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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Specialized Solutions for Ink Jet Coating Colors, PaperCon 2013

Specialized Solutions for Ink Jet Coating Colors, PaperCon 2013

Use of PVOH for Improved Sheet Strength in the Wet End, PaperCon 2013

Use of PVOH for Improved Sheet Strength in the Wet End, PaperCon 2013

Nip Considerations â?¢ Shoe Press, PaperCon 2013

Nip Considerations • Shoe Press, PaperCon 2013

THE COLT GROUP: INTELLIGENT LEAK REPAIR SOLUTIONS, PaperCon 2013

THE COLT GROUP: INTELLIGENT LEAK REPAIR SOLUTIONS, PaperCon 2013

Technological Advancements in Automated Web Defect Detection and Material Monitoring, PaperCon 2013

Technological Advancements in Automated Web Defect Detection and Material Monitoring, PaperCon 2013

Working Smarter, Getting the Most Out of Trials, PaperCon 2013

Working Smarter, Getting the Most Out of Trials, PaperCon 2013

Low Consistency Refiner Mechanics & Troubleshooting, PaperCon 2013

Low Consistency Refiner Mechanics & Troubleshooting, PaperCon 2013

The use of microfibrillated cellulose in high filler fine papers, PaperCon 2013

The use of microfibrillated cellulose in high filler fine papers, PaperCon 2013

Enhancements on Glyoxalated Polyacrylamide Technology, PaperCon 2013

Enhancements on Glyoxalated Polyacrylamide Technology, PaperCon 2013

Value from Press Section Measurements and Surveys, PaperCon 2013

Value from Press Section Measurements and Surveys, PaperCon 2013

DPA -Dusting Propensity Analyzer in Combination with Permiâ?¢Online Paper Structure Analyzer, PaperCon 2013

DPA -Dusting Propensity Analyzer in Combination with Permi•Online Paper Structure Analyzer, PaperCon 2013

A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Packaging, PaperCon 2013

A Holistic Approach to Sustainable Packaging, PaperCon 2013

Energy & Fiber Cost Reduction via Cross Machine Profile Control, PaperCon 2013(1)

Energy & Fiber Cost Reduction via Cross Machine Profile Control, PaperCon 2013

TTSHORT FORMER, PaperCon 2013

TTSHORT FORMER, PaperCon 2013

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

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

Big data and the changing role of QCS, PaperCon 2013

Big data and the changing role of QCS, PaperCon 2013

Nanoparticle Chemistry in Recycled Packaging Grades, PaperCon 2013

Nanoparticle Chemistry in Recycled Packaging Grades, PaperCon 2013

Forming Fabric Filament-scale Variations in Filler Distribution, PaperCon 2013

Forming Fabric Filament-scale Variations in Filler Distribution, PaperCon 2013

Data Visualization: A Candle in the Darkness, PaperCon 2013

Data Visualization: A Candle in the Darkness, PaperCon 2013

Improving Paper Quality by Combining CD Profile Measurements with Process Measurements, PaperCon 2013

Improving Paper Quality by Combining CD Profile Measurements with Process Measurements, PaperCon 2013