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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Books
Recycling Anthology CD-ROM (1994-2010)

Recycling Anthology CD-ROM (1994-2010)

Videos
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

Books
B2B Customer Insight: The Proven Path to Growth

B2B Customer Insight: The Proven Path to Growth

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

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

Market reports
Closures

Closures

Market reports
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)

Videos
Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

Practical Papermaking CD-ROM Series

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)

Trends in Continuing Education and Training, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Pr

Trends in Continuing Education and Training, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

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)

Journal articles
TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT:Development opportunities in PROCESS AUTOMATION, December 2001 SOLUTIONS! [01DECSO25.pdf]

Development opportunities in process automation, Solutions!, December 2001, Vol. 84(12)

Journal articles
CORPORATE ISSUES: WHERE DO MID-SIZED COMPANIES FIGURE IN THE EUROPEAN MARKET?, December 2001 SOLUTIONS! [01DECSO29.pdf]

Where do mid-sized companies figure in the European market?, Solutions!, December 2001, Vol. 84(12)

Journal articles
TECHNOLOGY FOCUS: Aspen BCTMP, Proven performance, November 2001 SOLUTIONS! [01NOVSO28.pdf]

Aspen Bctmp: Proven performance, Solutions!, November 2001, Vol. 84(11)

Magazine articles
Recovered paper prices: changes in the historic relationships, Solutions!, August 2002, Vol. 85(8) (262KB)

Recovered paper prices: changes in the historic relationships, Solutions!, August 2002, Vol. 85(8) (262KB)

Journal articles
CAPITAL INVESTMENT: How wide is the technology gap?, April 2002 SOLUTIONS! [02APRSO42.pdf]

How wide is the technology gap?, Solutions!, April 2002, Vol. 85(4) (372KB)

Journal articles
ï¿ŒPractical Solutions: Vaccum Systems, Troubleshooting paper machine vacuum systems: Part I, vol. 01: no. 01 september 2001 SOLUTIONS! [01SEPSO90.pdf]

Troubleshooting paper machine vacuum systems: part I, Solutions!, September 2001, Vol. 1(1)

Magazine articles
New forest-based materials, Part 1, Solutions!, April 2002, Vol. 85(4) (261KB)

New forest-based materials, Part 1, Solutions!, April 2002, Vol. 85(4) (261KB)