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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2011 NETInc Conference Proceedings

2011 NETInc Conference Proceedings

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

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

Events
2017 PEERS

Join us in Norfolk, VA for this years event.

Events
2018 Corrugated Week

Join us for 2018 Corrugated Week in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Events
FPS International Conference on Wood Adhesives

Save the Date for FPS Wood Adhesives

Events
2017 IBBC

Join us in Norfolk, VA for this years event.

Events
NETInc 2018

Save the Date for NETInc 2018

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2017 Fibre Value Chain Conference

The 2017 event marks Appita’s 70th year and will bring together association members and industry leaders from across the sector to celebrate this important milestone.

Events
2018 PaperCon

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

All Events

View a listing of all TAPPI events.

Events
7th Conference on Wood and Natural Fibre Composites

Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC)  - 7th Conference on Wood and Natural Fibre Composites

PAPERCON 2011 Conference Proceedings

PAPERCON 2011 Conference Proceedings

2010 PEERS and 9th Research Forum on Recycling Conference Proceedings

2010 PEERS and 9th Research Forum on Recycling Conference Proceedings

2008 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings

2008 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings

2013 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2010 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2010 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2008 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings

2008 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings

2012 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2012 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings Flashdrive

2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings Flashdrive

2013 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive