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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Magazine articles
Nonwovens patents, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Nonwovens patents, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Magazine articles
Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Journal articles
Antibacterial cotton blend nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Antibacterial cotton blend nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Journal articles
Novel properties of PLA fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Novel properties of PLA fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Journal articles
Single process production of 3D nonwoven shell structures - Part 2: CFD modeling of thermal bonding process, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Single process production of 3D nonwoven shell structures - Part 2: CFD modeling of thermal bonding process, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Journal articles
Role of fiber finish in the conversion of fiber to nonwovens - Part II: finish performance as a mechanical processing aid in carding, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (1774KB)

Role of fiber finish in the conversion of fiber to nonwovens - Part II: finish performance as a mechanical processing aid in carding, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (1774KB)

Magazine articles
Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (85KB)

Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (85KB)

Magazine articles
Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (81KB)

Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (81KB)

Magazine articles
Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (38KB)

Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (38KB)

Journal articles
Nonwoven structure statistics: simulation of effects of fiber crimp, flocculation, density and orientation, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (679KB)

Nonwoven structure statistics: simulation of effects of fiber crimp, flocculation, density and orientation, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (679KB)

Magazine articles
Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (20KB)

Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (20KB)

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A comparison of antimicrobials for the textile industry, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (358KB)

A comparison of antimicrobials for the textile industry, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (358KB)

Journal articles
Effect of synthetic fibers on the absorption properties of pads, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (137KB)

Effect of synthetic fibers on the absorption properties of pads, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (137KB)

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Automatic characterization of the refractive index profile of fibers by interferometry, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (854KB)

Automatic characterization of the refractive index profile of fibers by interferometry, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (854KB)

Magazine articles
Patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (109KB)

Patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (109KB)

Magazine articles
The nonwoven web, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (80KB)

The nonwoven web, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (80KB)

Magazine articles
Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (102KB)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (102KB)

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Director's Corner, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (82KB)

Director's Corner, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (82KB)

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Guest Editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (55KB)

Guest Editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (55KB)

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Researcherâ??s Toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (70KB)

Researcher’s Toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (70KB)