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

Showing 1–20 of 32 results
Conference papers
Construction Project Safety Planning, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Construction Project Safety Planning, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Advanced Documentation System Revolutionizes Maintenance and Training, PaperCon 2014

Advanced Documentation System Revolutionizes Maintenance and Training, PaperCon 2014

Paper Machine Vacuum Systems: Panel Discussion Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps, PaperCon 2014

Paper Machine Vacuum Systems: Panel Discussion Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps, PaperCon 2014

Journal articles
Air velocity, air temperature, fiber vibration and fiber diameter measurements on a practical melt blowing die, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2004, Vol. 13(3) (1375 KB)

Air velocity, air temperature, fiber vibration and fiber diameter measurements on a practical melt blowing die, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2004, Vol. 13(3) (1375 KB)

TURBAIR® Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

TURBAIR® Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

Upgrade of Fiber Line at Newark, Fitchburg, MA mill, PaperCon 2014

Upgrade of Fiber Line at Newark, Fitchburg, MA mill, PaperCon 2014

Case Study: Forming Section Rebuild at Sappi Somerset Mill PM3 Better Formation and Significant Cost Savings, PaperCon 2014

Case Study: Forming Section Rebuild at Sappi Somerset Mill PM3 Better Formation and Significant Cost Savings, PaperCon 2014

Conference papers
Construction Safety, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Construction Safety, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Books
Mechanical Seals: Guidelines for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Mechanical Seals: Guidelines for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Technical information papers
Index of Safety Resources, Technical Information Paper TIP 0

Index of Safety Resources, Technical Information Paper TIP 0401-01 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
GTAW root pass welding of 6% molybdenum austenitic stainless

GTAW root pass welding of 6% molybdenum austenitic stainless steel pipe-open root joint with hand-fed filler, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-20 WITHDRAWN

Books
Paper Machine Dynamic Foundation Design

Paper Machine Dynamic Foundation Design

Books
Acoustic Emission Nondestructive Evaluation of Yankee Dryers

Acoustic Emission Nondestructive Evaluation of Yankee Dryers

Books
Power Piping Data, Second Edition

Power Piping Data, Second Edition

Technical information papers
Reel Diameter for Various Reel Spool and Roll Core Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-03 (2006)

Reel Diameter for Various Reel Spool and Roll Core Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-03 (2006)

Technical information papers
Chart for Determination of Length of Rolls of Various Diameters and Basis Weights, Technical Information Paper TIP 1008-02 (2005) - WITHDRAWN

Chart for Determination of Length of Rolls of Various Diameters and Basis Weights, Technical Information Paper TIP 1008-02 (2005) - WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Guidelines for Procurement of Cast Stainless Steels for Large Pumps and Valves for the Pulp and Paper Industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-25 (2005)

Guidelines for Procurement of Cast Stainless Steels for Large Pumps and Valves for the Pulp and Paper Industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-25 (2005)

Technical information papers
Guideline for Obtaining High Quality Radiographic Testing (RT) of Butt Welds in Boiler Tubes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-33 (2006)

Guideline for Obtaining High Quality Radiographic Testing (RT) of Butt Welds in Boiler Tubes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-33 (2006)

Books
Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

Books
Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated