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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Mill Workforce Development: SustainingÃ?AgilityÃ?andÃ?ProfitabilityÃ?ThroughÃ?DevelopingÃ?Employees, PaperCon 2014

Mill Workforce Development: SustainingÊAgilityÊandÊProfitabilityÊThroughÊDevelopingÊEmployees, PaperCon 2014

Continuous Online PM Real Time Simulation and Close Loop MPC Raise PM Performance, PaperCon 2014

Continuous Online PM Real Time Simulation and Close Loop MPC Raise PM Performance, PaperCon 2014

Effect of Mechanical Pre-treatment on a Novel Method for Cellulose Fibers Treatment, PaperCon 2014

Effect of Mechanical Pre-treatment on a Novel Method for Cellulose Fibers Treatment, PaperCon 2014

Vacuum System and Dewatering Optimization, PaperCon 2014

Vacuum System and Dewatering Optimization, PaperCon 2014

Evaluating Dryer Steam & Condensate Rebuilds, PaperCon 2014

Evaluating Dryer Steam & Condensate Rebuilds, PaperCon 2014

Midwest Fine Paper Machine Dryer Rebuild Success Story, PaperCon 2014

Midwest Fine Paper Machine Dryer Rebuild Success Story, PaperCon 2014

World Pulp & Paper Industry Outlook: A Very High-Level View, PaperCon 2014

World Pulp & Paper Industry Outlook: A Very High-Level View, PaperCon 2014

Energy Savings in Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

Energy Savings in Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

Lazy Steam Injector in Bi-Nipâ??Tunnelâ? of Medium Machine, PaperCon 2014

Lazy Steam Injector in Bi-Nip“Tunnel” of Medium Machine, PaperCon 2014

DuraPulp - Sustainable solutions for the future, PaperCon 2014

DuraPulp - Sustainable solutions for the future, PaperCon 2014

Safer Chemicals: Assessing Alternatives, PaperCon 2014

Safer Chemicals: Assessing Alternatives, PaperCon 2014

Curtain CoatingTechnology - Latest references, PaperCon 2014

Curtain CoatingTechnology - Latest references, PaperCon 2014

Expera Specialty Solutions: Managers Round Table, PaperCon 2014

Expera Specialty Solutions: Managers Round Table, PaperCon 2014

Wet End ventilation in the packaging and board industry, PaperCon 2014

Wet End ventilation in the packaging and board industry, PaperCon 2014

Bleach Plant Optimization at the Resolute Forest Products Coosa Pines Pulp Mill, 2014 PEERS Conference

Bleach Plant Optimization at the Resolute Forest Products Coosa Pines Pulp Mill, 2014 PEERS Conference

Styrenic Block Copolymer for Radiation Curing of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Styrenic Block Copolymer for Radiation Curing of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Screening of Hot Melt Components for Repulpability Using a Four Step Test That Considers Common Repulping Environments, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Screening of Hot Melt Components for Repulpability Using a Four Step Test That Considers Common Repulping Environments, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Screening of Hot Melt Components for Repulpability Using a Four Step Test That Considers Common Repulping Environments, 1993 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Screening of Hot Melt Components for Repulpability Using a Four Step Test That Considers Common Repulping Environments, 1993 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
The factors that control run-ahead on printing presses, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (385KB)

The factors that control run-ahead on printing presses, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (385KB)

Journal articles
Statistical Geometry of Paper Cross-Sections, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 7 JULY 2002 [02JULJP228.pdf]

Statistical geometry of paper cross-sections, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2002, Vol. 28(7) (321KB)