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
Emerging technology, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Emerging technology, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Journal articles
Cross-flow drying and curing of wet-laid glass fiber veils, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Cross-flow drying and curing of wet-laid glass fiber veils, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Magazine articles
Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

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

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

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
Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Journal articles
Increasing the surface energy and sterilization of nonwoven fabrics by exposure to a one atmosphere uniform glow discharge plasma (OAUGDP), International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Increasing the surface energy and sterilization of nonwoven fabrics by exposure to a one atmosphere uniform glow discharge plasma (OAUGDP), International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Journal articles
Role of Fiber Finish In The Conversion Of Fiber To Nonwovens Part 3: Finish Performance As A Mechanical Processing Aid In Needlepunching, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (1274KB

Role of Fiber Finish In The Conversion Of Fiber To Nonwovens Part 3: Finish Performance As A Mechanical Processing Aid In Needlepunching, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2002, Vol. 11(2) (1274KB)

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

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

Journal articles
Marring of automotive clearcoats caused by nonwoven wipes, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Marring of automotive clearcoats caused by nonwoven wipes, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

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)

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

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

Journal articles
Formation of carded webs from microfibers, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

Formation of carded webs from microfibers, 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)

Journal articles
Measurement of fiber orientation in nonwovens: optical fourier transformptical Fourier TransformNonwovens:Optical Fourier Transform, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Measurement of fiber orientation in nonwovens: optical fourier transformptical Fourier TransformNonwovens:Optical Fourier Transform, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Magazine articles
Researcherâ??s toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Researcher’s toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

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

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

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)

Magazine articles
Nonwoven patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Nonwoven patent review, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

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

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