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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Books
Corrugated Adhesives Preparation, Fifth Edition

Corrugated Adhesives Preparation, Fifth Edition

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

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

Books
Monograph on Microbiology of Papermaking Systems

Monograph on Microbiology of Papermaking Systems

Books
Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry (Book & CD-ROM)

Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry (Book & CD-ROM)

Dictionary of Paper CD-ROM, Fifth Edition

Dictionary of Paper CD-ROM, Fifth Edition

Books
Mechanics Trilogy

Mechanics Trilogy

Books
Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

Books
Mechanics of Rollers, The

Mechanics of Rollers, The

Paper Machine Drives for Papermakers, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Paper Machine Drives for Papermakers, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Making LWC-Papers On-Line: A Technical Analysis of New Production Lines in Canada, China and Germany, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Making LWC-Papers On-Line: A Technical Analysis of New Production Lines in Canada, China and Germany, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Improved Papermaking Using the Next Generation of Triple-Layer Forming Fabrics, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Improved Papermaking Using the Next Generation of Triple-Layer Forming Fabrics, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Improvements of Existing Calenders by Utilizing Modular Rebuild Concepts, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Improvements of Existing Calenders by Utilizing Modular Rebuild Concepts, 2005 Papermakers Conference

METHODS TO MEASURE PULP YIELD IN INDUSTRIAL COOKING SYSTEMS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

METHODS TO MEASURE PULP YIELD IN INDUSTRIAL COOKING SYSTEMS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Manufacturing excellence based on intelligent defect classification: state-of-the art, application examples, and looking ahead, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Manufacturing excellence based on intelligent defect classification: state-of-the art, application examples, and looking ahead, 2005 Papermakers Conference

An Engineered Top Former Rebuild Producing Fine Paper from Recycled Furnish, 2005 Papermakers Conference

An Engineered Top Former Rebuild Producing Fine Paper from Recycled Furnish, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Technical information papers
Post-fabrication cleaning of stainless steel in the pulp and paper industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-35 (2014)

Post-fabrication cleaning of stainless steel in the pulp and paper industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-35 (2014)

Technical information papers
Flow from a Vertical Slice, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-02 (2004)

Flow from a Vertical Slice, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-02 (2004)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for Procurement of Cast Stainless Steels for Large Pumps and Valves for the Pulp and Paper Industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-25 (2005)

Guidelines for Procurement of Cast Stainless Steels for Large Pumps and Valves for the Pulp and Paper Industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-25 (2005)

Technical information papers
Guide to the use of stainless steel pipe specifications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-24 (2017)

Guide to the use of stainless steel pipe specifications, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-24 (2017)

Technical information papers
Clad-Steel Plate Use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-04 (2002) WITHDRAWN

Clad-Steel Plate Use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-04 (2002) WITHDRAWN