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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Standards
Interlaboratory evaluation of test methods to determine TAPPI repeatability and reproducibility, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1200 sp-14

Interlaboratory evaluation of test methods to determine TAPPI repeatability and reproducibility, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1200 sp-14

Apparent Density of Paper, 1991 International Paper Physics

Apparent Density of Paper, 1991 International Paper Physics Conference Proceedings

Softcalendering: Effect of Temperature, Pressure and Speed o

Softcalendering: Effect of Temperature, Pressure and Speed on Sheet Properties, 1995 Finishing and Converting Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Persulfates as repulping reagents for neutral/alkaline wet-strength broke, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1993, Vol. 76(2)

Persulfates as repulping reagents for neutral/alkaline wet-strength broke, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1993, Vol. 76(2)

Journal articles
Increasing the filler content of pcc-filled alkaline papers, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1992, Vol. 75(8)

Increasing the filler content of pcc-filled alkaline papers, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1992, Vol. 75(8)

Magazine articles
Fifth international printing and graphic arts conference: a joint success, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1991, Vol. 74(6)

Fifth international printing and graphic arts conference: a joint success, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1991, Vol. 74(6)

Journal articles
The influence of machine speed on the machine-direction stretch of newsprint, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1992, Vol. 75(12)

The influence of machine speed on the machine-direction stretch of newsprint, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1992, Vol. 75(12)

Journal articles
Pulping of jute, February 1995 Tappi Journal [95Feb106.pdf]

Pulping of jute, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1995, Vol. 78(2)

Journal articles
Neutral to alkaline rosin soap sizing with metal ions and polyethylenimine as mordants, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1995, Vol. 78(4)

Neutral to alkaline rosin soap sizing with metal ions and polyethylenimine as mordants, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1995, Vol. 78(4)

Journal articles
An instrument to assess the biaxial stress during paper drying, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1994, Vol. 77(5)

An instrument to assess the biaxial stress during paper drying, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1994, Vol. 77(5)

Journal articles
Superheated steam drying of paper: effect of sulfonation level, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1995, Vol. 78(7)

Superheated steam drying of paper: effect of sulfonation level, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1995, Vol. 78(7)

Journal articles
Toughened polyester for barrier films, June 1988, TAPPI Journal 88JUN159

Toughened polyester for barrier films, TAPPI JOURNAL June 1988

Journal articles
The impact of sulfonation of hydrogen peroxide bleaching response of hardwood and softwood high-yield pulps, September 1988, TAPPI Journal 88SEP177

The impact of sulfonation on hydrogen peroxide bleaching response of hardwood and softwood high-yield pulps, TAPPI JOURNAL September 1988

Journal articles
The influence of headbox flow conditions on paper properties and their constancy, TAPPI JOURNAL February 1988 88FEB93

The influence of headbox flow conditions on paper properties and their constancy, TAPPI JOURNAL February 1988

Deinked Secondary Fiber, Refining Time and Cationic Starch C

Deinked Secondary Fiber, Refining Time and Cationic Starch Combine for High Quality Paper, 1992 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Stabilizer performance in SIS-based pressure-sensitive adhesives, June 1988, TAPPI Journal 88JUN166

Stabilizer performance in SIS-based pressure-sensitive adhesives, TAPPI JOURNAL June 1988

Journal articles
Flash X-ray imaging of kraft black liquor sprays, TAPPI JOURNAL February 1988 88FEB89

Flash X-ray imaging of kraft black liquor sprays, TAPPI JOURNAL February 1988

Journal articles
Relationship Between Gloss and Surface Texture of Coated Papers, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2008

Relationship Between Gloss and Surface Texture of Coated Papers, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2008

Journal articles
Water release from fractionated stock suspension. Part 2. Effects of consistency, flocculants, shear, and order of mixing, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 2008

Water release from fractionated stock suspension. Part 2. Effects of consistency, flocculants, shear, and order of mixing, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 2008

Journal articles
Modified Egyptian Talc as Internal and Surface Treatments for Papermaking, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2009

Modified Egyptian Talc as Internal and Surface Treatments for Papermaking, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2009