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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TAPPI Magazines 

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Effect of Papermaking Components on Adhesive Contaminant (Stickies) Characteristics After Pulping, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Effect of Papermaking Components on Adhesive Contaminant (Stickies) Characteristics After Pulping, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

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Keeping pulp and paper foundations relevant, Solutions!, April 2003, Vol. 86(4) (66KB)

Keeping pulp and paper foundations relevant, Solutions!, April 2003, Vol. 86(4) (66KB)

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Jumpstarting the industry, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (47KB)

Jumpstarting the industry, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (47KB)

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Nonwovens Patents, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2003, Vol. 12(2) (418KB)

Nonwovens Patents, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2003, Vol. 12(2) (418KB)

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Pimaâ??s annual management conference, Solutions!, April 2003, Vol. 86(4) (200KB)

Pima’s annual management conference, Solutions!, April 2003, Vol. 86(4) (200KB)

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Wait till this year?, Solutions!, February 2003, Vol. 86(2) (78KB)

Wait till this year?, Solutions!, February 2003, Vol. 86(2) (78KB)

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Lwarcel revs up production and quality with P500 project, Solutions!, April 2003, Vol. 86(4) (290KB)

Lwarcel revs up production and quality with P500 project, Solutions!, April 2003, Vol. 86(4) (290KB)

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Coping in a tough world Part 3: prepare for a difficult conversation, Solutions!, September 2002, Vol. 85(9) (160KB)

Coping in a tough world Part 3: prepare for a difficult conversation, Solutions!, September 2002, Vol. 85(9) (160KB)

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People on the move, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (75KB)

People on the move, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (75KB)

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Machine superintendant dana f. deans: with me it's an instinct, Solutions!, January 2003, Vol. 86(1) (507KB)

Machine superintendant dana f. deans: with me it's an instinct, Solutions!, January 2003, Vol. 86(1) (507KB)

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What does the future hold for engineering, Solutions!, September 2002, Vol. 85(9) (863KB)

What does the future hold for engineering, Solutions!, September 2002, Vol. 85(9) (863KB)

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Forest products industry builds a sustainable record, Solutions!, February 2003, Vol. 86(2) (68KB)

Forest products industry builds a sustainable record, Solutions!, February 2003, Vol. 86(2) (68KB)

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INTC â?? growing, growing, growing, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2003, Vol. 12(2) (419KB)

INTC — growing, growing, growing, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2003, Vol. 12(2) (419KB)

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Free trade in ideas, Solutions!, January 2003, Vol. 86(1) (477KB)

Free trade in ideas, Solutions!, January 2003, Vol. 86(1) (477KB)

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People on the move, Solutions!, April 2003, Vol. 86(4) (150KB)

People on the move, Solutions!, April 2003, Vol. 86(4) (150KB)

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The modern paper machine, part 2: coated and fine paper, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (568KB)

The modern paper machine, part 2: coated and fine paper, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (568KB)

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Formulating coatings for direct print flexo without drying, Solutions!, February 2003, Vol. 86(2) (69KB)

Formulating coatings for direct print flexo without drying, Solutions!, February 2003, Vol. 86(2) (69KB)

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Pulping r&d: the key to competitive advantage?, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (53KB)

Pulping r&d: the key to competitive advantage?, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (53KB)

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China casts large shadow on recycle market, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (139KB)

China casts large shadow on recycle market, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (139KB)