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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Producing LWC Rotogravure Paper on a Metered Size Press, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Producing LWC Rotogravure Paper on a Metered Size Press, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

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Secondary Fiber Recycling

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Abecedario de Pulpa y Papel (Pulp and Paper Primer), Spanish Translation

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Principles of Wet End Chemistry

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Guidelines for the Buying and Selling of Used Corrugated Machinery

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Testing Guidebook Electronic Document

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Corrugated Crossroads: A Reference Guide for the Corrugated Containers Industry

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Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process

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