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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Conference papers
2009 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2009 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

Magazine articles
13th European PLACE Conference Proceedings

13th European PLACE Conference Proceedings

2010 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings Book set

2010 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings Book set

Conference papers
2009 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CDROM

2009 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CDROM

Conference papers
2008 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings

2008 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2011 PEERS and International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

2011 PEERS and International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2013 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

PAPERCON 2011 Conference Proceedings

PAPERCON 2011 Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2008 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings

2008 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings

Public outreach
2010 PEERS and 9th Research Forum on Recycling Conference Proceedings

2010 PEERS and 9th Research Forum on Recycling Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2014 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2014 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

Introduction to Coextrusion Systems, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Introduction to Coextrusion Systems, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
PAPERCON '09 Conference Proceedings CDROM

PAPERCON '09 Conference Proceedings CDROM

2013 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings Flashdrive

2014 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings Flashdrive

2012 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2012 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

Conference papers
2010 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2010 TAPPI PLACE Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

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

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

Corrugated Containers Waste Management Series: DVD 1

Corrugated Containers Waste Management Series: DVD 1

2015 PEERS Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2015 PEERS Conference Proceedings