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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Novel Technology for Removal of Sulfides From Condensate, 1999 Engineerging Conference Proceedings

Novel Technology for Removal of Sulfides From Condensate, 1999 Engineerging Conference Proceedings

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Application of Type 312 Stainless Steel Overlay for Corrosion Protection of Batch Digesters, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Application of Type 312 Stainless Steel Overlay for Corrosion Protection of Batch Digesters, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

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Complete Mapping of Cellulose Nanocrystal (CNC) Production Process, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Complete Mapping of Cellulose Nanocrystal (CNC) Production Process, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Conference papers
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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The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

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NOVEL ENZYMATIC APPROACH OFFERS NEW POSSIBILITY FOR RECYCLED TISSUE AND TOWEL MANUFACTURERS, PaperCon 2014

NOVEL ENZYMATIC APPROACH OFFERS NEW POSSIBILITY FOR RECYCLED TISSUE AND TOWEL MANUFACTURERS, PaperCon 2014

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Global Branding but Regional Boxmaking, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Global Branding but Regional Boxmaking, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

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The Challenges of Recycled Furnish in the Manufacture of Premium Tissue Products, PaperCon 2014

The Challenges of Recycled Furnish in the Manufacture of Premium Tissue Products, PaperCon 2014

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Supercalender: Improvements That Enhance Quality, Productivity and Safety, 1993 Finishing and Converting Conference Proceedings

Supercalender: Improvements That Enhance Quality, Productivity and Safety, 1993 Finishing and Converting Conference Proceedings

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Novel Amorphous Polyalphaolefins (APAO) in Hot Melt Adhesive Formulations, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Novel Amorphous Polyalphaolefins (APAO) in Hot Melt Adhesive Formulations, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

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Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Issues, 2006 PLACE Conference(1)

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Issues, 2006 PLACE Conference

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Advances in Extrusion Coating Die Systems Technology, 2006 PLACE Conference

Advances in Extrusion Coating Die Systems Technology, 2006 PLACE Conference

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Chemical Analysis of the Polyester/Metal Surface of a Delamination Failure

Chemical Analysis of the Polyester/Metal Surface of a Delamination Failure

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Removal of Residual Stickies Applying New Flotation Technology at Haindl Paper - Schongau, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Removal of Residual Stickies Applying New Flotation Technology at Haindl Paper - Schongau, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

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Fundamental studies of mixing in a 3-layer stratified headbox jet, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

Fundamental studies of mixing in a 3-layer stratified headbox jet, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

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The use of cellulases and hemicellulases to study lignin-cellulose as well as lignin-hemicellulose bonds in kraft pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2001, Vol. 27(6)

The use of cellulases and hemicellulases to study lignin-cellulose as well as lignin-hemicellulose bonds in kraft pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2001, Vol. 27(6)

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Increasing the surface energy and sterilization of nonwoven fabrics by exposure to a one atmosphere uniform glow discharge plasma (OAUGDP), International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Increasing the surface energy and sterilization of nonwoven fabrics by exposure to a one atmosphere uniform glow discharge plasma (OAUGDP), International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

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Synthetic paper from plastics, "the PLACE", October 2000

Synthetic paper from plastics, "the PLACE", October 2000

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Letter to the editor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Letter to the editor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

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Use of infrared thermography to improve the melt spinning and processing of polyester fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Use of infrared thermography to improve the melt spinning and processing of polyester fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)