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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Journal articles
Conference review: Recycling sessions at TAPPI PEERS, TAPPI JOURNAL February 2012

Conference review: Recycling sessions at TAPPI PEERS, TAPPI JOURNAL February 2012

Journal articles
Guest Editorial: TAPPIâ??s 2013 PEERS Conference: Pulp manufacturing highlights, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2014

Guest Editorial: TAPPI’s 2013 PEERS Conference: Pulp manufacturing highlights, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2014

Journal articles
Editorial: Peer-Reviewed Engineering highlights from PEERS 2013, TAPPI JOURNAL August 2014

Editorial: Peer-Reviewed Engineering highlights from PEERS 2013, TAPPI JOURNAL August 2014

Conference papers
11th Research Forum on Recycling

11th Research Forum on Recycling

Conference papers
2016 PEERS Call For Papers

2016 PEERS Call For Papers

Conference papers
IMPC Call for Papers


Chip Column Movement in a Continuous Digester, 2013 PEERS Conference

Chip Column Movement in a Continuous Digester, 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

Recessed Membrane Filter Press Results: Dewatering and Handling Your Wastewater Streams, 2013 PEERS Conference

Recessed Membrane Filter Press Results: Dewatering and Handling Your Wastewater Streams, 2013 PEERS Conference

Resource Efficiency in Deinked Pulp Production - A Review, 2013 PEERS Conference

Resource Efficiency in Deinked Pulp Production - A Review, 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 Emergence of Renewable Plantation Fiber, 2013 PEERS Conference

The Emergence of Renewable Plantation Fiber, 2013 PEERS Conference

Whatâ??s Next: Leading Ahead of Changes in the Industry, 2013 PEERS Conference

What’s Next: Leading Ahead of Changes in the Industry, 2013 PEERS Conference

Deinkability update â?¢ drupa 2012 and beyond, 2013 PEERS Conference

Deinkability update • drupa 2012 and beyond, 2013 PEERS Conference

A Novel Method for Determining the Internal Recycled Dust Load in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 2013 PEERS Conference

A Novel Method for Determining the Internal Recycled Dust Load in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 2013 PEERS Conference

Knowledge Transfer for the Generational Gap, 2013 PEERS Conference

Knowledge Transfer for the Generational Gap, 2013 PEERS Conference

Latest Development in Advanced Kraft Cooking Automation, 2013 PEERS Conference

Latest Development in Advanced Kraft Cooking Automation, 2013 PEERS Conference

Quantifying Microstickies via a New Agglomeration Technique, 2013 PEERS Conference

Quantifying Microstickies via a New Agglomeration Technique, 2013 PEERS Conference

Microbial activity in deinked pulp: impact on colloidal stability and deposits generation, 2013 PEERS Conference

Microbial activity in deinked pulp: impact on colloidal stability and deposits generation, 2013 PEERS Conference

Added Soap Contact Time with Recycled Pulp Improves Flotation Deinking Efficiency and Reduces Cost, 2013 PEERS Conference

Added Soap Contact Time with Recycled Pulp Improves Flotation Deinking Efficiency and Reduces Cost, 2013 PEERS Conference