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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Magazine articles
Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Magazine articles
Nonwoven's web, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Nonwoven's web, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

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)

Magazine articles
Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

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

Nonwovens patent review, 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
Emerging technology, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Emerging technology, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Journal articles
The role of structure on mechanical properties of nonwoven fabrics, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

The role of structure on mechanical properties of nonwoven fabrics, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Magazine articles
The nonwoven web, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

The nonwoven web, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Magazine articles
Tracing water polution sources, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Tracing water polution sources, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Magazine articles
Directorâ??s corner, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Director’s corner, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

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

Researcher's toolbox, 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
Wet Process Drainage â?? Effects of White Water Chemistry And Forming Structures, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Wet Process Drainage — Effects of White Water Chemistry And Forming Structures, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Magazine articles
Nonwovens patents, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Nonwovens patents, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Journal articles
Increasing the surface energy and sterilization of nonwoven fabrics by exposure to a one atmosphere uniform glow discharge plasma (OAUGDP), International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Increasing the surface energy and sterilization of nonwoven fabrics by exposure to a one atmosphere uniform glow discharge plasma (OAUGDP), International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Magazine articles
Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Magazine articles
Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Journal articles
Microstructural analysis of fiber segments In nonwoven fabrics using SEM and image processing, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Microstructural analysis of fiber segments In nonwoven fabrics using SEM and image processing, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Magazine articles
Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)