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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Comparison of Fiber Length Analyzers, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Comparison of Fiber Length Analyzers, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation in Headbox and Forming Jet-From Modeling to 3-D Imaging, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation in Headbox and Forming Jet-From Modeling to 3-D Imaging, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation and TSO Profiles: Headbox Design and Operations, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Fiber Orientation and TSO Profiles: Headbox Design and Operations, 2005 Papermakers Conference

A Multiphase Mechanism for Setting and Gloss Development of Offset Ink, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A Multiphase Mechanism for Setting and Gloss Development of Offset Ink, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Recent Progress and Challenges in the Numerical Modeling of Coating Structure Development, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Recent Progress and Challenges in the Numerical Modeling of Coating Structure Development, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Investigation of Filter Cake Stability Using Numerical Simulation Technique, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Investigation of Filter Cake Stability Using Numerical Simulation Technique, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Coating Surface Composition Using ATR-IR Spectroscopy, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Coating Surface Composition Using ATR-IR Spectroscopy, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Pigment Particle Surfaces by ToF-SIMS, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Pigment Particle Surfaces by ToF-SIMS, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effect of Latex Volumetric Concentration on Void Structure, Particle Packing and Effective Particle Size Distribution in a Pigmented Coating Layer, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effect of Latex Volumetric Concentration on Void Structure, Particle Packing and Effective Particle Size Distribution in a Pigmented Coating Layer, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A New Analytical Model for Impact and Spreading of One Drop Application to Inkjet Printing, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A New Analytical Model for Impact and Spreading of One Drop Application to Inkjet Printing, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Using Nano- and Micro-Particles of Silver in Lignin Analysis, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

Using Nano- and Micro-Particles of Silver in Lignin Analysis, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

AFM Observations of Dimensional Changes in Individual Cellulose Aggregate Fibrils Under Variable Humidity Environments, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

AFM Observations of Dimensional Changes in Individual Cellulose Aggregate Fibrils Under Variable Humidity Environments, 2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology

ANTHRAQUINONE AND POLYSULFIDE-APPLICABILITY FOR USE IN PULP MILL OPERATIONS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium (1996 Pulping Conference)

ANTHRAQUINONE AND POLYSULFIDE-APPLICABILITY FOR USE IN PULP MILL OPERATIONS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Basket Cases IV: Higher Yield with PapriloxTM Polysulphide-AQ Pulping of Hardwoods, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Basket Cases IV: Higher Yield with PapriloxTM Polysulphide-AQ Pulping of Hardwoods, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Evaluation of surfactants as digester additives for kraft softwood pulping, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Evaluation of surfactants as digester additives for kraft softwood pulping, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

IMPROVING THE PULP YIELD BY USING PS/AQAND/OR TWO STAGE OXYGEN DELIGNIFICATION, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

IMPROVING THE PULP YIELD BY USING PS/AQAND/OR TWO STAGE OXYGEN DELIGNIFICATION, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF EVAPORATOR FOULING: A PRELIMINARY COMPARISON OF AQ AND NON-AQ LIQUORS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF EVAPORATOR FOULING: A PRELIMINARY COMPARISON OF AQ AND NON-AQ LIQUORS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

EFFECTS OF PULPING CONDITIONS ON THE BLEACHABILITY OF HARDWOOD KRAFT PULPS: 1. EFFECTS OF EFFECTIVE ALKALI CHARGE IN THE PULPING OF BIRCH AND MAPLE, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

EFFECTS OF PULPING CONDITIONS ON THE BLEACHABILITY OF HARDWOOD KRAFT PULPS: 1. EFFECTS OF EFFECTIVE ALKALI CHARGE IN THE PULPING OF BIRCH AND MAPLE, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Synergy of Anthraquinone/Polysulfide Pulping: The Effect of Sulfidity, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Synergy of Anthraquinone/Polysulfide Pulping: The Effect of Sulfidity, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Mill-scale experiences of extended delignification with Super Batch cooking method, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Mill-scale experiences of extended delignification with Super Batch cooking method, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium