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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Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Issues, 2007 PLACE Conference

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Issues, 2007 PLACE Conference

Books
Paper Science and Paper Manufacture

Paper Science and Paper Manufacture

Energy Efficiency and Cost Reduction through the implementation of low pressure sootblowing system, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Energy Efficiency and Cost Reduction through the implementation of low pressure sootblowing system, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Guide for Green Office Furniture, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Guide for Green Office Furniture, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Advancing the Wood-Based Decorative Surfacing Industry: CPA Initiatives and Industry Challenges, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Advancing the Wood-Based Decorative Surfacing Industry: CPA Initiatives and Industry Challenges, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Books
Consumer Guide to Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeters, The

Consumer Guide to Vortex Shedding and Fluidic Flowmeters, The

Value Destruction, Creation and Capture, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Value Destruction, Creation and Capture, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Books
Consumer Guide to Differential Pressure Flow Transmitters, The

Consumer Guide to Differential Pressure Flow Transmitters, The

Research Needs and Issues, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Research Needs and Issues, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

North American Panel Composite: Market Outlook, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

North American Panel Composite: Market Outlook, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Books
Cartons, Crates and Corrugated Board: Handbook of Paper and Wood Packaging Technology

Cartons, Crates and Corrugated Board: Handbook of Paper and Wood Packaging Technology

Research Needs & Issues in Paper Recycling, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Research Needs & Issues in Paper Recycling, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Green Building and Energy Conservation, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Green Building and Energy Conservation, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Technical Review: Laboratory Testing and Boiler Trials Fail to Produce Evidence that Studs Mitigate Corrosion of Recovery Boiler Tubes, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Technical Review: Laboratory Testing and Boiler Trials Fail to Produce Evidence that Studs Mitigate Corrosion of Recovery Boiler Tubes, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Inspection and Repair of Batch Digesters, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Inspection and Repair of Batch Digesters, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Books
Environmental Regulations for Printers

Environmental Regulations for Printers

Corrosion Problems are Solved with Fiberglass that is Tougher than Ever, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Corrosion Problems are Solved with Fiberglass that is Tougher than Ever, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Materials for Printed Integrated Circuits, 2007 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Materials for Printed Integrated Circuits, 2007 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Condensate Treatment and System Monitoring and Control, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Condensate Treatment and System Monitoring and Control, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Mill Experiences In Raw Material Cost-Out Efforts, 2007 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Mill Experiences In Raw Material Cost-Out Efforts, 2007 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference