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

Showing 1–20 of 29828 results

Filters

Collections

Content Type

Industry

Topics

Publications

Conferences

Committees

Event Type

Level of Knowledge

Divisions

Books
Process Control Fundamentals for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Process Control Fundamentals for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Metering Size Press Drying and Web Handling Systems, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Metering Size Press Drying and Web Handling Systems, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Books
Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Vol. 1 E-Book

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Vol. 1 E-Book

Why the Decision was Made to Install an M.S.P. on a Standard Woodfree Paper Machine

Why the Decision was Made to Install an M.S.P. on a Standard Woodfree Paper Machine

Books
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

Substitution of the Metered Size Press for the Flooded Nip Size Press Viewed Under Economic and Quality Aspects, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Substitution of the Metered Size Press for the Flooded Nip Size Press Viewed Under Economic and Quality Aspects, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Books
Pulp and Paper Primer, Second Edition

Pulp and Paper Primer, Second Edition

Books
Functional Analysis of Lignins and Their Derivatives, The

Functional Analysis of Lignins and Their Derivatives, The

Books
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

Books
Advances in Lignocellulosics Characterization

Advances in Lignocellulosics Characterization

Books
Guidelines for the Buying and Selling of Used Corrugated Machinery

Guidelines for the Buying and Selling of Used Corrugated Machinery

Books
Secondary Fiber Recycling

Secondary Fiber Recycling

Books
Corrugating Defect / Remedy Manual, Sixth Edition

Corrugating Defect / Remedy Manual, Sixth Edition

Books
Language of Business, Volume II

Language of Business, Volume II

Books
Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

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

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

Books
Story of Paper, The

Story of Paper, The

World Market Trends, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

World Market Trends, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Books
Abecedario de Pulpa y Papel (Pulp and Paper Primer), Spanish Translation

Abecedario de Pulpa y Papel (Pulp and Paper Primer), Spanish Translation