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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The Need For CD Mapping Standards To Enhance Sustainability, Agility And Profitability, PaperCon 2014

The Need For CD Mapping Standards To Enhance Sustainability, Agility And Profitability, PaperCon 2014

Improving Oxidation of the Extrusion Melt at Higher Line Speeds and Lower Melt Temperatures, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving Oxidation of the Extrusion Melt at Higher Line Speeds and Lower Melt Temperatures, 2014 PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating in an Adhesive Lamination World, 2014 PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating in an Adhesive Lamination World, 2014 PLACE Conference

Conference papers
Brownstock Washing Technologies Brownstock Washing II Panel Discussion, 2014 PEERS Conference

Brownstock Washing Technologies Brownstock Washing II Panel Discussion, 2014 PEERS Conference

Adjusting Wetting and Adhesion Characteristics with ALD and MLD, 2014 PLACE Conference

Adjusting Wetting and Adhesion Characteristics with ALD and MLD, 2014 PLACE Conference

Fundamentals of Abuse Performance of LLDPE/LDPE Blends in Blown Film Applications, 2014 PLACE Conference

Fundamentals of Abuse Performance of LLDPE/LDPE Blends in Blown Film Applications, 2014 PLACE Conference

Optimizing Sealants, Flexible Packaging Film Structures, and Operating Parameters for Ultrasonic Sealing, 2014 PLACE Conference

Optimizing Sealants, Flexible Packaging Film Structures, and Operating Parameters for Ultrasonic Sealing, 2014 PLACE Conference

QCS Control Capabilities for Changing Process Conditions, PaperCon 2014

QCS Control Capabilities for Changing Process Conditions, PaperCon 2014

Extensional Rheology of Coating Colours for Curtain Application, 2004 Coating and Graphic Arts Conference

Extensional Rheology of Coating Colours for Curtain Application, 2004 Coating and Graphic Arts Conference

Conference papers
Property Development On Coated Paper and Board; Considerations In Choosing The Right Finishing Technique, 2004 Coating and Graphic Arts Conference

Property Development On Coated Paper and Board; Considerations In Choosing The Right Finishing Technique, 2004 Coating and Graphic Arts Conference

Influence of Surfactants on Curtain Coater Runnability and Paper Quality, 2004 Coating and Graphic Arts Conference

Influence of Surfactants on Curtain Coater Runnability and Paper Quality, 2004 Coating and Graphic Arts Conference

Sheet Structure Process Effect on Tissue Properties, PaperCon 2014

Sheet Structure Process Effect on Tissue Properties, PaperCon 2014

Improving Multilayer Packaging Performance with Nanocellulose Barrier Layer, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving Multilayer Packaging Performance with Nanocellulose Barrier Layer, 2014 PLACE Conference

Effects of Process Conditions on the Performance of a Heterogeneous Nucleating Agent in HDPE Blown Film, 2014 PLACE Conference

Effects of Process Conditions on the Performance of a Heterogeneous Nucleating Agent in HDPE Blown Film, 2014 PLACE Conference

Technical information papers
Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Practical Model Predictive Control Roundtable CD Control, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Practical Model Predictive Control Roundtable CD Control, 2005 Papermakers Conference

MPC Panel Discussion, 2005 Papermakers Conference

MPC Panel Discussion, 2005 Papermakers Conference

New Data Mining Technology Applications in Pulp and Paper Industry, 2005 Papermakers Conference

New Data Mining Technology Applications in Pulp and Paper Industry, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Practical Applications of Computerized Engineering of Press Nip Parameters for Papermaking Optimization, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Practical Applications of Computerized Engineering of Press Nip Parameters for Papermaking Optimization, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Model Predictive Control -Convenient and Effective Constraint Management, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Model Predictive Control -Convenient and Effective Constraint Management, 2005 Papermakers Conference