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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Paper Machine Steam and Condensate Systems, Fifth Edition

Paper Machine Steam and Condensate Systems, Fifth Edition

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Testing Guidebook Electronic Document

Testing Guidebook Electronic Document

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Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills eBook

Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills eBook

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Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating eBook

Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating eBook

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Binder Migration in Paper and Paperboard Coatings

Binder Migration in Paper and Paperboard Coatings

Manual de Defectos/Remedios en la Corrugacion, Sexta Edicion

Manual de Defectos/Remedios en la Corrugacion, Sexta Edicion

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Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating

Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating

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Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry

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Mechanics of Web Handling, The

Mechanics of Web Handling, The

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Mechanical Pulps: From Wood To Bleached Pulp

Mechanical Pulps: From Wood To Bleached Pulp

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Language of Business, Volume II

Language of Business, Volume II

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Ensuring Workplace Competence: Developing Training and Certification Materials for Todayâ??s Empowered Workforce

Ensuring Workplace Competence: Developing Training and Certification Materials for Today’s Empowered Workforce

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Elemental Chlorine Free Bleaching: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

Elemental Chlorine Free Bleaching: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

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Paper Coating Viscoelasticity and its Significance in Blade Coating

Paper Coating Viscoelasticity and its Significance in Blade Coating

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Process Control Fundamentals for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Process Control Fundamentals for the Pulp and Paper Industry

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Mechanics of Rollers--Japanese Translation

Mechanics of Rollers--Japanese Translation

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The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

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Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists, First Edition (Spanish)

Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists, First Edition (Spanish)

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Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills

Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills

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Industrial Environmental Control Pulp and Paper Industry, Second Edition, (Spanish)

Industrial Environmental Control Pulp and Paper Industry, Second Edition, (Spanish)