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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Deinking Evaluation Using Near Infrared Digital Image Analysis, 2014 PEERS Conference

Deinking Evaluation Using Near Infrared Digital Image Analysis, 2014 PEERS Conference

A New Method of Microstickies Agglomeration by Electric Field, 2014 PEERS Conference

A New Method of Microstickies Agglomeration by Electric Field, 2014 PEERS Conference

Formsoft - An Optimized Tissue Forming Fabric, PaperCon 2014

Formsoft - An Optimized Tissue Forming Fabric, PaperCon 2014

Pressure Screen-Operations Review, 2014 PEERS Conference

Pressure Screen-Operations Review, 2014 PEERS Conference

Water based Primer for Polypropylene Lamination or Extrusion Coating, 2014 PLACE Conference

Water based Primer for Polypropylene Lamination or Extrusion Coating, 2014 PLACE Conference

PLANNING, DESIGN, AND EXECUTION OF AN Automation System Replacement during a Scheduled Outage, 2014 PEERS Conference

Automation System Replacement during a Scheduled Outage, 2014 PEERS Conference

Utilization of Aquatic Species in Paper, 2014 PEERS Conference

Utilization of Aquatic Species in Paper, 2014 PEERS Conference

Mechanism of Cellulase / Hemi-Cellulase Treatment for Improved Drainage, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Mechanism of Cellulase / Hemi-Cellulase Treatment for Improved Drainage, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Advancing air separation technology, 2014 PEERS Conference

Advancing air separation technology, 2014 PEERS Conference

Celanese - A Brief Introduction at TAPPI PLACE Conference, 2014 PLACE Conference

Celanese - A Brief Introduction at TAPPI PLACE Conference, 2014 PLACE Conference

The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

QCS Control Capabilities for Changing Process Conditions, PaperCon 2014

QCS Control Capabilities for Changing Process Conditions, PaperCon 2014

Improving Polyethylene Film Product Performance with Additive Technology, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving Polyethylene Film Product Performance with Additive Technology, 2014 PLACE Conference

DWR Portable Dynamic Water Retention unit, PaperCon 2014

DWR Portable Dynamic Water Retention unit, PaperCon 2014

Corrosion and Cracking of Spouts, 2014 PEERS Conference

Corrosion and Cracking of Spouts, 2014 PEERS Conference

Nonwovens Industry-Specific Integrated IT Systems, PaperCon 2014

Nonwovens Industry-Specific Integrated IT Systems, PaperCon 2014

Brown Stock Washing Defoamers Defoaming & Drainage, 2014 PEERS Conference

Brown Stock Washing Defoamers Defoaming & Drainage, 2014 PEERS Conference

Robust CD Fiber Orientation Control with Adaptive Modeling and Feedforward Compensation, PaperCon 2014

Robust CD Fiber Orientation Control with Adaptive Modeling and Feedforward Compensation, PaperCon 2014

Reduced Solvent and Higher Speed Application of Polyurethane Adhesives for Flexible Food Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

Reduced Solvent and Higher Speed Application of Polyurethane Adhesives for Flexible Food Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference