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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Sizing of Paper, Second Edition

Sizing of Paper, Second Edition

Standards
Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching, Test Method T 1219 sp-17

Storage of paper samples for optical measurements and color matching, Test Method T 1219 sp-17

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Corrugated Crossroads: A Reference Guide for the Corrugated Containers Industry

Corrugated Crossroads: A Reference Guide for the Corrugated Containers Industry

Standards
Acceptance procedures for laboratories providing reference materials for TAPPI Standards, Standard Practice TAPPI/ANSI T 1211 sp-11

Acceptance procedures for laboratories providing reference materials for TAPPI Standards, Standard Practice TAPPI/ANSI T 1211 sp-11

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Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry Vision and Technology Road Map

Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry Vision and Technology Road Map

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Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry CD-ROM

Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry CD-ROM

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Wood Quality Factors in Loblolly Pine

Wood Quality Factors in Loblolly Pine

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The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

The Anilox Roll-Heart of the Flexo Process, Second Edition

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Binders & Additives Anthology CD-ROM

Binders & Additives Anthology CD

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Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists, First Edition (Spanish)

Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists, First Edition (Spanish)

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Industrial Environmental Control - Pulp and Paper Industry, Third Edition

Industrial Environmental Control - Pulp and Paper Industry, Third Edition

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Celebrating a Century of Achievement

Celebrating a Century of Achievement

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Starch and Starch Products for Wet End Application

Starch and Starch Products for Wet End Application

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Mechanics of Rollers--Japanese Translation

Mechanics of Rollers--Japanese Translation

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Advances in Lignocellulosics Characterization

Advances in Lignocellulosics Characterization

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Monograph on Microbiology of Papermaking Systems

Monograph on Microbiology of Papermaking Systems

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Paper Coating Additives

Paper Coating Additives

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Sizing of Paper, Third Edition

Sizing of Paper, Third Edition

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The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide(1)

The Ultimate Roll and Web Defect Troubleshooting Guide E-Book

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Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers