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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Standards
Develop Standards Methods

TAPPI Standards, Technical Information Papers (TIPS) and Useful MethodsAre you interested in reviewing or submitting TAPPI Standards, TIPs or Useful Methods? There are many ways to get involved at various levels of commitment. You

Technical information papers
Develop TIPs

Developing Technical Information Papers (TIPs) How to Submit a Technical Information Paper (TIP) Are you interested in submitting or reviewing a Technical Information Paper (TIP)? Getting started is easy, and which steps you take

Technical information papers
Subject Index - Technical Information Papers

This document was last updated September 3, 2015.

Standards
Test Labs list


Technical information papers
Rotating Bar Bending Fatigue Testing in a Corrosive Environm

Rotating Bar Bending Fatigue Testing in a Corrosive Environment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-09 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Green Peel Bond Test at the Corrugator, Technical Informatio

Green Peel Bond Test at the Corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-27 (2003) - Withdrawn as a TIP, but revised as new Useful Method UM 822

Technical information papers
Flat Mounting Techniques, Technical Information Paper TIP 03

Flat Mounting Techniques, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-19 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0304-55: "Corr

Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0304-55: "Corrugated Boxplant - List of Potential Hazards"

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0418-01: "Solu

Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0418-01: "Solubility of Sodium Carbonate in Sodium Sulfide Solutions"

Technical information papers
Typical Task Time Values - Pulpmill, Wood Chip Handling; Unl

Typical Task Time Values - Pulpmill, Wood Chip Handling; Unload with Skid Steer, Technical Information Paper TIP 0412-11 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - TIP 0306-08: "Withdrawn - Auto

Technical Information Paper - TIP 0306-08: "Withdrawn - Automatic Viscosity Controllers for Flexo Inks"

Technical information papers
Best Practice for Recovery Boiler Inspection, TIP 0416-26

Best Practice for Recovery Boiler Inspection (Optimizing Inspection Scope), Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-26 (2015)

Technical information papers
Row Size Specifications for Paper Roll Storage, Technical In

Row Size Specifications for Paper Roll Storage, Technical Information Paper TIP 0412-06 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - TIP 0305-01: "Withdrawn - A Tw

Technical Information Paper - TIP 0305-01: "Withdrawn - A Two-Minute Lesson in Computers"

Technical information papers
Desired Workplace Dimensions, Technical Information Paper TI

Desired Workplace Dimensions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0412-05 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Guidelines for Welding and Inspection of Stainless Alloy Pip

Guidelines for Welding and Inspection of Stainless Alloy Piping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-26 (2005) - WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Thick Stock and Broke Screening Systems, Evaluation, Inspect

Thick Stock and Broke Screening Systems, Evaluation, Inspection and Maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-08 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Screening Symbols, Terminology and Equations, Technical Info

Screening Symbols, Terminology and Equations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0605-04 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Common operating problems and probable solutions: Introducti

Common operating problems and probable solutions: Introduction, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-36 WITHDRAWN

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Technical Information Paper - TIP 0906-01: "Withdrawn - Whit

Technical Information Paper - TIP 0906-01: "Withdrawn - White Water Loss Determination"