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 [email protected]. 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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Journal articles
Problem Solving - As easy as Pie!, Frontline Focus, Volume 2, Issue 10

Frontline Focus, October 2006

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Bleaching 101: The Basics, Frontline Focus, Volume 2, Issue 7

Frontline Focus, July 2006

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PIDemystified - Part 2, Frontline Focus, Volume 2, Issue 4

Frontline Focus, April 2006

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Vibration Signatures, Frontline Focus, Volume 4, Issue 1

Frontline Focus, January 2008

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Insulation, the Forgotten Technology, part 1, Frontline Focus, Volume 5, Issue 7

Frontline Focus, August 2009

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To Err is Human - To Predict is Design, Frontline Focus, Volume 5, Issue 2

Frontline Focus, February 2009

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Optimizing Operation to Increase Recovery Boiler Production Throughput, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Optimizing Operation to Increase Recovery Boiler Production Throughput, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Books
Heat Sealing Technology and Engineering for Packaging

Heat Sealing Technology and Engineering for Packaging

Books
Introduction to Biofuels

Introduction to Biofuels

Journal articles
The Myths Of Shift Scheduling, Frontline Focus, Volume 1, Issue 8

Frontline Focus, September 2005

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Conducting Your Own Lubrication Audit, Frontline Focus, Volume 1, Issue 7

Frontline Focus, August 2005

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Thermography: The Early Warning Detector, Frontline Focus Volume 1, Issue 5

Frontline Focus, June 2005

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Hydraulic leaks costing you money?, Frontline Focus, Volume 7, Issue 3

Frontline Focus, March 2011

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Pipe Systems Under Attack, Frontline Focus, Volume 7, Issue 6

Frontline Focus, June/July 2011

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Paper mill maintenance maturing in more ways than one, Frontline Focus, Volume 7, Issue 7

Frontline Focus, August 2011

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Tips and Tricks Using IR Cameras in Paper Mills, Frontline Focus, Volume 6, Issue 7

Frontline Focus, August 2010

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Papermaking is sexy! (part 1), Frontline Focus, Volume 4, Issue 7

Frontline Focus, July 2008

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Taking a Walk in the Other Person's Shoes, Frontline Focus, Volume 3, Issue 12

Frontline Focus, December 2007