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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Ethyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (EHEC) in Paper Coating Colors - Thermally Induced Interactions and Their Implications for Coated Paper Properties, 1998 Coating/Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Ethyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (EHEC) in Paper Coating Colors - Thermally Induced Interactions and Their Implications for Coated Paper Properties, 1998 Coating/Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Third Generation Reeling, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Third Generation Reeling, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

On the Influence of Felt Structure Details on Water Removal in a Press Nip, 1993 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

On the Influence of Felt Structure Details on Water Removal in a Press Nip, 1993 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Concept for Copy Paper Production, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Concept for Copy Paper Production, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Hydantoin Effects on Hypoclorite and Hypobromite Biocidal Efficacy in Alkaline Papermaking Applications, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Hydantoin Effects on Hypoclorite and Hypobromite Biocidal Efficacy in Alkaline Papermaking Applications, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Pitch Fixation/Emulsification in Newsprint: Mechanisms and Mill Experiences, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Pitch Fixation/Emulsification in Newsprint: Mechanisms and Mill Experiences, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

On-Line Treatment Control of Coated Broke Slurries, 1993 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

On-Line Treatment Control of Coated Broke Slurries, 1993 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Analysis of Alkyl Ketene Dimer (AKD) by Potentiometric Titration, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Analysis of Alkyl Ketene Dimer (AKD) by Potentiometric Titration, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Water Management for the Multi-Layer Machine, 1993 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Water Management for the Multi-Layer Machine, 1993 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Review of the Chemical Composition, Process Implications, Measurement Techniques, and Control Strategies for Interfering Substances in the Papermaking Process, 1993 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Review of the Chemical Composition, Process Implications, Measurement Techniques, and Control Strategies for Interfering Substances in the Papermaking Process, 1993 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Novel Drainage Analysis of Chemical Additives in Systems with Increasing Mill Closure, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Novel Drainage Analysis of Chemical Additives in Systems with Increasing Mill Closure, 1996 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Controlling Consistency of Paper Machine Stock and Broke Systems, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Controlling Consistency of Paper Machine Stock and Broke Systems, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Tissue Roll Handling with AGVS, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Tissue Roll Handling with AGVS, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

High Surface Temperature Paper and Board Drying, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

High Surface Temperature Paper and Board Drying, 1994 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Catalog of Stock Preparation and Secondary Fiber Pilot Plants, 1992 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Catalog of Stock Preparation and Secondary Fiber Pilot Plants, 1992 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Cost Effective New Technology to Apply Starch and Other Additives, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Cost Effective New Technology to Apply Starch and Other Additives, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Neutral pH Pulping of Wastepaper, 1993 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Neutral pH Pulping of Wastepaper, 1993 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Optimizing the Use of Synthetic Surface Sizes on Alkaline Basestock, 1991 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Optimizing the Use of Synthetic Surface Sizes on Alkaline Basestock, 1991 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Wet End Management by Controlling Consistencies and Charge, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Wet End Management by Controlling Consistencies and Charge, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Review of Web Heating and Wet Pressing Literature, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Review of Web Heating and Wet Pressing Literature, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings