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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Finishing - Papermaking Part 3

Papermaking Part 3, Finishing

Books
Mechanical Pulping

Mechanical Pulping

Standards
Thickness (caliper) of towel, tissue, napkin and facial products, Test Method T 580 pm-12

Thickness (caliper) of towel, tissue, napkin and facial products, Test Method T 580 pm-12

Books
Pulp and Paper Testing

Pulp and Paper Testing

BugBan TM 9000, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

BugBan TM 9000, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

OM Partners VMI Vendor Managed Inventory, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

OM Partners VMI Vendor Managed Inventory, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Curioni Corrosleeve: Fast Flexo Setup, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Curioni Corrosleeve: Fast Flexo Setup, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

LOTO Presentation: Using LOTO to Save Limbs and Lives, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

LOTO Presentation: Using LOTO to Save Limbs and Lives, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Overhead Temperature Displays, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Overhead Temperature Displays, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Money Down The Drain-Ink Metering Systems & Savings, 2003 Corrugated Container Conference

Money Down The Drain-Ink Metering Systems & Savings, 2003 Corrugated Container Conference

South America Outlook, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

South America Outlook, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Green Edge Banding, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Green Edge Banding, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Competing in a Global Marketplace-Implementing an Asset Management Strategy to Drive Reliability, 2006 PLACE Conference

Competing in a Gloval Marketplace-Implementing an Asset Management Strategy to Drive Reliability, 2006 PLACE Conference

Achieving World Class Lubrication at SAPPI Fine Paper, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Achieving World Class Lubrication at SAPPI Fine Paper, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Books
Handbook of Pulp & Paper Terminology: A Guide to Industrial and Technological Usage, Second Edition

Handbook of Pulp & Paper Terminology: A Guide to Industrial and Technological Usage, Second Edition

Mixing, Retention and Washing, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Mixing, Retention and Washing, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Technical information papers
Best practice guidelines for detecting and mitigating waterside cracking (stress-assisted corrosion) in power and recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-38 (2015)

Best practice guidelines for detecting and mitigating waterside cracking (stress-assisted corrosion) in power and recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-38 (2015)

Reducing Mill Energy Costs with Compact Heat Exchangers and Condensers, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Reducing Mill Energy Costs with Compact Heat Exchangers and Condensers, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Problem Solving: The Heart of the Matter, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Problem Solving: The Heart of the Matter, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Printing for Profits: Choosing the Right Printing System, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Printing for Profits: Choosing the Right Printing System, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference