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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Membrane Desalination of Pulp Bleach Wastewater, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Membrane Desalination of Pulp Bleach Wastewater, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Incorporating the NESHAP General Provisions into the Cluster Rule Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction Plans, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Incorporating the NESHAP General Provisions into the Cluster Rule Startup, Shutdown, Malfunction Plans, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Growing' Low-Cost RFID Antennas, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Growing' Low-Cost RFID Antennas, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Why HP Loves Smart Packaging, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Why HP Loves Smart Packaging, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Start the Presses, 2004 International Corrugated Packaing Conference

Start the Presses, 2004 International Corrugated Packaing Conference

RFID Tag Market in Flux, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

RFID Tag Market in Flux, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Out of the Lab, into the Warehouse, 2004 International Corrugated Packaing Conference

Out of the Lab, into the Warehouse, 2004 International Corrugated Packaing Conference

Future Trends i nthe Corrugated Packaging Industry, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Future Trends i nthe Corrugated Packaging Industry, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Journal articles
Global Branding but Regional Boxmaking, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Global Branding but Regional Boxmaking, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Interaction Paper Moisture and Temperature and Its Effect on Corrugated Board Quality, 1998 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Interaction Paper Moisture and Temperature and Its Effect on Corrugated Board Quality, 1998 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Predictability of Printing on Linerboard Substrates, 1999 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Predictability of Printing on Linerboard Substrates, 1999 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Analysis of the Processes of Forming and Consolidation in Blade Coating, 1995 Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Analysis of the Processes of Forming and Consolidation in Blade Coating, 1995 Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

TAPPI/FBA Corrugated Productivity & Waste Survey, 1995 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

TAPPI/FBA Corrugated Productivity & Waste Survey, 1995 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

New Liquid Adhesive Application Techniques Improve Corrugated Box Quality, 1996 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

New Liquid Adhesive Application Techniques Improve Corrugated Box Quality, 1996 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

1997 Corrugated Containers Conference - "Optical Corrugated Sheet Counter"

1997 Corrugated Containers Conference - "Optical Corrugated Sheet Counter"

Microstructure Evolution in Latex Coatings, 1995 Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Microstructure Evolution in Latex Coatings, 1995 Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

New Approach to Increasing Machine Utilization, 1997 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

New Approach to Increasing Machine Utilization, 1997 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Safety Committee Workshop, 1994 International Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Safety Committee Workshop, 1994 International Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Demonstration of the Optium Level of Phosphorus Addition for Operation of Aeration Stabilization Basins, 1998 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Demonstration of the Optium Level of Phosphorus Addition for Operation of Aeration Stabilization Basins, 1998 Environmental Conference Proceedings