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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Books
Finishing - Papermaking Part 3

Papermaking Part 3, Finishing

Books
Pulp and Paper Testing

Pulp and Paper Testing

Technical information papers
Cotton in Nonwovens, Technical Information Paper TIP 1205-02 (2008)

Cotton in Nonwovens, Technical Information Paper TIP 1205-02 (2008)

Cladding the World in Decorative Laminates, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Cladding the World in Decorative Laminates, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Guide for Green Office Furniture, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Guide for Green Office Furniture, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Advancing the Wood-Based Decorative Surfacing Industry: CPA Initiatives and Industry Challenges, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Advancing the Wood-Based Decorative Surfacing Industry: CPA Initiatives and Industry Challenges, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Backing Technology for Laminate Flooring Applications, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Backing Technology for Laminate Flooring Applications, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

North American Panel Composite: Market Outlook, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

North American Panel Composite: Market Outlook, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Green Building and Energy Conservation, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Green Building and Energy Conservation, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Technological Trends in Panel Finishing, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Technological Trends in Panel Finishing, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Paper Treating for Laminate Flooring, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Paper Treating for Laminate Flooring, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Books
Lean Maintenance

Lean Maintenance

Hot Coatings for Wood and Wood Based Panels, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Hot Coatings for Wood and Wood Based Panels, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Direct Multi-Colour Printing on Wood and Wood Composite Panels, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Direct Multi-Colour Printing on Wood and Wood Composite Panels, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Conventional Printing + Digital Technology = Profits Squared, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Conventional Printing + Digital Technology = Profits Squared, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Computer Vision Defect Detection: Thirteen Years of Experiene With the Composite Laminate Panel Flooring and Laminate Furniture Industry Components, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposiu

Computer Vision Defect Detection: Thirteen Years of Experiene With the Composite Laminate Panel Flooring and Laminate Furniture Industry Components, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Formeldehyde Update, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Formeldehyde Update, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Lightweight Honeycomb Panels, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Lightweight Honeycomb Panels, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Formaldehyde in Challenging Times, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Formaldehyde in Challenging Times, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Books
The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover

The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover