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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Magazine articles
Researcherâ??s toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Researcher’s toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

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Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE, December 2001 SOLUTIONS! [01DECSO11.pdf]

People on the move, Solutions!, December 2001, Vol. 84(12)

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Nonwovens patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Nonwovens patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

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NETWORKING FOCUS: Managing the Message: Environmental Communications, December 2001 SOLUTIONS! [01DECSO33.pdf]

Managing the message: Environmental communications, Solutions!, December 2001, Vol. 84(12)

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ï¿ŒEUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE: To live in â??interestingâ? times December 2001 SOLUTIONS! [01DECSO09.pdf]

To live in interesting times, Solutions!, December 2001, Vol. 84(12)

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What ever happened to the "great diaper wars?", Solutions!, December 2001, Vol. 84(12)

What ever happened to the "great diaper wars?", Solutions!, December 2001, Vol. 84(12)

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Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

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LAST WORD: Ripple effects, SOLUTIONS! [01DECSO56.pdf]

Ripple effects, Solutions!, December 2001, Vol. 84(12)

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Andy Jones, International Paper Co., Solutions!, December 2002, Vol. 85(12) (618KB)

Andy Jones, International Paper Co., Solutions!, December 2002, Vol. 85(12) (618KB)

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Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

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Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

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Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

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Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (85KB)

Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (85KB)

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Emerging technology, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Emerging technology, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE, October 2001 SOLUTIONS! [01OCTSO28.pdf]

People on the move, Solutions!, October 2001, Vol. 84(10)

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LAST WORD: Savor the moments, SOLUTIONS! [01NOVSO72.pdf]

Savor the moments, Solutions!, November 2001, Vol. 84(11)

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COMPANY PROFILE: Stora Enso: coming to America, October 2001 SOLUTIONS! [01OCTSO41.pdf]

Stora enso: coming to america, Solutions!, October 2001, Vol. 84(10)

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INNOVATION: Who will run tomorrow's mills?, October 2001 SOLUTIONS! [01OCTSO30.pdf]

Who will run tomorrow's mills?, Solutions!, October 2001, Vol. 84(10)

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People on the move, Solutions!, December 2002, Vol. 85(12) (471KB)

People on the move, Solutions!, December 2002, Vol. 85(12) (471KB)