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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Papermaking: The Pictorial Story

Papermaking: The Pictorial Story

Papermaking Kits

Papermaking Kits

Keys to Sustainability at Kingsport, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Keys to Sustainability at Kingsport, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

2009 SafetyFirst DVD - English Version

2009 SafetyFirst DVD - English Version

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

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The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover

The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover

World of Market Pulp CD-ROM

World of Market Pulp CD-ROM

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

Baby Diaper trends around the world and How they affect raw materials suppliers, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Baby Diaper trends around the world and How they affect raw materials suppliers, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

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

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Running the Gauntlet: Essential Business Lessons to Lead, Drive Change, and Grow Profits

Running the Gauntlet: Essential Business Lessons to Lead, Drive Change, and Grow Profits

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Web Machine Buying Guide - Designing For, Installing and Maintaining Web Equipment

Web Machine Buying Guide - Designing For, Installing and Maintaining Web Equipment

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Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

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Handbook of Paper & Paperboard Packaging Technology, 2nd Ed.

Handbook of Paper & Paperboard Packaging Technology, 2nd Ed.

Racing Toward Employee Engagement: From the Pit Crew to the Finish Line, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Racing Toward Employee Engagement: From the Pit Crew to the Finish Line, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

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

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Coating Processes, The

Coating Processes, The

Maintenance and Calibration Manuals for Rotary Diecutters and Flexo Folder-Gluers

Maintenance and Calibration Manuals for Rotary Diecutters and Flexo Folder-Gluers

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Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

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Story of Paper, The

Story of Paper, The