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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CaCo3 in the Paper Industry - Blessing or Curse?, 2013 PEERS Conference

CaCo3 in the Paper Industry - Blessing or Curse?, 2013 PEERS Conference

Anionic Polyelectrolyte to Effective Removal of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSAâ??s) in the Treatment Procedures of Paper Recycling, 2013 PEERS Conference

Anionic Polyelectrolyte to Effective Removal of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA’s) in the Treatment Procedures of Paper Recycling, 2013 PEERS Conference

Analyzing Moisture Content by using Magnetic Resonance, 2013 PEERS Conference

Analyzing Moisture Content by using Magnetic Resonance, 2013 PEERS Conference

Effect of Poor Deinkable Paper on Dip Quality, 2013 PEERS Conference

Effect of Poor Deinkable Paper on Dip Quality, 2013 PEERS Conference

Ingrained in the Chain: Committing to a Wholly Responsible Supply Chain-Supply Chain and Customer Sustainability Issues, 2013 PEERS Conference

Ingrained in the Chain: Committing to a Wholly Responsible Supply Chain-Supply Chain and Customer Sustainability Issues, 2013 PEERS Conference

The contribution of pulp brightness and optical brightening agents to paper whiteness, 2013 PEERS Conference

The contribution of pulp brightness and optical brightening agents to paper whiteness, 2013 PEERS Conference

Latest Development in Advanced Kraft Cooking Automation, 2013 PEERS Conference

Latest Development in Advanced Kraft Cooking Automation, 2013 PEERS Conference

The ECSB Reactor for Anaerobic Treatment of Pulp and Paper Mills Effluents, 2013 PEERS Conference

The ECSB Reactor for Anaerobic Treatment of Pulp and Paper Mills Effluents, 2013 PEERS Conference

Talcâ??s Multiple Functionality In The Paper Recycling Process, 2013 PEERS Conference

Talc’s Multiple Functionality In The Paper Recycling Process, 2013 PEERS Conference

Adsorption Deinking: Latest Results for more Energy-Efficient Solutions in Paper Recycling, 2013 PEERS Conference

Adsorption Deinking: Latest Results for more Energy-Efficient Solutions in Paper Recycling, 2013 PEERS Conference

Suction Shell Head Fit Cracking, 2013 PEERS Conference

Suction Shell Head Fit Cracking, 2013 PEERS Conference

Material Handling Solutions for Industrial Boiler MACT Compliance and Ash Handling, 2013 PEERS Conference

Material Handling Solutions for Industrial Boiler MACT Compliance and Ash Handling, 2013 PEERS Conference

Alkaline Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching of Casuarina (CJ3) Wood and Its Environmental Impact, 2013 PEERS Conference

Alkaline Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching of Casuarina (CJ3) Wood and Its Environmental Impact, 2013 PEERS Conference

A New On-Line Lignin Measurement: Dissolved Lignin Transmitter-DLT?5500, 2013 PEERS Conference

A New On-Line Lignin Measurement: Dissolved Lignin Transmitter-DLT?5500, 2013 PEERS Conference

Improved Analysis and Treatment Techniques for Selenium, Arsenic, and Cyanide in De-Ink and Recycle Mills, 2013 PEERS Conference

Improved Analysis and Treatment Techniques for Selenium, Arsenic, and Cyanide in De-Ink and Recycle Mills, 2013 PEERS Conference

Turboscrubber®: New technology for improved gas-liquid contacting, 2013 PEERS Conference

Turboscrubber®: New technology for improved gas-liquid contacting, 2013 PEERS Conference

Optimization and Debottlenecking of the Recausticing Process, 2013 PEERS Conference

Optimization and Debottlenecking of the Recausticing Process, 2013 PEERS Conference

Short Column Ion Exchange Installation at RockTennâ??s Mill in Demopolis AL, 2013 PEERS Conference

Short Column Ion Exchange Installation at RockTenn’s Mill in Demopolis AL, 2013 PEERS Conference

The Journey to Asset Reliability Improvement, 2013 PEERS Conference

The Journey to Asset Reliability Improvement, 2013 PEERS Conference

Successful Asset Management in the Paper Industry from an OEM Point of View, 2013 PEERS Conference

Successful Asset Management in the Paper Industry from an OEM Point of View, 2013 PEERS Conference