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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2015 TAPPI Centennial Celebration, TAPPI JOURNAL 2015 March - 15MAR100

2015 TAPPI Centennial CelebrationHonoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2015

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Using technology to deliver value, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

Using technology to deliver value, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

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SPOTLIGHT: Marshelle Slayton

Surrounded by engineers growing up, Marshelle Slayton said she knew from the start that’s what she wanted for her career.

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Editorial: Ricardo Santos: Applied Technology Specialist, TAPPI JOURNAL July 2014

Editorial: Ricardo Santos: Applied Technology Specialist, TAPPI JOURNAL July 2014

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TAPPI survey of 1987 incomes, TAPPI JOURNAL August 1988

TAPPI survey of 1987 incomes, TAPPI JOURNAL August 1988

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How do TAPPI members feel about their Associations?, TAPPI JOURNAL April 1989

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Paper Industry Gives Back to the Community at PaperCon 2018

Join your fellow paper professionals at PaperCon 2018 as they volunteer to package meals for families in need. Even seemingly small contributions can add up to a big impact.  Take action and be part of PaperCon’s Community Service Project on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.


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Association News, Paper360° January/February 2015

Association News, Paper360º January/February 2015

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Guest editorial: TAPPI Birthday!, Paper360° March/April 2015

Guest Editorial: TAPPI Birthday, Paper360º March/April 2015

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Association News: PaperCon 2014 In Pictures, Paper360° July/August 2014

Association News, Paper360º July/August 2014

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TAPPI Journal Summaries for October 2014 issue, Paper360° January/February 2015

TAPPI JOURNAL Summaries, Paper360º January/February 2015

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SetPoint: Shine a bright light, Paper360º May/June 2014

SetPoint: Shine a bright light, Paper360º May/June 2014

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PaperCon 09 Opens Gateway to Success, Paper360º March 2009

PaperCon '09: Gateway to Success, Paper360º March 2009

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2014 TAPPI/PIMA Award Winners, Paper360º May/June 2014

2014 TAPPI/PIMA Award Winners, Paper360º May/June 2014

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Identifying Trends in CAPITAL PLANNING, Paper360º March/April 2014

Identifying Trends in CAPITAL PLANNING, Paper360º March/April 2014

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Setpoint: Marking a Milestone, Paper360°January/February 2015

SetPoint: Marking a Milestone, Paper360º January/February 2015

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Association News: Have You Tried the TAPPI Community? Paper360° March/April 2014

Association News, Paper360º March/April 2014

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Association News: TAPPI Helps Members Facing Tough Economy, Paper360° Spring Bonus Issue 2009

Association News, Paper360º Spring Bonus Issue 2009

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PaperCon 2014 Poised for Success, Paper360º January/February 2014

PaperCon 2014 Poised for Success, Paper360º January/February 2014