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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Improving the Smoothness of Alkaline Bleached Board Using a Novel Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) Filler, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Improving the Smoothness of Alkaline Bleached Board Using a Novel Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC) Filler, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Vector Tri-Axial Press Fabric Design Improves Press Section Performance, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Vector Tri-Axial Press Fabric Design Improves Press Section Performance, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

A Twin Wire Drainage Model for Various Blade Configurations, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

A Twin Wire Drainage Model for Various Blade Configurations, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Variable Frequency Drive Applications for Process Control, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Variable Frequency Drive Applications for Process Control, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

The Forgotten Additives, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

The Forgotten Additives, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Application of Embedded Sensors in Roll Covers, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Application of Embedded Sensors in Roll Covers, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Industrial Refining of Unbleached Kraft Pulps-The Effect of pH and Refining Intensity, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Industrial Refining of Unbleached Kraft Pulps-The Effect of pH and Refining Intensity, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Strahman Sampling Valves, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Strahman Sampling Valves, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Strategic Issues and Trends in the Pulp and Paper Industry, 1992 TAPPI Conference Proceedings

Strategic Issues and Trends in the Pulp and Paper Industry, 1992 TAPPI Conference Proceedings

Use of Steam Showers to Condition Press Fabrics, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Use of Steam Showers to Condition Press Fabrics, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Interaction Between AQ and Sulfidity on Yield and Pulp Strength in Kraft Cooking of Mixed Northern Hardwoods, 1998 Breaking the Pulp Yield Barrier Symposium Proceedings

Interaction Between AQ and Sulfidity on Yield and Pulp Strength in Kraft Cooking of Mixed Northern Hardwoods, 1998 Breaking the Pulp Yield Barrier Symposium Proceedings

A New Microparticle to Improve Drainage of a NSSC-Containing Furnish, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

A New Microparticle to Improve Drainage of a NSSC-Containing Furnish, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Reduction in Jet Impingement Sensitivity on Blade Formers, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Reduction in Jet Impingement Sensitivity on Blade Formers, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Deposition Synergy Between Mechanical and Deinked Pulps, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Deposition Synergy Between Mechanical and Deinked Pulps, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Sampling-Calibration System for Consistency Transmitters, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Sampling-Calibration System for Consistency Transmitters, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Advanced Control of a Wood Waste Boiler, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Advanced Control of a Wood Waste Boiler, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

New Analysis of Filler Effects on Paper Strength, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

New Analysis of Filler Effects on Paper Strength, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Strategic Issues in Process Control for the '90's, 1992 TAPPI Conference Proceedings

Strategic Issues in Process Control for the '90's, 1992 TAPPI Conference Proceedings

Apply the Directional Neutral, 67N, Function in Microprocessor Multifunction Relays, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Apply the Directional Neutral, 67N, Function in Microprocessor Multifunction Relays, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Methods to Measure Pulp Yield in Industrial Cooking Systems, 1998 Breaking the Pulp Yield Barrier Symposium Proceedings

Methods to Measure Pulp Yield in Industrial Cooking Systems, 1998 Breaking the Pulp Yield Barrier Symposium Proceedings