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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Conference papers
Binders & Additives Anthology CD-ROM

Binders & Additives Anthology CD

Books
Celebrating a Century of Achievement

Celebrating a Century of Achievement

Conference papers
Case Studies of Applied New Technologies: Borohydride-Based

Case Studies of Applied New Technologies: Borohydride-Based Bleaching in US and Latin American Recycle Mills

Magazine articles
What's new with tappi test methods?, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 2000, Vol. 83(9)

What's new with tappi test methods?, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 2000, Vol. 83(9)

Journal articles
Techlink: TJ Summaries, Paper360° December 2007 07decpa22

TAPPI JOURNAL Summaries, Paper360º December 2007

Journal articles
Clamped speciment testing: a faster edgewise crush procedure, TAPPI JOURNAL October 1988 88OCT65

Clamped speciment testing: a faster edgewise crush procedure, TAPPI JOURNAL October 1988

Journal articles
2014 TAPPI/PIMA Award Winners, Paper360º May/June 2014

2014 TAPPI/PIMA Award Winners, Paper360º May/June 2014

Journal articles
Improve the Effectiveness of Your Steam Showers, Paper360º March/April 2014

Improve the Effectiveness of Your Steam Showers, Paper360º March/April 2014

Journal articles
Association News: Have You Tried the TAPPI Community? Paper360° March/April 2014

Association News, Paper360º March/April 2014

Journal articles
Self Service or In-mill Resident for Your QCS?, Paper360º May/June 2014

Self Service or In-mill Resident for Your QCS?, Paper360º May/June 2014

Journal articles
1987 TAPPI bar code survey, TAPPI JOURNAL July 1988

1987 TAPPI bar code survey, TAPPI JOURNAL July 1988

Journal articles
ASSOCIATION NEWS - â??To P 20 Under 30â? Contest Winners Announced, Paper360° March/April 2015 - 15marpa86

Association News, Paper360º March/April 2015

Journal articles
Identifying Trends in CAPITAL PLANNING, Paper360º March/April 2014

Identifying Trends in CAPITAL PLANNING, Paper360º March/April 2014

Journal articles
TAPPI 96 and New Orleans a great combination for a great impression, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1996, Vol. 79(4)

TAPPI 96 and new orleans a great combination for a great impression, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1996, Vol. 79(4)

Journal articles
Continual improvements keep Tasman Pulp and Paper competitive, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1996, Vol.79(8)

Continual improvements keep tasman pulp and paper competitive, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1996, Vol.79(8)

Journal articles
2015 PaperCon Promotional, Paper360° January/February 2015 - 15JANPA33

2015 PaperCon, Paper360º January/February 2015

Journal articles
1995 TAPPI salary survey, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1996, Vol.79(8)

1995 TAPPI salary survey, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1996, Vol.79(8)

Journal articles
Printing Electronics on Paper and Board, Paper360° January/February 2015 - 15JANPA28

Printing Electronics on Paper and Board, Paper360º January/February 2015

Journal articles
Association News: TAPPI Awards Announced, Paper360° March/April 2011

Association News, Paper360º March/April 2011

Journal articles
Successful Asset Management in the Paper Industry from an OEM Point of View, Paper360° May/June 2013

Successful Asset Management in the Paper industry from an OeM Point of View, Paper360º May/June 2013