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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SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

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Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

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Keynote Presentation: NCC: The Revolution, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Keynote Presentation: NCC: The Revolution, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

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5,5-Dimethylhydantoin (DMH) a Highly Effective, Halogen Stabilizer for Wet End Applications, PaperCon '09 Conference

5,5-Dimethylhydantoin (DMH) a Highly Effective, Halogen Stabilizer for Wet End Applications, PaperCon '09 Conference

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Specialty Paper: Keys to Success, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

Specialty Paper: Keys to Success, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

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Post-bleaching Response of Pulps Deinked Using an Alkaline Fatty Acid Soap or Reduced Alkaline Surfactant Blend Chemistry, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

Post-bleaching Response of Pulps Deinked Using an Alkaline Fatty Acid Soap or Reduced Alkaline Surfactant Blend Chemistry, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

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Supercalender: Improvements That Enhance Quality, Productivity and Safety, 1993 Finishing and Converting Conference Proceedings

Supercalender: Improvements That Enhance Quality, Productivity and Safety, 1993 Finishing and Converting Conference Proceedings

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National Nanotechnology Initiative:A Strategic Vision for Responsible Technological Development, 2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

National Nanotechnology Initiative:A Strategic Vision for Responsible Technological Development, 2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

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Lignin & Lignans Advances in Chemistry

Lignin & Lignans Advances in Chemistry

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Top layer coatability on barrier coatings, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Top layer coatability on barrier coatings, 2011 PaperCon Conference

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Complete Mapping of Cellulose Nanocrystal (CNC) Production Process, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Naonotechnology for Renewable Materials

Complete Mapping of Cellulose Nanocrystal (CNC) Production Process, 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Biomass Availability, Costs, and Market Developments in the US South, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biomass Availability, Costs, and Market Developments in the US South, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

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Lesson Leanred: TAPPI Biorefinery Design Course, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Lesson Leanred: TAPPI Biorefinery Design Course, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

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NOVEL ENZYMATIC APPROACH OFFERS NEW POSSIBILITY FOR RECYCLED TISSUE AND TOWEL MANUFACTURERS, PaperCon 2014

NOVEL ENZYMATIC APPROACH OFFERS NEW POSSIBILITY FOR RECYCLED TISSUE AND TOWEL MANUFACTURERS, PaperCon 2014

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The Challenges of Recycled Furnish in the Manufacture of Premium Tissue Products, PaperCon 2014

The Challenges of Recycled Furnish in the Manufacture of Premium Tissue Products, PaperCon 2014

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Mechanics of Paper Products

Mechanics of Paper Products

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Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (3rd Edition)

Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (3rd Edition)

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Softwood Kraft (NBSK) for Tissue Makingâ?¢An Overview, PaperCon 2013

Softwood Kraft (NBSK) for Tissue Making•An Overview, PaperCon 2013

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Eucalyptus fibers and Tissue, PaperCon 2013

Eucalyptus fibers and Tissue, PaperCon 2013