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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2010 Intl' Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

2010 Intl' Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

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2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials Proceedings CD

2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials Proceedings CD

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2012 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

2012 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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A Novel Silica-based Nano Pigment as a Titanium Dioxide Replacement, PaperCon 2015

A Novel Silica-based Nano Pigment as a Titanium Dioxide Replacement, PaperCon 2015

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Thin barrier and other functional coatings for paper by foam coating, PaperCon 2015

Thin barrier and other functional coatings for paper by foam coating, PaperCon 2015

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Coating Conference Proceedings CD-ROM Site License, 2005 TAPPI

Coating Conference Proceedings CD-ROM Site License, 2005 TAPPI

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Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD-ROM, 2009

Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD-ROM, 2009

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2011 Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD

2011 Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD

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2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

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

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2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

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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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Properties Of Aqueous PHABarrier Coatings For Paper And Paperboard Applications, PaperCon 2015

Properties Of Aqueous PHABarrier Coatings For Paper And Paperboard Applications, PaperCon 2015

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Advanced Coating 2008 Conference Proceedings Book

Advanced Coating 2008 Conference Proceedings Book

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New coating concept gives improved barrier properties at reduced coat weight. PaperCon 2015

New coating concept gives improved barrier properties at reduced coat weight. PaperCon 2015

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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

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Modifying coated woodfree papers for use as high quality boards, PaperCon 2015

Modifying coated woodfree papers for use as high quality boards, PaperCon 2015

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A Novel Process for UV Light Activated Oxygen Indicators for Modified Atmosphere Packages, PaperCon 2015

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The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape and Blade Geometry on Particle Alignment, PaperCon 2015

The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape and Blade Geometry on Particle Alignment, PaperCon 2015