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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Assessment of the Level of Microbial Contamination in Cotton and Synthetic Fibers Destined for the Use in Nonwoven Applications, PaperCon 2013

Assessment of the Level of Microbial Contamination in Cotton and Synthetic Fibers Destined for the Use in Nonwoven Applications, PaperCon 2013

Theoretical Prediction of Hydrohead and Blood Penetration of Nonwovens and Porous Membranes, PaperCon 2013

Theoretical Prediction of Hydrohead and Blood Penetration of Nonwovens and Porous Membranes, PaperCon 2013

Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling for the Paper Converting Industry, PaperCon 2013

Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling for the Paper Converting Industry, PaperCon 2013

Quantitative Energy Usage in Whitewater Heating Systems, PaperCon 2013

Quantitative Energy Usage in Whitewater Heating Systems, PaperCon 2013

Sea Salt Particles Filtration Using Nonwoven Media at Varying Relative Humidities (RHs), PaperCon 2014

Sea Salt Particles Filtration Using Nonwoven Media at Varying Relative Humidities (RHs), PaperCon 2014

Microfibrillated Cellulose as a Component in Novel Nonwoven Composite Structures, PaperCon 2014

Microfibrillated Cellulose as a Component in Novel Nonwoven Composite Structures, PaperCon 2014

Process Structure Property Relationship of Melt Spun PLA Filaments in the Spunbond Process, PaperCon 2014

Process Structure Property Relationship of Melt Spun PLA Filaments in the Spunbond Process, PaperCon 2014

Polymer-Laid Nonwovens, PaperCon 2014

Polymer-Laid Nonwovens, PaperCon 2014

Nonwovens Process Technology, PaperCon 2014

Nonwovens Process Technology, PaperCon 2014

A nano-based multilayer separator for lithium rechargeable battery, Papercon 2014

A nano-based multilayer separator for lithium rechargeable battery, Papercon 2014

Nonwovens Industry-Specific Integrated IT Systems, PaperCon 2014

Nonwovens Industry-Specific Integrated IT Systems, PaperCon 2014

PROCESSING, STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF MELT BLOWN POLYETHERIMIDE, PaperCon 2014

PROCESSING, STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF MELT BLOWN POLYETHERIMIDE, PaperCon 2014

EFFECT OF QUENCHING ON THE STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF MELT BLOWN POLYURETHANE NONWOVENS, PaperCon 2014

EFFECT OF QUENCHING ON THE STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF MELT BLOWN POLYURETHANE NONWOVENS, PaperCon 2014

Structure and Properties of Melt Blown Submicron Fiber Nonwovens, PaperCon 2014

Structure and Properties of Melt Blown Submicron Fiber Nonwovens, PaperCon 2014

Nonwoven Materials: Challenges for the Medical and Consumer Products Sector, PaperCon 2014

Nonwoven Materials: Challenges for the Medical and Consumer Products Sector, PaperCon 2014

Fabrications and Functionalizations of Thermoplastic Nano-fibers and Nanofibrous Membranes, PaperCon 2014

Fabrications and Functionalizations of Thermoplastic Nano-fibers and Nanofibrous Membranes, PaperCon 2014

Antibacterial Nonwovens using Nanophase Mn Oxide-Violet Colored (NMO-V) or Nanophase Mn Oxide Coated Fabrics-Violet Colored (NMOC-V), PaperCon 2014

Antibacterial Nonwovens using Nanophase Mn Oxide-Violet Colored (NMO-V) or Nanophase Mn Oxide Coated Fabrics-Violet Colored (NMOC-V), PaperCon 2014

Introduction to Emulsion Polymerization, PaperCon 2013

Introduction to Emulsion Polymerization, PaperCon 2013

FIBEROUS THERMAL INSULATION REVIEW AND UPDATE, PaperCon 2013

FIBEROUS THERMAL INSULATION REVIEW AND UPDATE, PaperCon 2013

Bleaching and/or Dyeing of Cotton Nonwoven Fabrics Without Scouring, PaperCon 2014

Bleaching and/or Dyeing of Cotton Nonwoven Fabrics Without Scouring, PaperCon 2014