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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Surviving the Drought of 1999-2000, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Surviving the Drought of 1999-2000, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Environmental Management System (EMS) - Its Evolution and the Role of Product Stewardship Programs on it, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Environmental Management System (EMS) - Its Evolution and the Role of Product Stewardship Programs on it, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Benchmarking the Movement Toward Sustainability in Secondary Fiber Systems - PT 2: How Does Your Mill Compare to Similar Mills, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Benchmarking the Movement Toward Sustainability in Secondary Fiber Systems - PT 2: How Does Your Mill Compare to Similar Mills, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Divergence to Convergence: A Case Study on Implementing Enterprise-Wide EHS Information Management Systems To Drive Business Process Consistency, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Divergence to Convergence: A Case Study on Implementing Enterprise-Wide EHS Information Management Systems To Drive Business Process Consistency, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Plywood and Wood Products MACT1, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Plywood and Wood Products MACT1, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Future of Environmental Control Research in the Pulp and Paper Industry (2000), 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Future of Environmental Control Research in the Pulp and Paper Industry (2000), 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Chronology of the Neuse River Nitrogen TMDL: There are No Spectators, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Chronology of the Neuse River Nitrogen TMDL: There are No Spectators, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Forest Management Certification in North America: Today and Tomorrow, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Forest Management Certification in North America: Today and Tomorrow, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Perspectives on Environmental Compliance Auditing, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Perspectives on Environmental Compliance Auditing, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Consumptive Use of Water in Florida, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Consumptive Use of Water in Florida, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Some Factors Affecting Chloroform Generation During Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching of Pulp, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Some Factors Affecting Chloroform Generation During Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching of Pulp, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Financial Reporting Requirements for the Environmental Manager, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Financial Reporting Requirements for the Environmental Manager, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Optimization and Control of Facultative Lagoon Systems Using ORP and Fermentation Analyses, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Optimization and Control of Facultative Lagoon Systems Using ORP and Fermentation Analyses, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

How to Design a Common Sense Environmental Management System, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

How to Design a Common Sense Environmental Management System, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Forest Products Industry Wetlands Policy and Mitigation Opportunities, 1992 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Forest Products Industry Wetlands Policy and Mitigation Opportunities, 1992 Environmental Conference Proceedings

TAPPI President Speech at 1991 APPITA Meeting, 1992 Environmental Conference Proceedings

TAPPI President Speech at 1991 APPITA Meeting, 1992 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Local Emergency Planning Committees - A Bridge Between Community and Industry, 1993 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Local Emergency Planning Committees - A Bridge Between Community and Industry, 1993 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Toxicity Treatability Evaluations for Two Bleached Kraft Pulp Mills, 1992 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Toxicity Treatability Evaluations for Two Bleached Kraft Pulp Mills, 1992 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Effective Communication Techniques for Environmental Risk: A Case Study, 1993 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Effective Communication Techniques for Environmental Risk: A Case Study, 1993 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Fostering the Beneficial Use of Industrial By-Products, 2003 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Fostering the Beneficial Use of Industrial By-Products, 2003 Environmental Conference Proceedings