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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Calender Selection for Nonwovens, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Calender Selection for Nonwovens, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

ISO 9000 Certification: Employee Responses, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

ISO 9000 Certification: Employee Responses, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Product Fitness for Use, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Product Fitness for Use, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Overview on Successfully Implementing the ISO 9000/Q9000 Series of Standards, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Overview on Successfully Implementing the ISO 9000/Q9000 Series of Standards, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

ISO 14000 Series: Changing the Way Companies Do Business in the 21st Century, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

ISO 14000 Series: Changing the Way Companies Do Business in the 21st Century, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Automated Web Inspection Insures Highest Quality Nonwovens, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Automated Web Inspection Insures Highest Quality Nonwovens, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Melt Blown Technology Innovations, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Melt Blown Technology Innovations, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Cost of Variation, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Cost of Variation, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center: A Resource for Research and Development, 1997 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center: A Resource for Research and Development, 1997 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Productivity Gains in Swab Manufacturing, 1998 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Productivity Gains in Swab Manufacturing, 1998 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Life Cycle Assessment: Framework and Methdologies, 1997 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Life Cycle Assessment: Framework and Methdologies, 1997 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Recycle Paper - An Overview, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Recycle Paper - An Overview, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

LCA: Appllication to Building Materials and Building Decisons, 1997 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

LCA: Appllication to Building Materials and Building Decisons, 1997 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Microfiber Spunbound Technology, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Microfiber Spunbound Technology, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Negotiating Clean Air Act Regulations, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Negotiating Clean Air Act Regulations, 1999 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Market Opportunities with Superabsorbent Fibers, 1990 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Market Opportunities with Superabsorbent Fibers, 1990 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Composite and Laminate Nonwovens the Definitions, 1990 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Composite and Laminate Nonwovens the Definitions, 1990 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Meeting Forming Fabric Needs as Fiberglass Mat Machine Speeds Increase, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Meeting Forming Fabric Needs as Fiberglass Mat Machine Speeds Increase, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Recent Patented Developments in Melt Blowing Technology, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Recent Patented Developments in Melt Blowing Technology, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Building Blocks for Achieving World Class Quality Status, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Building Blocks for Achieving World Class Quality Status, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings