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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High Temperature Peroxide Bleaching of Mechanical Pulps from Spruce, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

High Temperature Peroxide Bleaching of Mechanical Pulps from Spruce, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

The Suitability of Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga Menziesli) Logs From Early Thinnings in Stone Groundwood Mechanical Pulping Operations for Supercalandered Magazine Paper Grades, 2007 International Mechani

The Suitability of Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga Menziesli) Logs From Early Thinnings in Stone Groundwood Mechanical Pulping Operations for Supercalandered Magazine Paper Grades, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Comparative Study Between a New Verity Topography Measurement Device to Parker Print Surf and Emveco Instruments Evaluating Base Sheet and Subsequent Air Knife & Blade Coating, and Calendering, 20

Comparative Study Between a New Verity Topography Measurement Device to Parker Print Surf and Emveco Instruments Evaluating Base Sheet and Subsequent Air Knife & Blade Coating, and Calendering, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Inorganic Nanoparticle Impregnation into Micropore Cellular Structure, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Inorganic Nanoparticle Impregnation into Micropore Cellular Structure, 2007 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Improving Runnability and Paper Quality with High-Resolution and Ultrasonic Testing, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Improving Runnability and Paper Quality with High-Resolution and Ultrasonic Testing, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Alternative Alkalis in Peroxide Bleaching of Mechanical Pulp, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Alternative Alkalis in Peroxide Bleaching of Mechanical Pulp, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Interaction of Flotation Cell Operating Variables, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Interaction of Flotation Cell Operating Variables, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

SHORT-TIME COATING DEWATERING: A NOVEL TEST METHOD AND MODEL, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

SHORT-TIME COATING DEWATERING: A NOVEL TEST METHOD AND MODEL, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

PREDICTION OF COATING STRUCTURE CHANGE DURING CALENDERING, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

PREDICTION OF COATING STRUCTURE CHANGE DURING CALENDERING, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Preparation and investigation of unsupported multilayer coating composites concerning their in-plane stress-strain and bending characteristics, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Preparation and investigation of unsupported multilayer coating composites concerning their in-plane stress-strain and bending characteristics, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Numerical Modeling of Optical Coatings using Coupled Dipole imation, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Numerical Modeling of Optical Coatings using Coupled Dipole imation, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

CRITICAL BUBBLE SIZE AND SURFACTANT FOR CURTAIN DISRUPTION, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

CRITICAL BUBBLE SIZE AND SURFACTANT FOR CURTAIN DISRUPTION, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

The Use of Silica Pigments in Coated Media for Inkjet Printing: Effects of Absorption and Porosity on Printing Performance and Depth-Profiling Using Confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating

The Use of Silica Pigments in Coated Media for Inkjet Printing: Effects of Absorption and Porosity on Printing Performance and Depth-Profiling Using Confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A Multiphase Mechanism for Setting and Gloss Development of Offset Ink, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A Multiphase Mechanism for Setting and Gloss Development of Offset Ink, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Fiber Orientation in Headbox and Forming Jet-From Modeling to 3-D Imaging, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation in Headbox and Forming Jet-From Modeling to 3-D Imaging, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation and TSO Profiles: Headbox Design and Operations, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation and TSO Profiles: Headbox Design and Operations, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Investigation of Filter Cake Stability Using Numerical Simulation Technique, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Investigation of Filter Cake Stability Using Numerical Simulation Technique, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A New Analytical Model for Impact and Spreading of One Drop Application to Inkjet Printing, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A New Analytical Model for Impact and Spreading of One Drop Application to Inkjet Printing, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Pigment Particle Surfaces by ToF-SIMS, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Pigment Particle Surfaces by ToF-SIMS, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Comparison of Fiber Length Analyzers, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Comparison of Fiber Length Analyzers, 2005 Papermakers Conference