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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Technical information papers
The edge crush test (ECT): its relationship to box compression and its derivation from containerboard edge stiffness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-09 (2014)

The edge crush test (ECT): its relationship to box compression and its derivation from containerboard edge stiffness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-09 (2014)

Technical information papers
High density papers -- what are they?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-43 (2011)

High density papers -- what are they?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-43 (2011)

Technical information papers
Dandy roll applications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-53 (2017)

Dandy roll applications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-53 (2017)

Technical information papers
Multiple-out rotary diecut stacking, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-47 (2011)

Multiple-out rotary diecut stacking, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-47 (2011)

Technical information papers
Sulfite Waste Liquor Concentration, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-19 (2002)

Sulfite Waste Liquor Concentration, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-19 (2002)

Technical information papers
Paper Test Rooms: Design Considerations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-04 (2018)

Paper Test Rooms: Design Considerations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-04 (2018)

Technical information papers
Paper machine clothing cleaning and conditioning for recycled fiber use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-51 (2013)

Paper machine clothing cleaning and conditioning for recycled fiber use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-51 (2013)

Technical information papers
Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Technical information papers
Density of Milk of Lime Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-05 (2002)

Density of Milk of Lime Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-05 (2002)

Technical information papers
The impact of doublebacker hot plate level on board quality and how to measure it, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-66 (2012)

The impact of doublebacker hot plate level on board quality and how to measure it, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-66 (2012)

Technical information papers
Ordering steel rule cutting dies, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-21 (2008)

Ordering steel rule cutting dies, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-21 (2008)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)

Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)

Technical information papers
Inspection guidelines for Yankee hood systems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-02 (2013)

Inspection guidelines for Yankee hood systems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-02 (2013)

Technical information papers
How to prevent score cracking in a box plant, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-37 (2009)

How to prevent score cracking in a box plant, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-37 (2009)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for nondestructive examination of suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-19 (2012)

Guidelines for nondestructive examination of suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-19 (2012)

Technical information papers
Fourdrinier Drainage Performance Evaluation - Blow Test Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-07 (2005)

Fourdrinier Drainage Performance Evaluation - Blow Test Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-07 (2005)

Technical information papers
Liquid penetrant testing of new suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-11 (2014)

Liquid penetrant testing of new suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-11 (2014)

Technical information papers
Weld Repairs on New Suction Roll Shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-17 (2005)

Weld repairs on new suction roll shells, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-17 (2015)

Technical information papers
Generalized method for determining the pipe friction loss of flowing pulp suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-14 (2012)

Generalized method for determining the pipe friction loss of flowing pulp suspensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-14 (2012)

Technical information papers
Specific Gravity of Sodium Chloride Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-10 (2002)

Specific Gravity of Sodium Chloride Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-10 (2002)