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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Rigid Plastics Packaging, Bottles/Jars

Rigid Plastics Packaging, Bottles/Jars

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Wood Fibers and Paper Structure - Practical Papermaking Series CD-ROM

Wood Fibers and Paper Structure - Practical Papermaking Series CD-ROM

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Headbox, The - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Headbox, The - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Systematic Approach, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Systematic Approach, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

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Closures

Closures

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Flexible Packaging

Flexible Packaging

State of the North American Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informa

State of the North American Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

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Recycling Anthology CD-ROM (1994-2010)

Recycling Anthology CD-ROM (1994-2010)

Online vs. Offline Testing: What Does Each Tell Us?, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informa

Online vs. Offline Testing: What Does Each Tell Us?, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

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ISA SP-99 Update Manufacturing and Control Systems Security, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical &

ISA SP-99 Update Manufacturing and Control Systems Security, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

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Stock Preparation II - The Stock Approach System - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Stock Preparation II - The Stock Approach System - Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Catalytic Reforming of Tars Formed During Black Liquor/ Biomass Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control,

Catalytic Reforming of Tars Formed During Black Liquor/ Biomass Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Books
Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Ongoing NOx Budget Program Compliance: Electric Utility Industry Lessons Learned, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Cont

Ongoing NOx Budget Program Compliance: Electric Utility Industry Lessons Learned, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Drives for Papermakers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Q

Drives for Papermakers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Prices, Industry Consolidation, and Profit Margins, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informat

Prices, Industry Consolidation, and Profit Margins, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Integrating Compliance Assurance into an EPA National Environmental Performance Track EMS, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Pro

Integrating Compliance Assurance into an EPA National Environmental Performance Track EMS, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Q

Experiences with Thermography at Smurfit Stone, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information;

Experiences with Thermography at Smurfit Stone, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

The NIST Process Control Security Requirements Forum (PCSRF) and the Future of Industrial Control System Security, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (in

The NIST Process Control Security Requirements Forum (PCSRF) and the Future of Industrial Control System Security, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informat

Benchmarking Your Papermachine, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Benchmarking Your Papermachine, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings