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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Mixing Intensity Analysis of a 2-Layer Stratified Headbox Jet, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Mixing Intensity Analysis of a 2-Layer Stratified Headbox Jet, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Color Measurement of Flourescent Paper Grades, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Color Measurement of Flourescent Paper Grades, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
An Integrated Waste Management Program for High Ash Papermill Sludge, 1990 Environmental Conference Proceedings

An Integrated Waste Management Program for High Ash Papermill Sludge, 1990 Environmental Conference Proceedings

On-Line Soft-Nip Calendering and Supercalendering Studies II: Effects of Operating Variables on Optical Quality, Printability, Runnability, Stiffness, and Caliper, 1998 Coating Conference Proceedings

On-Line Soft-Nip Calendering and Supercalendering Studies II: Effects of Operating Variables on Optical Quality, Printability, Runnability, Stiffness, and Caliper, 1998 Coating Conference Proceedings

Use of an Anionic Polymer to Enhance Coating Performance By In Situ Modification of Clay Particle Size Distribution, 1998 Coating Conference Proceedings

Use of an Anionic Polymer to Enhance Coating Performance By In Situ Modification of Clay Particle Size Distribution, 1998 Coating Conference Proceedings

Analyzing the Effect of Binder Content on the Mechanical Properties of Paper Coatings, 1998 Coating Conference Proceedings

Analyzing the Effect of Binder Content on the Mechanical Properties of Paper Coatings, 1998 Coating Conference Proceedings

Modeling of Short Time Penetration into Complex Porous Structures, 2000 Coating Conference Proceedings

Modeling of Short Time Penetration into Complex Porous Structures, 2000 Coating Conference Proceedings

Modelling Coating Structure Development: Monte-Carlo Deposition of Particles with Irregular Shapes, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Modelling Coating Structure Development: Monte-Carlo Deposition of Particles with Irregular Shapes, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Effects of Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Ethyl(Hydroxyethyl) Cellulose on Surface Structure of Coatings Drawn Down From Polystyrene Suspensions, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Effects of Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Ethyl(Hydroxyethyl) Cellulose on Surface Structure of Coatings Drawn Down From Polystyrene Suspensions, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Effect of Water Penetration on Offset Mottling: The Effect of Dwell Time on Offset Mottling with a VDTA Coater, 1991 Coating Conference Proceedings

Effect of Water Penetration on Offset Mottling: The Effect of Dwell Time on Offset Mottling with a VDTA Coater, 1991 Coating Conference Proceedings

Thermomechanical Properties of the Polymer Binder Affecting the Processability, Structure and Properties of Dry Surface Treated Papers, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Thermomechanical Properties of the Polymer Binder Affecting the Processability, Structure and Properties of Dry Surface Treated Papers, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Modeling the Effects of Styrene-Butadiene-Acrylonitrile Copolymer Latex on Printing Properties of Coated Woodfree Papers, 1998 Coating Conference Proceedings

Modeling the Effects of Styrene-Butadiene-Acrylonitrile Copolymer Latex on Printing Properties of Coated Woodfree Papers, 1998 Coating Conference Proceedings

Influence of Latex Modifications on Viscoelastic Properties of Coating Colours, 1998 Coating Conference Proceedings

Influence of Latex Modifications on Viscoelastic Properties of Coating Colours, 1998 Coating Conference Proceedings

Influence of Ultra Fine Surface Profile to Sheet and Print Gloss of Coated Paper, 2000 Coating Conference Proceedings

Influence of Ultra Fine Surface Profile to Sheet and Print Gloss of Coated Paper, 2000 Coating Conference Proceedings

Effects of Pigment Type and Pore Structure on Optical Properties & Rotogravure Printability of Light Weight Coated (LWC) Paper, 2000 Coating Conference Proceedings

Effects of Pigment Type and Pore Structure on Optical Properties & Rotogravure Printability of Light Weight Coated (LWC) Paper, 2000 Coating Conference Proceedings

Rheology of Coating Colors and Their Runnability on a CLC, 1998 Coating Conference Proceedings

Rheology of Coating Colors and Their Runnability on a CLC, 1998 Coating Conference Proceedings

Pulp Fibre Mat Permeability Measurement Under Simulated Forming Conditions, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Pulp Fibre Mat Permeability Measurement Under Simulated Forming Conditions, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Polymer-Polymer and Polymer-Pigment Interactions - Implications on Ink Jet Universal Media, 1999 Coating Conference Proceedings

Polymer-Polymer and Polymer-Pigment Interactions - Implications on Ink Jet Universal Media, 1999 Coating Conference Proceedings

Sodium Salt Scaling in Black Liquor Evaporators and Concentrators, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Sodium Salt Scaling in Black Liquor Evaporators and Concentrators, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Selection of Materials for Low-Temperature Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electri

Selection of Materials for Low-Temperature Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)