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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Surviving the Drought of 1999-2000, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Surviving the Drought of 1999-2000, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Agronomic Utilization of Biosolids from Pulp and Paper Mills and Other Residuals in Quebec: Risk Management, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Agronomic Utilization of Biosolids from Pulp and Paper Mills and Other Residuals in Quebec: Risk Management, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Startup, Shutdown and Malfunction (SSM) Plan For an Integrated Pulp and Paper Mill, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Startup, Shutdown and Malfunction (SSM) Plan For an Integrated Pulp and Paper Mill, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Environmental Management System (EMS) Tools for Effluent Toxicity Prevention and Response, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Environmental Management System (EMS) Tools for Effluent Toxicity Prevention and Response, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Controlling Brown Stock Washing Production Rate Changes, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Controlling Brown Stock Washing Production Rate Changes, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Environmental Management System (EMS) - Its Evolution and the Role of Product Stewardship Programs on it, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Environmental Management System (EMS) - Its Evolution and the Role of Product Stewardship Programs on it, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Implementation of P.H. Glatfelter's Environmental Management System, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Implementation of P.H. Glatfelter's Environmental Management System, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Comparison of Direct Measurement vs. Emission Factors for NPRI Reporting: Methanol Air Emissions Case Studies, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Comparison of Direct Measurement vs. Emission Factors for NPRI Reporting: Methanol Air Emissions Case Studies, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Pilot Plant Study for Cluster Rule Compliance Using Aerobic Biological Destruction of HAPS, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Pilot Plant Study for Cluster Rule Compliance Using Aerobic Biological Destruction of HAPS, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Use of Customized Relational Database in Management of Groundwater Quality Data, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Use of Customized Relational Database in Management of Groundwater Quality Data, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Divergence to Convergence: A Case Study on Implementing Enterprise-Wide EHS Information Management Systems To Drive Business Process Consistency, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Divergence to Convergence: A Case Study on Implementing Enterprise-Wide EHS Information Management Systems To Drive Business Process Consistency, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Plywood and Wood Products MACT1, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Plywood and Wood Products MACT1, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Metofor Turns Pollution Into Profit, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Metofor Turns Pollution Into Profit, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Jefferson Method: Standardized Documentation for Environmental Data Systems, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Jefferson Method; Standardized Documentation for Environmental Data Systems, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Innovation in Overcoming Accelerated Corrosion Due to Abrasion of a Pump in Severe Service Pulp and Paper Mill Applications, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Innovation in Overcoming Accelerated Corrosion Due to Abrasion of a Pump in Severe Service Pulp and Paper Mill Applications, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Paper Mill Sludges (Biosolids) Applications in Agriculture: Agronomic and Environmental Impacts, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Paper Mill Sludges (Biosolids) Applications in Agriculture: Agronomic and Environmental Impacts, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Process Instrumentation for Title V Compliance the Only Reasonable Route, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Process Instrumentation for Title V Compliance the Only Reasonable Route, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Chronology of the Neuse River Nitrogen TMDL: There are No Spectators, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Chronology of the Neuse River Nitrogen TMDL: There are No Spectators, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Kraft Pulp Mill Internal Sulphuric Acid Production, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Kraft Pulp Mill Internal Sulphuric Acid Production, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Forest Management Certification in North America: Today and Tomorrow, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Forest Management Certification in North America: Today and Tomorrow, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings