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 [email protected]. 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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The Engineering Industry collects and publishes information relative to selection and fabrication of metallic and non-metallic materials for construction, repair and protection of equipment that is reliable, safe and economic. 

Use of Vent Stack Temperature as a Feedforward Variable for Dissolver TTA Control

This webinar is presented by Wei Ren, FPInnovations and brought to you by the Engineering Division 


Preventing Dissolving Tank Explosions

This webinar is presented by Jeff Butler and John Weikmann, Valmet


2017 PEERS Conference Features Compelling Program

Every session is designed to address relevant issues challenging mills operators today.

We Welcome Our Newest Members

Each month, technical professionals, scientists, academics and others from the pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and converting industry, as well as those from developing segments like nanotechnology, flock to TAPPI.

Robert Tiede of Sonoco to Keynote PEERS Conference

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Sonoco Products Company, Tiede has led all of Sonoco’s global consumer-related businesses, including Rigid Paper Containers, Flexible Packaging, Plastics and Display and Packaging.

Reliability in Maintenance Training Extends Borders

Check these upcoming courses in North America from IDCON!

Is Your Salary Comparable to Your Peers?

Find Out After Completing Our Survey In 15 Minutes

Deep Discount for Multiple Mill Workers

Up to ten people on one registration—and only one must be a TAPPI Member!

Tech Imperatives Headline Panel Discussion at PEERS 2017

Radical changes to improve energy, water and process efficiencies sought

Paper Industry Gives Back to the Community at PaperCon 2018

Join your fellow paper professionals at PaperCon 2018 as they volunteer to package meals for families in need. Even seemingly small contributions can add up to a big impact.  Take action and be part of PaperCon’s Community Service Project on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.

IBBC Offers Students and YPs Opportunities to Advance Careers

As the bioeconomy continues its rapid growth, more and more companies are looking to hire young professionals with knowledge of the latest technologies, processes and methods available in the industry.  TAPPI’s 2017 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) offers young professionals and students the opportunity to gain that knowledge through its comprehensive technical program led by experts in the industry as well as gives them the opportunity to network with industry leaders and gain valuable exposure.  Are you ready to boost your career this year?  Register for IBBC 2017.

Sappi Installs Valmet Chipping Line, Chip Handling at Saiccor Mill (12/04/2017)

Upgrade will increase chipping capacity, improve chip quality, and minimize wood losses at mill in South Africa.

Maintenance and Reliability Training Extends Borders

Check out these upcoming training courses in North America available through the partnership with TAPPI and IDCON.

TAPPI Connect Logistics Webinar

This webinar is brought to you by the TAPPI Connect Team. 


Chemical Analysis of Industrial Water

Chemical Analysis of Industrial Water

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