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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STICKIES REMOVAL CLEANING, PaperCon 2014(1)

STICKIES REMOVAL CLEANING, PaperCon 2014

Analytics of Big Data Improves Reliability A Case History of Zellstoff Celgar, PaperCon 2014

Analytics of Big Data Improves Reliability A Case History of Zellstoff Celgar, PaperCon 2014

Time to paint the wet-end? Best practices for successful corrosion protection under severe constraints, 2014 PEERS Conference

Time to paint the wet-end? Best practices for successful corrosion protection under severe constraints, 2014 PEERS Conference

Biocides in White Water Systems: Maximizing System Performance While Minimizing Costs, PaperCon 2014

Biocides in White Water Systems: Maximizing System Performance While Minimizing Costs, PaperCon 2014

Improving Lime Kiln Efficiency: A Mill Study, 2014 PEERS Conference

Improving Lime Kiln Efficiency: A Mill Study, 2014 PEERS Conference

Microfibrillated Cellulose as a Component in Novel Nonwoven Composite Structures, PaperCon 2014

Microfibrillated Cellulose as a Component in Novel Nonwoven Composite Structures, PaperCon 2014

Overview of the Feeding of Paper Chemicals, PaperCon 2014

Overview of the Feeding of Paper Chemicals, PaperCon 2014

Techniques for improving mixing quality, PaperCon 2014

Techniques for improving mixing quality, PaperCon 2014

Implementing Numerical Phosphorus Limits, 2014 PEERS Conference

Implementing Numerical Phosphorus Limits, 2014 PEERS Conference

Highly Absorbent Fluff Pulp from Refiner Mechanical Pulping of Banana Fiber, 2014 PEERS Conference

Highly Absorbent Fluff Pulp from Refiner Mechanical Pulping of Banana Fiber, 2014 PEERS Conference

Reliable Production - A cornerstone in Operational Excellence, PaperCon 2014

Reliable Production - A cornerstone in Operational Excellence, PaperCon 2014

Use And Validation Of Computational Fluid Dynamics For Mixing Evaluation In Chemical Additive Application Systems, PaperCon 2014

Use And Validation Of Computational Fluid Dynamics For Mixing Evaluation In Chemical Additive Application Systems, PaperCon 2014

EV Online Cleaning System For efficient wet end cleaning and optimization, PaperCon 2014

EV Online Cleaning System For efficient wet end cleaning and optimization, PaperCon 2014

Optimizing Packaging with Enzymes, PaperCon 2014

Optimizing Packaging with Enzymes, PaperCon 2014

Dithionite Based Additives: Producing high brightness and low energy mechanical pulps using injected DBA in the refiner, 2014 PEERS Conference

Dithionite Based Additives: Producing high brightness and low energy mechanical pulps using injected DBA in the refiner, 2014 PEERS Conference

Bleaching and/or Dyeing of Cotton Nonwoven Fabrics Without Scouring, PaperCon 2014

Bleaching and/or Dyeing of Cotton Nonwoven Fabrics Without Scouring, PaperCon 2014

Profitability, Margin, and Costs: Developing a Cost Object Model to Improve Overall Business Effectiveness, PaperCon 2014

Profitability, Margin, and Costs - Developing a Cost Object Model to Improve Overall Business Effectiveness, PaperCon 2014

Advances in Roll Alignment of Paper Machines - A wHolistic Approach, PaperCon 2014

Advances in Roll Alignment of Paper Machines - A wHolistic Approach, PaperCon 2014

INTRODUCING THE CSI 2140, PaperCon 2014

INTRODUCING THE CSI 2140, PaperCon 2014

Case Study: Forming Section Rebuild at Sappi Somerset Mill PM3 Better Formation and Significant Cost Savings, PaperCon 2014

Case Study: Forming Section Rebuild at Sappi Somerset Mill PM3 Better Formation and Significant Cost Savings, PaperCon 2014