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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Corrugated Packaging - Box Plant Basics

Item Code: ELC-CORRC

TAPPI Tissue Operations & Runnability

Item Code: ELT-T201

TAPPI Tissue 101 : Processes & Properties

Item Code: ELT-T101

Optimization of Refining

Item Code: ELN-001.10

Kraft Pulping(1)

Item Code: ELC-031

Stock Preparation

Item Code: ELC-022

Tissue Calendering

Item Code: ELT-T201.11

Wet End Chemical Additives

Item Code: ELM-001.7

Improving Dry End Performance

Item Code: ELT-T201.8

Yankee Dryers - Safety, Steam Condensate Systems

Item Code: ELT-T201.12

Press Fabric Options and Benefits

Item Code: ELT-T201.4

Clothing - Clean and Conditioning Best Practices

Item Code: ELT-T201.5

Yankee Hood Design, Operation & Optimization

Item Code: ELT-T201.9

Creping Best Practices

Item Code: ELT-T201.6

Broke Cleaning and Screening

Item Code: ELC-011.2

The Press Section

Item Code: ELM-001.5

The Dryer & Hood

Item Code: ELM-001.6

Yankee Coating Systems

Item Code: ELT-T201.7

Wet End Chemistry Impacts and Optimization

Item Code: ELT-T201.1

Dewatering from the Fourdrinier

Item Code: ELM-001.4