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
Papermaking: The Pictorial Story, Poster

Papermaking: The Pictorial Story, Poster

Keys to Sustainability at Kingsport, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Keys to Sustainability at Kingsport, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Utilizing PM and PdM Techniques to Maximize Paper Machine Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Utilizing PM and PdM Techniques to Maximize Paper Machine Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Books
World of Market Pulp CD-ROM

World of Market Pulp CD-ROM

Papermaking Kits

Papermaking Kits

Books
The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover

The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover

Books
SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

Journal articles
Specialty Paper: Keys to Success, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

Specialty Paper: Keys to Success, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

The Leader in Safe and Dependable Rail and Freight Car Door Openers, PaperCon 2010 Conference

The Leader in Safe and Dependable Rail and Freight Car Door Openers, PaperCon 2010 Conference

OpTi Blend Analysis with the HiRes Fiber Quality Analyzer, PaperCon 2010 Conference

OpTi Blend Analysis with the HiRes Fiber Quality Analyzer, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Barrier Challenges in Flexible Packaging: Roundtable Discussion, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Barrier Challenges in Flexible Packaging: Roundtable Discussion, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Books
2009 SafetyFirst DVD - English Version

2009 SafetyFirst DVD - English Version

Journal articles
5,5-Dimethylhydantoin (DMH) a Highly Effective, Halogen Stabilizer for Wet End Applications, PaperCon '09 Conference

5,5-Dimethylhydantoin (DMH) a Highly Effective, Halogen Stabilizer for Wet End Applications, PaperCon '09 Conference

Conference papers
National Nanotechnology Initiative:A Strategic Vision for Responsible Technological Development, 2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

National Nanotechnology Initiative:A Strategic Vision for Responsible Technological Development, 2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Transformation of the Insulation Industry through Green Building and Indoor Air Quality Standards, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Transformation of the Insulation Industry through Green Building and Indoor Air Quality Standards, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Books
Corrugated Containers Manufacturing Process, The

Corrugated Containers Manufacturing Process, The

Books
The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide

The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide

Videos
More Than a Box: Box Plant 101 - Video

More Than a Box: Box Plant 101 - Video

TAPPI Academy: eLearning

TAPPI Academy's eLearning program has much to offer the individual or organization seeking greater potential. Learn more about our online learning opportunities today.

Neucel Improves Productivity at Dissolving Pulp Mill with Integrated System from MAJIQ, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Neucel Improves Productivity at Dissolving Pulp Mill with Integrated System from MAJIQ, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference