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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Evaluating Food-Contact Materials, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Evaluating Food-Contact Materials, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Review of Significant Nonwoven Patents, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Review of Significant Nonwoven Patents, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Physical Modeling of a Through-Air Mat Oven, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Physical Modeling of a Through-Air Mat Oven, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Biodegradation and Plasticization of Cellulose Acetate, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Biodegradation and Plasticization of Cellulose Acetate, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Cost of Variation, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Cost of Variation, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

ISO 9000 Certification: Employee Responses, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

ISO 9000 Certification: Employee Responses, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Life-Cycle Assessment: Background & Update, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Life-Cycle Assessment: Background & Update, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Selection, Application and Function of Whitewater Chemicals in the Wet Lay Process, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Selection, Application and Function of Whitewater Chemicals in the Wet Lay Process, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Supplier Showcase: New Technology, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Supplier Showcase: New Technology, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Effect of Process Parameters on Glass Paper Properties, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Effect of Process Parameters on Glass Paper Properties, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Surface Modification of Polymers Under Cold Plasma Conditions, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Surface Modification of Polymers Under Cold Plasma Conditions, 1995 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

Product Stewardship A Vision of the Year 2000, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Product Stewardship A Vision of the Year 2000, 1992 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

Mesurement of Fiber Friction and Its Importance in Manufacturing Cotton Nonwovens, 1992 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Mesurement of Fiber Friction and Its Importance in Manufacturing Cotton Nonwovens, 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

Calender Selection for Nonwovens, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Calender Selection for Nonwovens, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

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

Life Cycle Assessment: Framework and Methdologies, 1997 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

Selective Absorbent of Ammonia with Biological Activity Odor Control of Disposable Diaper Products, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Selective Absorbent of Ammonia with Biological Activity Odor Control of Disposable Diaper Products, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings