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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Journal articles
Use of nonwovens of variable porosity as noise control elements, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Use of nonwovens of variable porosity as noise control elements, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Journal articles
Use of infrared thermography to improve the melt spinning and processing of polyester fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Use of infrared thermography to improve the melt spinning and processing of polyester fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Magazine articles
Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Magazine articles
Nonwovens patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Nonwovens patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Journal articles
Marring of automotive clearcoats caused by nonwoven wipes, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Marring of automotive clearcoats caused by nonwoven wipes, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Journal articles
Role of fiber finish in the conversion of fiber to nonwovens â?? part 1: need for an unconventional method to evaluate finish performance as a mechanical process aid, international Nonwovens Journal,

Role of fiber finish in the conversion of fiber to nonwovens — part 1: need for an unconventional method to evaluate finish performance as a mechanical process aid, international Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Journal articles
Cross-flow drying and curing of wet-laid glass fiber veils, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Cross-flow drying and curing of wet-laid glass fiber veils, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Magazine articles
Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Magazine articles
Nonwoven net, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2004, Vol. 13(1) (351KB)

Nonwoven net, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2004, Vol. 13(1) (351KB)

Journal articles
Influence of heat-stretching treatment on structure and properties of bico mb nonwoven webs, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2004, Vol. 13(1) (1575KB)

Influence of heat-stretching treatment on structure and properties of bico mb nonwoven webs, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2004, Vol. 13(1) (1575KB)

Journal articles
Ensemble laser diffraction for online measurement of fiber diameter distribution during the melt blowing process, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2004, Vol. 13(2) (187KB)

Ensemble laser diffraction for online measurement of fiber diameter distribution during the melt blowing process, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2004, Vol. 13(2) (187KB)

Magazine articles
Welcome back â?? again, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2004, Vol. 13(1) (353KB)

Welcome back – again, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2004, Vol. 13(1) (353KB)

Impact of the seam on the properties of technical and nonwoven textiles for making car seat coverings, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2004, Vol. 13(1) (201KB)

Impact of the seam on the properties of technical and nonwoven textiles for making car seat coverings, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2004, Vol. 13(1) (201KB)

Journal articles
Utilization of peanut shell fibers in nonwoven erosion control materials, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2004, Vol. 12(4) (4316KB)

Utilization of peanut shell fibers in nonwoven erosion control materials, International Nonwovens Journal, January 2004, Vol. 12(4) (4316KB)

Magazine articles
Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2004, Vol. 13(1) (370KB)

Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2004, Vol. 13(1) (370KB)

Journal articles
Patent Review, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2004, Vol. 13(3) (87KB)

Patent Review, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2004, Vol. 13(3) (87KB)

Journal articles
Meltblown structures formed by robotic and meltblowing integrated system: the influence of the curvature of collector on the structural properties of meltblown fiberwebs, International Nonwovens Journ

Meltblown structures formed by robotic and meltblowing integrated system: the influence of the curvature of collector on the structural properties of meltblown fiberwebs, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2004, Vol. 13(3) (5,130 KB)

Journal articles
Cotton Fiber Nonwovens For Automotive Composites, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

Cotton Fiber Nonwovens For Automotive Composites, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

Technical information papers
Predictive Test Methods For Acrylic Thermoset Binders, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Predictive Test Methods For Acrylic Thermoset Binders, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Journal articles
Regulatory Road Map for Formaldehyde Emissions and other Hazardous Air Pollutants in Fiberglass Insulation Materials in the United States, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)

Regulatory Road Map for Formaldehyde Emissions and other Hazardous Air Pollutants in Fiberglass Insulation Materials in the United States, International Nonwovens Journal, Spring 2005, Vol. 14(1)