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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Technical information papers
Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)

Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)

Technical information papers
Material safety data sheets - what to look for, how to understand them, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-38 (2011)

Material safety data sheets - what to look for, how to understand them, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-38 (2011)

Problem Solving: The Heart of the Matter, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Problem Solving: The Heart of the Matter, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Development Effort in Monitoring of Colloidal Organic Solids, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Microstickies, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Successfully Competing in the New North American Paper Industry, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Successfully Competing in the New North American Paper Industry, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Numerical Computation of the Folgar-Tucker Constant for a Linear Contraction Headbox, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Numerical Computation of the Folgar-Tucker Constant for a Linear Contraction Headbox, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Linking Safety to Operational Excellence, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Linking Safety to Operational Excellence, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Emveco Smoothness Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Emveco Smoothness Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Dilution Profiling Headboxes-A Design and Performance Review, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Dilution Profiling Headboxes-A Design and Performance Review, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Dilution Retrofits on Different Headboxes, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Dilution Retrofits on Different Headboxes, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Roll Press Optimization Panel, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Roll Press Optimization Panel, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability Centered Knowledge, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability Centered Knowledge, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Benefits of High Resolution Cross-Directional Profiling, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Benefits of High Resolution Cross-Directional Profiling, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Comparative Study Between a New Verity Topography Measurement Device to Parker Print Surf and Emveco Instruments Evaluating Base Sheet and Subsequent Air Knife & Blade Coating, and Calendering, 20

Comparative Study Between a New Verity Topography Measurement Device to Parker Print Surf and Emveco Instruments Evaluating Base Sheet and Subsequent Air Knife & Blade Coating, and Calendering, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Retention Aids: Why, What, and How, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Retention Aids: Why, What, and How, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Experiences With Dilution Profiling Headboxes in Weyerhaeuser Mills, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Experiences With Dilution Profiling Headboxes in Weyerhaeuser Mills, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Increasing Whiteness: The Key is in Your Hands, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Increasing Whiteness: The Key is in Your Hands, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

RetroDilution Headbox Rebuilds, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

RetroDilution Headbox Rebuilds, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability Education-Building Your Bench Strength, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability Education-Building Your Bench Strength, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Field Experience with Dilution Profiling Retrofits Using the Radial Distributor Style of Flow Spreader, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Field Experience with Dilution Profiling Retrofits Using the Radial Distributor Style of Flow Spreader, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference