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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Laminate Manufacturers Meet the Indoor Air Quality Challenge by Creating Low Emitting Products for High Performance Buildings, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Laminate Manufacturers Meet the Indoor Air Quality Challenge by Creating Low Emitting Products for High Performance Buildings, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Effects of Coating Structure and Optics on Inkjet Printability, 1999 Coating Conference Proceedings

Effects of Coating Structure and Optics on Inkjet Printability, 1999 Coating Conference Proceedings

Baggy Webs: Making, Measurement and Mitigation Thereof, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting Conference Proceedings

Baggy Webs: Making, Measurement and Mitigation Thereof, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting Conference Proceedings

Specifying Preimpregnated Papers for Colour and Covering Power, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Specifying Preimpregnated Papers for Colour and Covering Power, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Impulse Drying of a South African Furnish, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Impulse Drying of a South African Furnish, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

From Wastepaper to Paper, 1993 Engineering Conference Proceedings

From Wastepaper to Paper, 1993 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Testing the Effects of Operating Conditions on Corrosion of Water Wall Materials in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Testing the Effects of Operating Conditions on Corrosion of Water Wall Materials in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Temperature Effects on Corrosion Rates, 1990 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Temperature Effects on Corrosion Rates, 1990 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Application of Dynamic Simulation in Stock Preparation and Paper Machines, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Application of Dynamic Simulation in Stock Preparation and Paper Machines, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Mixing Intensity Analysis of a 2-Layer Stratified Headbox Jet, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Mixing Intensity Analysis of a 2-Layer Stratified Headbox Jet, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Automatic Jet Speed Profiling System, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Automatic Jet Speed Profiling System, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Characterizing Fibre Suspensions, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Characterizing Fibre Suspensions, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Susceptibility of Composite Floor Tube Materials to Stress Corrosion Cracking During Recovery Boiler Operation, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Susceptibility of Composite Floor Tube Materials to Stress Corrosion Cracking During Recovery Boiler Operation, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Corrosion in Chlorine Dioxide Bleach Environments - Experiences with Stainless Steels and Nickel-Base Alloys, 1993 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Corrosion in Chlorine Dioxide Bleach Environments - Experiences with Stainless Steels and Nickel-Base Alloys, 1993 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Process Application in the Pulp Mill, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Process Application in the Pulp Mill, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Process Safety Management Process Boundary Determinations, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Process Safety Management Process Boundary Determinations, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Thermal Analysis of the Polymerization of Phenol Formaldehyde Resins, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Thermal Analysis of the Polymerization of Phenol Formaldehyde Resins, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Using Modified Continuous Cooking (MCC) to Reduce AOX and Dioxins in Pulp Mill Effluent, 1991 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Using Modified Continuous Cooking (MCC) to Reduce AOX and Dioxins in Pulp Mill Effluent, 1991 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Dryer Sleeve Bearing Lubrication System Reduces Failures, Improves Safety, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Dryer Sleeve Bearing Lubrication System Reduces Failures, Improves Safety, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Electrolysis of Weak Black Liquor and Bleach Effluent, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Electrolysis of Weak Black Liquor and Bleach Effluent, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings