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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Correlations between pulp composition and efficiency of M/NFC Production, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Correlations between pulp composition and efficiency of M/NFC Production, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Viscosity measurement: A valuable tool for routine quality control of fibril cellulose, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Viscosity measurement: A valuable tool for routine quality control of fibril cellulose, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Wear resistance of nanoparticle coatings on paperboard, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Wear resistance of nanoparticle coatings on paperboard, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Structural change in nanofibrillated cellulose mat by grinding, dewatering condition and drying methods, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Structural change in nanofibrillated cellulose mat by grinding, dewatering condition and drying methods, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Effect of temperature and humidity on mechanical properties of cellulose nano-crystals films, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Effect of temperature and humidity on mechanical properties of cellulose nano-crystals films, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

BIODISTRIBUTION OF POLY (LACTIC-CO-GLYCOLIC) ACID (PLGA) AND PLGA/CHITOSAN NANOPARTICLES IN F344 RATS ORALLY EXPOSED TO NANOPARTICLES FOR SEVEN DAYS, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnol

BIODISTRIBUTION OF POLY (LACTIC-CO-GLYCOLIC) ACID (PLGA) AND PLGA/CHITOSAN NANOPARTICLES IN F344 RATS ORALLY EXPOSED TO NANOPARTICLES FOR SEVEN DAYS, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

EH&S Studies Associated with the Production of NCCTM at CelluForce, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

EH&S Studies Associated with the Production of NCCTM at CelluForce, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Rheological Properties of Suspensions of Nanocrystalline Cellulose in Polymer Solutions, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Rheological Properties of Suspensions of Nanocrystalline Cellulose in Polymer Solutions, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Surface functionalized nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC) film as a platform for immunoassays and diagnostics, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Surface functionalized nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC) film as a platform for immunoassays and diagnostics, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Different products â?¢ common concerns? Negotiating nanosafety, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Different products • common concerns? Negotiating nanosafety, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Use of cellulose microfibrils in the development of barrier materials â?¢ Benefits and challenges, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Use of cellulose microfibrils in the development of barrier materials • Benefits and challenges, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Utilising the potential of bacterial cellulose in composite materials, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Utilising the potential of bacterial cellulose in composite materials, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Cellulose nano/ microfibrils in packaging board - Results from EU SUNPAP project, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Cellulose nano/ microfibrils in packaging board - Results from EU SUNPAP project, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Incorporating Life Cycle Thinking into Risk Assessment for Nanoscale Materials: Case Study of Nanocellulose, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Incorporating Life Cycle Thinking into Risk Assessment for Nanoscale Materials: Case Study of Nanocellulose, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

IMPROVING THE BARRIER PROPERTIES OF POLY(LACTIC ACID) BOTTLE BY APPLYING LBL-TECHNIQUE, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

IMPROVING THE BARRIER PROPERTIES OF POLY(LACTIC ACID) BOTTLE BY APPLYING LBL-TECHNIQUE, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Towards High-Value Applications of Nanocellulose? A Player and Patent Landscape Approach, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Towards High-Value Applications of Nanocellulose? A Player and Patent Landscape Approach, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Physical and/or chemical compatibilization of extruded cellulose nanocrystal reinforced polystyrene nanocomposites, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Physical and/or chemical compatibilization of extruded cellulose nanocrystal reinforced polystyrene nanocomposites, 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials