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
Celebrating a Century of Achievement

Celebrating a Century of Achievement

Conference papers
Binders & Additives Anthology CD-ROM

Binders & Additives Anthology CD

Technical information papers
Wet pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 845 om-14

Wet pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 845 om-14

Technical information papers
Control of stock activity on a fourdrinier table, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-08 (2015)

Control of stock activity on a fourdrinier table, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-08 (2015)

Technical information papers
Energy checklist: pulp mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-24 (2015)

Energy checklist: pulp mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-24 (2015)

Technical information papers
Best practice guidelines for detecting and mitigating waterside cracking (stress-assisted corrosion) in power and recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-38 (2015)

Best practice guidelines for detecting and mitigating waterside cracking (stress-assisted corrosion) in power and recovery boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0402-38 (2015)

Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Regulatory Update, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Regulatory Update, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Manufactured Topsoil Using Papermill Residuals: Refining the Recipe to Maximize Long-Term Soil Fertility, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Manufactured Topsoil Using Papermill Residuals: Refining the Recipe to Maximize Long-Term Soil Fertility, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Fiber Clay from Byproduct to Product, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Fiber Clay from Byproduct to Product, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Industry Competitiveness & Transform To Survive & Dominate, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Industry Competitiveness & Transform To Survive & Dominate, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Blue Heron Paper Company, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Blue Heron Paper Company, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Get to Ethanol - Faster, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Get to Ethanol - Faster, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

The Sulfur Cycle and Regulatory Limits, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

The Sulfur Cycle and Regulatory Limits, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Review of Relating Colloidal Organics to Runnability, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Review of Relating Colloidal Organics to Runnability, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

NCASI Water Program Activities: Lookin to the Future, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

NCASI Water Program Activities: Lookin to the Future, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

The Changing Role of TAPPI in the Development of Standards for the Global Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Changing Role of TAPPI in the Development of Standards for the Global Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Brightness Confusion for Paper Consumers, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Brightness Confusion for Paper Consumers, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Factors in the Passage of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Particles Through a Slot

Factors in the Passage of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Particles Through a Slot

Kinetics of the Direct Causticizing Reaction Between Sodium Carbonate and Titanium Dioxide, 1991 Forest Products Symposium Proceedings

Kinetics of the Direct Causticizing Reaction Between Sodium Carbonate and Titanium Dioxide, 1991 Forest Products Symposium Proceedings