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
Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Conference papers
Recycled Paper Technology: An Anthology of Published Papers

Recycled Paper Technology: An Anthology of Published Papers

Use Best Practices to Drive Energy Out, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Use Best Practices to Drive Energy Out, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Translating TMDLs for PBTs into NPDES Permit Conditions: An Uneasy Fit, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Translating TMDLs for PBTs into NPDES Permit Conditions: An Uneasy Fit, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Nanoparticle Biopolymer Latexes Based on Agro Materials With a Very Low Carbon Footprint Use in a Variety of Specialty Paper and Paperboard Grades, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

Nanoparticle Biopolymer Latexes Based on Agro Materials With a Very Low Carbon Footprint Use in a Variety of Specialty Paper and Paperboard Grades, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

THIN FILM DEPOSITION TECHNIQUES â?¢ STEPS TOWARDS MORE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGES, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

THIN FILM DEPOSITION TECHNIQUES • STEPS TOWARDS MORE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGES, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

SUNPAP, Scale-Up Nano Particles in Modern Papermaking, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

SUNPAP, Scale-Up Nano Particles in Modern Papermaking, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

3Râ??s of Nano-Enabled Biomaterials: Risk, Reward and Regulation, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

3R’s of Nano-Enabled Biomaterials: Risk, Reward and Regulation, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Webinars
How to Deal with Misleading Environmental Claims Related to Print and Paper

Phil is President and COO of Two Sides U.S., a non-profit that that promotes the responsible use of print and paper, as well as the unique sustainability features of print and paper. Two Sides operates in 12 countries and has over 1,000 members, and is currently a well-known entity in Europe.

Community Perceptions of Green, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Community Perceptions of Green, PaperCon 2010 Conference

MEETING NEW SUSTAINABILITY REQUIREMENTS IN PACKAGING THROUGH APPLICATION OF NOVEL CHEMISTRY, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Meeting New Sustainability Requirements in Packaging Through Application of Novel Chemistry, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Webinars
Improving Sustainability with QCS Life Cycle Management

Since inception, Quality Control Systems (QCS) have played an integral role in the quality and efficiency of the paper industry. However, there are instances when needed capital dollars for upgrades are just not available. Agility is therefore required to sustain the life of the QCS while maintaining or improving profitability.

Webinars
A Comparison of the FSC and SFI Forest Certification Standards

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standards offer two approaches to forest management certificates. 

Webinars
Renewing the Renewable Industry Driving Innovation In Forest Products

On this upcoming webinar, you will learn more about Agenda 2020, and its mission to transform the forest products industry through innovation. You will also learn about the technology priorities that can enable the industry’s transformation. Receive an update on important research initiatives, and successes and opportunities in funding them–and learn how to benefit from the Agenda 2020 program.

Webinars
Sustaining Profit in Tomorrows Green Economy

The global economy will need to go green. What does that really mean? Will old concepts of sustainability endure? Where will forest products fit and who will profit? Join Avrim Lazar as he looks into our future. 

Webinars
BEAM-- A Model to Assess Biomass Energy Availability Transport Options and Delivery Costs

The Energy Information Administration projects that biomass usage in the power sector alone will increase by a factor of five over the next 25 years.

Water Accounting in Sustainability Programs, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Water Accounting in Sustainability Programs, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Nanotechnology: A US Forest Service Perspective, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Nanotechnology: A US Forest Service Perspective, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Keys to Sustainability at Kingsport, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Keys to Sustainability at Kingsport, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Do Good. Do Well. Win., 2009 Corrugated Conference

Do Good. Do Well. Win., 2009 Corrugated Conference