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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All Events

View a listing of all TAPPI events.

Events
2018 Corrugated Week

Join us for 2018 Corrugated Week in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Events
2018 PaperCon

PaperCon 2018 will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Events
2018 International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference

Join us in “Setting the Pace for Innovation in Flexible Packaging” at this year’s Conference filled with everything new, exciting, and different in the Flexible Packaging industry.

Events
TAPPI-PIMA Student Summit

Learn What Skills New Engineers Need to Succeed

Events
International Mechanical Pulping Conference

International Mechanical Pulping Conference Trondheim, Norway open 2018-05-27 2018-05-30 Learn More Learn More

Events
AATCC Annual International Conference

The Conference program will consist of three concurrent tracks reflecting the AATCC’s three Interest Groups: Concept 2 Consumer® (C2C), Chemical Applications, and Materials.  For a list of topics, speakers, and available abstracts visit the Conference website.

Events
CONVERTERS EXPO SOUTH

A one day expo that unites converters of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers.

Events
NETInc 2018

Save the Date for NETInc 2018

2009 Int'l Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2009 Int'l Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

Conference papers
New Family of Felt Structures Show Improved Press Section Pe

New Family of Felt Structures Show Improved Press Section Performance and Higher Solids, 2015 PaperCon Conference

2015 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2015 PEERS Conference Proceedings

2011 NETInc Conference Proceedings

2011 NETInc Conference Proceedings

Events
PEERS 2016 Announces Keynote Speaker

 Paul G. Boynton, Chairman, President and CEO of Rayonier Advanced Materials, Inc. will share his insights on the Pulp and Paper Industry.

Recruit at 2017 TAPPI/PIMA Student Summit

Take your recruiting efforts to the next level at the industry’s leading Career Fair event.


PAPERCON 2011 Conference Proceedings

PAPERCON 2011 Conference Proceedings

2013 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2008 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings

2008 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings

2013 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2010 PEERS and 9th Research Forum on Recycling Conference Proceedings

2010 PEERS and 9th Research Forum on Recycling Conference Proceedings