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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Terry S. Paulson Memorial Scholarship Form

Terry S. Paulson Memorial Scholarship Form

Books
High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

Standards
Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1007 sp-10

Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 1007 sp-15

Books
Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Volume1 (book & ebook)

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Volume1 (book & ebook)

Books
The Pulp & Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series

The Pulp & Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series

Standards
Tensile strength and elongation at break for fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1009 om-10

Tensile strength and elongation at break for fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1009 om-10

Books
Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process

Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process

Books
Paper: An Engineered Stochastic Structure

Paper: An Engineered Stochastic Structure

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

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

Books
Coating Processes, The

Coating Processes, The

Books
The Pulp and Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series: Volume 2: Paper Manufacturing

The Pulp and Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series: Volume 2: Paper Manufacturing

Metered Size Press Coated Mechanical Papers-A Comparison of Different Concepts, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Metered Size Press Coated Mechanical Papers-A Comparison of Different Concepts, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Books
Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

Books
Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating

Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating

Standards
Test conditions for fiber glass mat test methods, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1008 sp-10

Test conditions for fiber glass mat test methods, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 1008 sp-15

Books
Properties of Paper: An Introduction, Second Edition

Properties of Paper: An Introduction, Second Edition

Books
Anthraquinone Pulping: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

Anthraquinone Pulping: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

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Paper Machine Steam and Condensate Systems, Fifth Edition

Paper Machine Steam and Condensate Systems, Fifth Edition

Books
Binder Migration in Paper and Paperboard Coatings

Binder Migration in Paper and Paperboard Coatings

Technical information papers
T 1214 sp-12 Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R8; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k , Test Method T 1214 sp-17

Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R8; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k , Test Method T 1214 sp-17