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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Hood, Air, and Heat Recovery Systems Savings Opportunities in the Dryer Section, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Hood, Air, and Heat Recovery Systems Savings Opportunities in the Dryer Section, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Advances in Shoe Press Sleeve Design and Material, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Advances in Shoe Press Sleeve Design and Material, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Linking Safety to Operational Excellence, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Linking Safety to Operational Excellence, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability and Maintenance-The Partnership Between Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability and Maintenance-The Partnership Between Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Optimizing Shoe Press Clothing-Use All Your Tools, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Optimizing Shoe Press Clothing-Use All Your Tools, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Paper Improvements for Inkjet and Laser Printing, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Paper Improvements for Inkjet and Laser Printing, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

The Effect of Nozzle Shape on Fiber Orientation Inside the Headbox, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

The Effect of Nozzle Shape on Fiber Orientation Inside the Headbox, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Numerical Computation of the Folgar-Tucker Constant for a Linear Contraction Headbox, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Numerical Computation of the Folgar-Tucker Constant for a Linear Contraction Headbox, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

The Specular Reflectance of Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

The Specular Reflectance of Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

RetroDilution Headbox Rebuilds, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

RetroDilution Headbox Rebuilds, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Variability Reduction Through Process Analysis Methods, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Variability Reduction Through Process Analysis Methods, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Tutorial: Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry-Selections From a TAPPI Course, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Tutorial: Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry-Selections From a TAPPI Course, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Variance Partition Analysis-Starting Point for Profile Optimization, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Variance Partition Analysis-Starting Point for Profile Optimization, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Paper Machine Energy Conservation, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Paper Machine Energy Conservation, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

New Press Section Optimizing & Troubleshooting Technique, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

New Press Section Optimizing & Troubleshooting Technique, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability Education-Building Your Bench Strength, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability Education-Building Your Bench Strength, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Sedimentation of Fiber Suspensions With Inertia, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Sedimentation of Fiber Suspensions With Inertia, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Benefits of High Resolution Cross-Directional Profiling, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Benefits of High Resolution Cross-Directional Profiling, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Optimizing Your Refiners-A Six-Step Process, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Optimizing Your Refiners-A Six-Step Process, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Using Paper Machine Single Scan Profiles to Troubleshoot High Frequency Machine Direction Issues, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Using Paper Machine Single Scan Profiles to Troubleshoot High Frequency Machine Direction Issues, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference