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 Chemical Barrier for Oxygen Delignification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information

The Chemical Barrier for Oxygen Delignification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Shoe Press Performance And Troubleshooting, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Pro

Shoe Press Performance And Troubleshooting, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Selection and Development of Refractory Structural Materials for Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Pr

Selection and Development of Refractory Structural Materials for Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product

TSO, TSI and Fibre Orientation Optimization, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Pr

TSO, TSI and Fibre Orientation Optimization, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

A New Tool to Measure and Track Fiber Properties and Experiences from Installations in Pulp Mills., 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Paperma

A New Tool to Measure and Track Fiber Properties and Experiences from Installations in Pulp Mills., 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product &

Phosphonates as Additives in Kraft Pulp, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Produc

Phosphonates as Additives in Kraft Pulp, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Conference papers
Do You Know What Causes the Variability in the Paper You Produce?, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical

Do You Know What Causes the Variability in the Paper You Produce?, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Drives for Papermakers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Q

Drives for Papermakers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Press Optimization With A New, Instantaneous Wet End Paper Machine Moisture Profile Measurement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermaker

Press Optimization With A New, Instantaneous Wet End Paper Machine Moisture Profile Measurement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Pro

Low Capital, High Return Modifications to Kraft Pulping Operations Part II. Effect of Green Liquor on Pulp Carbohydrates, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conferen

Low Capital, High Return Modifications to Kraft Pulping Operations Part II. Effect of Green Liquor on Pulp Carbohydrates, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & I

Environmentally Friendly PET Polyester Resins Used in the Wet-end at Neutral-Alkaline, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process

Environmentally Friendly PET Polyester Resins Used in the Wet-end at Neutral-Alkaline, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quali

Development of Reburning Technology for Combustion Improvement in WoodWaste-Fired Stoker Boilers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermake

Development of Reburning Technology for Combustion Improvement in WoodWaste-Fired Stoker Boilers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Pr

Integration of Ozone and Membrane Processes for Bleach Plant Effluent Treatment, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Contr

Integration of Ozone and Membrane Processes for Bleach Plant Effluent Treatment, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Experiences with Thermography at Smurfit Stone, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information;

Experiences with Thermography at Smurfit Stone, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

How To Construct A Lube Supply Agreement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Produ

How To Construct A Lube Supply Agreement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Concentric Mixing Of Softwood Pulp And Water, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; P

Concentric Mixing Of Softwood Pulp And Water, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Sheet Properties Predictions: A Millâ??s Experience Selling by the Model., 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, El

Sheet Properties Predictions: A Mill’s Experience Selling by the Model., 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Use Of Ash In Haps Removal (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical

Use Of Ash In Haps Removal (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Low Sludge Production and Stable Operation with the Nutrient Limited BAS Process, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Cont

Low Sludge Production and Stable Operation with the Nutrient Limited BAS Process, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Use of Electrochemical Noise to Assess Corrosion in Kraft Continuous Digesters, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Contro

Use of Electrochemical Noise to Assess Corrosion in Kraft Continuous Digesters, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)