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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Conference papers
Repulpability of splices/splicing tape, Useful Method UM 213 (2012)

Repulpability of splices/splicing tape, Useful Method UM 213 (2012)

Standards
Training standard for paper machine tender, Standard Guideline T 1501 sg-11

Training standard for paper machine tender, Standard Guideline T 1501 sg-11

Technical information papers
Weight of Newsprint Rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-11 (2003)

Weight of Newsprint Rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-11 (2003)

Papermaking Kits

Papermaking Kits

Journal articles
Changing the Status Quo: "The New Look of IT in Manufacturing", PaperCon 2014

Changing the Status Quo: "The New Look of IT in Manufacturing", PaperCon 2014

TURBAIR® Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

TURBAIR® Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

Energy Savings in Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

Energy Savings in Vacuum Systems, PaperCon 2014

Vacuum System and Dewatering Optimization, PaperCon 2014

Vacuum System and Dewatering Optimization, PaperCon 2014

Evaluating Dryer Steam & Condensate Rebuilds, PaperCon 2014

Evaluating Dryer Steam & Condensate Rebuilds, PaperCon 2014

Continuous Online PM Real Time Simulation and Close Loop MPC Raise PM Performance, PaperCon 2014

Continuous Online PM Real Time Simulation and Close Loop MPC Raise PM Performance, PaperCon 2014

Paper Machine Upgrades to Reduce Energy Consumption, PaperCon 2014

Paper Machine Upgrades to Reduce Energy Consumption, PaperCon 2014

Midwest Fine Paper Machine Dryer Rebuild Success Story, PaperCon 2014

Midwest Fine Paper Machine Dryer Rebuild Success Story, PaperCon 2014

Using the T-Card System to Raise the Operational Performance of a Board Mill, PaperCon 2014

Using the T-Card System to Raise the Operational Performance of a Board Mill, PaperCon 2014

Effect of Mechanical Pre-treatment on a Novel Method for Cellulose Fibers Treatment, PaperCon 2014

Effect of Mechanical Pre-treatment on a Novel Method for Cellulose Fibers Treatment, PaperCon 2014

Cellulose micro- and nanofibrils as a binding material for high fillercontent papers, PaperCon 2014

Cellulose micro- and nanofibrils as a binding material for high fillercontent papers, PaperCon 2014

TappiSafe, PaperCon 2014

TappiSafe, PaperCon 2014

DuraPulp - Sustainable solutions for the future, PaperCon 2014

DuraPulp - Sustainable solutions for the future, PaperCon 2014

Safer Chemicals: Assessing Alternatives, PaperCon 2014

Safer Chemicals: Assessing Alternatives, PaperCon 2014

World Pulp & Paper Industry Outlook: A Very High-Level View, PaperCon 2014

World Pulp & Paper Industry Outlook: A Very High-Level View, PaperCon 2014

Flow analysis of paper machine clothing, PaperCon 2014

Flow analysis of paper machine clothing, PaperCon 2014