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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Study of the Liquid Penetraion Properties of Paper through the Use of UltraSound, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Study of the Liquid Penetraion Properties of Paper through the Use of UltraSound, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Quality Data Distribution Utilizing Intranet Technology, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Quality Data Distribution Utilizing Intranet Technology, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

On the Causality of Physical Properties on the Printability of Wood Containing Printing Papers, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

On the Causality of Physical Properties on the Printability of Wood Containing Printing Papers, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Collection and Reliability of Quality Data: A Mill History, 1995 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Collection and Reliability of Quality Data: A Mill History, 1995 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

New Monitoring and Control Tools for the Paper Industry, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

New Monitoring and Control Tools for the Paper Industry, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Methods for Evalauating Formation, Print Unevenness and Gloss Variations Developed at STFI, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Methods for Evalauating Formation, Print Unevenness and Gloss Variations Developed at STFI, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Do You Know Where Your Quality Is?, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Do You Know Where Your Quality Is?, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Accelerating Culture Change to the Year 2000, 1993 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Accelerating Culture Change to the Year 2000, 1993 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Working with Paper Suppliers Towards Excellence, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Working with Paper Suppliers Towards Excellence, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Establishing Meaningful Specificatons, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Establishing Meaningful Specificatons, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Dynamic Wet Fibre Flexibility Analyzer, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Dynamic Wet Fibre Flexibility Analyzer, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Method to Measure the Sub-Visible Ink Content of Low-Consistency Whitewater Streams, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Method to Measure the Sub-Visible Ink Content of Low-Consistency Whitewater Streams, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

High Resolution Residual Stretch Profile Measurement, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

High Resolution Residual Stretch Profile Measurement, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

New Stickies Test Method - Statistically Sound and User Friendly, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

New Stickies Test Method - Statistically Sound and User Friendly, 1998 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Test for Assessing Liner Printability, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Test for Assessing Liner Printability, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Surface Characterization by Partial-Coverage Printing and Image Analysis, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Surface Characterization by Partial-Coverage Printing and Image Analysis, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Environmentally Benign PSA Stamps, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Environmentally Benign PSA Stamps, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Recent Developments in Stickies Measurement Standardization, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Recent Developments in Stickies Measurement Standardization, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

ISO 9000-An ELECTRONIC Information and Knowledge Management Approach to Compliance, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

ISO 9000-An ELECTRONIC Information and Knowledge Management Approach to Compliance, 1997 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Print Mottle of Wood-Containing Paper: The Effect of Fines and Formation, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Print Mottle of Wood-Containing Paper: The Effect of Fines and Formation, 1996 Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings