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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Paper Coating Viscoelasticity and its Significance in Blade Coating

Paper Coating Viscoelasticity and its Significance in Blade Coating

Operating Experiences at Goricane Paper Mill, Medvode, Slovenia, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Operating Experiences at Goricane Paper Mill, Medvode, Slovenia, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

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Critical Thinking in Converting

Critical Thinking in Converting

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Language of Business, Volume II

Language of Business, Volume II

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Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating eBook

Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating eBook

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Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

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Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Volume1 (book & ebook)

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Volume1 (book & ebook)

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High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

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Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Vol. 1 E-Book

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Vol. 1 E-Book

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Glossary of Reprography and Non-Impact Printing Terms for the Paper and Printing Industries

Glossary of Reprography and Non-Impact Printing Terms for the Paper and Printing Industries

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Ensuring Workplace Competence: Developing Training and Certification Materials for Todayâ??s Empowered Workforce

Ensuring Workplace Competence: Developing Training and Certification Materials for Today’s Empowered Workforce

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Corrugator Roll Wear Measurement

Corrugator Roll Wear Measurement

Development of Metered Size Press Coating for High-Speed Operations, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Development of Metered Size Press Coating for High-Speed Operations, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Premetered Roll Coating System in Gorge De Domene, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Premetered Roll Coating System in Gorge De Domene, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Maintenance and Calibration Manuals for Rotary Diecutters and Flexo Folder-Gluers

Maintenance and Calibration Manuals for Rotary Diecutters and Flexo Folder-Gluers