, cellulose, starch, furnish and other additives combined at favorable pH and warm temperatures.

Webinars
Binders - Latex Introduction to Emulsion Polymerization

This Webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division and Binders & Additives Committee on March 22, 2012. The presenter is Mark Yanutola with the Omnova Performance Chemicals Division.