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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Score Projects for Success, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Score Projects for Success, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

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Reliability of Stainless Alloy Equipment in Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Reliability of Stainless Alloy Equipment in Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

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Corrosion and Cracking of Lower Furnace Wall Tubes in Recovery Boilers, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Corrosion and Cracking of Lower Furnace Wall Tubes in Recovery Boilers, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

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Corrosion Control of DD Washers in Alkaline and Acid Bleaching, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Corrosion Control of DD Washers in Alkaline and Acid Bleaching, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

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Effects of Shoe Pressing on Fine Paper Properties, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Effects of Shoe Pressing on Fine Paper Properties, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

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Construction Project Safety Planning, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Construction Project Safety Planning, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

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Assessment and Closure of a Lime Waste Disposal Site Under Washington State Dangerous Waste Regulations, 1990 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Assessment and Closure of a Lime Waste Disposal Site Under Washington State Dangerous Waste Regulations, 1990 Environmental Conference Proceedings

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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

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Using Respirometry to Evaluate the Impact of Macronutrient Application in Pulp and Paper Aerated Stabilization Basins, 2003 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Using Respirometry to Evaluate the Impact of Macronutrient Application in Pulp and Paper Aerated Stabilization Basins, 2003 Environmental Conference Proceedings

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2012 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Print only

2012 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Print only

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How Did We Get Here? A Century of Coating & Graphic Arts Progress, PaperCon 2015

How Did We Get Here? A Century of Coating & Graphic Arts Progress, PaperCon 2015

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Scale-Up Study of Ionomer-PVOH Grease Barrier Coating. PaperCon 2015

Scale-Up Study of Ionomer-PVOH Grease Barrier Coating. PaperCon 2015

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Hydrophobization of inkjet ink to improve deinking efficiency, 2014 PEERS Conference

Hydrophobization of inkjet ink to improve deinking efficiency, 2014 PEERS Conference

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Advancing air separation technology, 2014 PEERS Conference

Advancing air separation technology, 2014 PEERS Conference

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Brownstock Washing Technologies Brownstock Washing II Panel Discussion, 2014 PEERS Conference

Brownstock Washing Technologies Brownstock Washing II Panel Discussion, 2014 PEERS Conference

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Biological Sciences in the Pulp and Paper Industry - The Industryâ??s Viewpoint, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Biological Sciences in the Pulp and Paper Industry - The Industry’s Viewpoint, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

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Fast Evaluation of Spatial Coating Layer Formation using UV Scanner Imaging, PaperCon 2015

Fast Evaluation of Spatial Coating Layer Formation using UV Scanner Imaging, PaperCon 2015

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Design of Blend Chest Agitators; Guidelines, data required and agitator sizing, 2014 PEERS Conference

Design of Blend Chest Agitators; Guidelines, data required and agitator sizing, 2014 PEERS Conference

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Efficient Optimization of Coatings in a Recycled Board Application Using Kubelka-Munk Theory and Mixture Design Techniques, PaperCon 2015

Efficient Optimization of Coatings in a Recycled Board Application Using Kubelka-Munk Theory and Mixture Design Techniques, PaperCon 2015

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Printing Technologies, PaperCon 2015

Printing Technologies, PaperCon 2015