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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Maintenance and Calibration Manuals for Rotary Diecutters and Flexo Folder-Gluers

Maintenance and Calibration Manuals for Rotary Diecutters and Flexo Folder-Gluers

Books
Coating Processes, The

Coating Processes, The

Books
Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

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Corrugated Containers Manufacturing Process, The

Corrugated Containers Manufacturing Process, The

Videos
More Than a Box: Box Plant 101 - Video

More Than a Box: Box Plant 101 - Video

Books
Celebrating a Century of Achievement

Celebrating a Century of Achievement

Books
Introduction to Nonwovens

Introduction to Nonwovens

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Wood Quality Factors in Loblolly Pine

Wood Quality Factors in Loblolly Pine

Books
The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide

The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide

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Story of Paper, The

Story of Paper, The

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Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Books
Guidelines for the Buying and Selling of Used Corrugated Machinery

Guidelines for the Buying and Selling of Used Corrugated Machinery

Public outreach
How are Trees Grown for Paper?

How are Trees Grown for Paper?

Melt Blown Processing and Characterization of Cellulose Acet

Melt Blown Processing and Characterization of Cellulose Acetate and Polyvinyl Alcohol Resins, 1993 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
New Technology Showcase, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedin

New Technology Showcase, 1996 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Reducing Formaldehyde Emissions from Thermosetting Resins, 1

Reducing Formaldehyde Emissions from Thermosetting Resins, 1998 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Environmental Self-Audits: Rewards and Risks, 1998 Nonwovens

Environmental Self-Audits: Rewards and Risks, 1998 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Public outreach
What's In A Tree?

What's In A Tree?

Public outreach
Why Do Some Paper Mills Have An Odor?

Why Do Some Paper Mills Have An Odor?

Journal articles
Great northern paper revitalizes millinocket mill, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 2000, Vol. 83(12)

Great northern paper revitalizes millinocket mill, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 2000, Vol. 83(12)