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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The Challenges and Opportunities of Measuring Properties of Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Materials: Importance of a Multi-Technique Approach, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

The Challenges and Opportunities of Measuring Properties of Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Materials: Importance of a Multi-Technique Approach, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Using Nano- and Micro-Particles of Silver in Lignin Analysis, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Using Nano- and Micro-Particles of Silver in Lignin Analysis, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology for Paper Recycling, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology for Paper Recycling, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

New Production Method for Nano Silica Sol and its Application for Papermaking, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

New Production Method for Nano Silica Sol and its Application for Papermaking, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

National Nanotechnology Initiative Contributions to Commercialization, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry Symposium

National Nanotechnology Initiative Contributions to Commercialization, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry Symposium

Characterization of mechanically and enzymatically produced nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) from wood pulp, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Characterization of mechanically and enzymatically produced nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) from wood pulp, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanomanufacturing Issues, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanomanufacturing Issues, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

nanoHUB.org: Cyberinfrastructure for Nanotechnology Researchand Education, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

nanoHUB.org: Cyberinfrastructure for Nanotechnology Researchand Education, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Bio-inspired Chemo-mechanical Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Bio-inspired Chemo-mechanical Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Youngâ??s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force MicroscopyYoungâ??s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force Microscopy

Young’s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force MicroscopyYoung’s Modulus of Cellulose Fibrils Measured Using Atomic Force Microscopy

Carbon Nanotube and Cellulose-Based Energy Storage, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Carbon Nanotube and Cellulose-Based Energy Storage, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

NANOCOMPOSITE THIN FILMS:Assembly, Characterizations, & Applications, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

NANOCOMPOSITE THIN FILMS:Assembly, Characterizations, & Applications, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Evaluating the Safety of NanomaterialsEvaluating the Safety of Nanomaterials

Evaluating the Safety of NanomaterialsEvaluating the Safety of Nanomaterials

Nanofibrillated Cellulose Fibers: Where Size Matters in Opening New markets to Nanofiber Usage, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanofibrillated Cellulose Fibers: Where Size Matters in Opening New markets to Nanofiber Usage, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Washless Multi-Nano-Layered Fiber Preparations, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Washless Multi-Nano-Layered Fiber Preparations, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Characterization of Wood Polymer Nanocomposites Made of Melamine-Urea-Formaldehyde and Layered Silicate Clay, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Characterization of Wood Polymer Nanocomposites Made of Melamine-Urea-Formaldehyde and Layered Silicate Clay, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology and Forest products Opportunity Roadmap, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology and Forest products Opportunity Roadmap, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

NIST: Promoting U.S. Innovation and Industrial Competitiveness Opportunities for Interactions, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

NIST: Promoting U.S. Innovation and Industrial Competitiveness Opportunities for Interactions, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

A Novel Method for Carbon Nanotube Production and the Mechanisms Involved, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

A Novel Method for Carbon Nanotube Production and the Mechanisms Involved, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Self-Assembled Fibrillar Proteins as Scaffolds for Nanomaterials Growth, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Self-Assembled Fibrillar Proteins as Scaffolds for Nanomaterials Growth, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry