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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Through Air Drying of Tissue and Towel, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Through Air Drying of Tissue and Towel, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Causes and Cures of Elevated BOD5 in the Secondary Effluent from a Kraft/NSSC Mill, 1997 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Causes and Cures of Elevated BOD5 in the Secondary Effluent from a Kraft/NSSC Mill, 1997 Environmental Conference Proceedings

New Approach for the Treatment of Industrial Odors, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

New Approach for the Treatment of Industrial Odors, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

High Performance Crepeing Adhesive, PaperCon 2014

High Performance Crepeing Adhesive, PaperCon 2014

Advanced Documentation System Revolutionizes Maintenance and Training, PaperCon 2014

Advanced Documentation System Revolutionizes Maintenance and Training, PaperCon 2014

TISSUE PRODUCTS AND INDUSTRY â?¢ REVIEW, PaperCon 2014

TISSUE PRODUCTS AND INDUSTRY • REVIEW, PaperCon 2014

A creative solution for large Yankee applications, PaperCon 2014

A creative solution for large Yankee applications, PaperCon 2014

Advanced Belt Winding for Improved Converting Efficiency, PaperCon 2014

Advanced Belt Winding for Improved Converting Efficiency, PaperCon 2014

Overview of Testing Methods, PaperCon 2014

Overview of Testing Methods, PaperCon 2014

High Temperature vs High Impingement Velocity, PaperCon 2014

High Temperature vs High Impingement Velocity, PaperCon 2014

Advances in Methods of Wire and Felt Guiding on a Tissue or Paper Machine, PaperCon 2014

Advances in Methods of Wire and Felt Guiding on a Tissue or Paper Machine, PaperCon 2014

How Does Your Crepe Structure Measure Up?, PaperCon 2014

How Does Your Crepe Structure Measure Up?, PaperCon 2014

Tissue Test Methods in Development, PaperCon 2014

Tissue Test Methods in Development, PaperCon 2014

Investigation of the Dynamic Liquid Absorption Properties of Kitchen Towel, PaperCon 2014

Investigation of the Dynamic Liquid Absorption Properties of Kitchen Towel, PaperCon 2014

Journal articles
The Challenges of Recycled Furnish in the Manufacture of Premium Tissue Products, PaperCon 2014

The Challenges of Recycled Furnish in the Manufacture of Premium Tissue Products, PaperCon 2014

Using Embedded Sensors in Press Rolls to Improve Tissue Machine Efficiency, PaperCon 2014

Using Embedded Sensors in Press Rolls to Improve Tissue Machine Efficiency, PaperCon 2014

Outlook for World Tissue Business and Trends in North America, PaperCon 2014

Outlook for World Tissue Business and Trends in North America, PaperCon 2014

Tailored Additives For the Creped Products Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informa

Tailored Additives For the Creped Products Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Charcterization Of Facial Tissue Softness, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

Charcterization Of Facial Tissue Softness, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Novel Method of Understanding the Softness of Tissue Paper, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Novel Method of Understanding the Softness of Tissue Paper, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings