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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Measured Macro and Microstickies at an OCC Mill, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Measured Macro and Microstickies at an OCC Mill, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Laminating Adhesives State-of-the-Art and Future Technologies, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Laminating Adhesives State-of-the-Art and Future Technologies, 2005 European PLACE Conference

The Impact of Changing ONP Quality on a Newsprint Mill, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Impact of Changing ONP Quality on a Newsprint Mill, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Novel High Performance Collation Shrink Films for Bundling and Multipacks, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Novel High Performance Collation Shrink Films for Bundling and Multipacks, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Determining the Heat of Reaction of Kraft Pulping, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Determining the Heat of Reaction of Kraft Pulping, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Use of Borate in Semi-Chemical Pulping, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Use of Borate in Semi-Chemical Pulping, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

European Regulations For Multilayer Food Contact Materials, 2005 European PLACE Conference

European Regulations For Multilayer Food Contact Materials, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Drying Section Deposits: Origin Identification and Influence of the Recycling Processess: Deinking and Packaging Line Comparison, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Drying Section Deposits: Origin Identification and Influence of the Recycling Processess: Deinking and Packaging Line Comparison, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

OCC Pulp Quality Improvement at Simpson-Tacoma Kraft Company, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

OCC Pulp Quality Improvement at Simpson-Tacoma Kraft Company, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Update of the American Forest and Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Update of the American Forest and Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Innovative Primary Solids Treatment With Dissolved Air Flotation, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Innovative Primary Solids Treatment With Dissolved Air Flotation, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Upgrading OCC and Recycled Liner Pulps by Medium-consistency Ozone Treatment, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Upgrading OCC and Recycled Liner Pulps by Medium-consistency Ozone Treatment, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Diagnosis of Hight Temperature Cycling Associated With Primary Air Port Cracking in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Diagnosis of Hight Temperature Cycling Associated With Primary Air Port Cracking in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference