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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13th European PLACE Conference Proceedings

13th European PLACE Conference Proceedings

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TAPPI Magazines 

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12th European PLACE Conference Proceedings-2009

12th European PLACE Conference Proceedings-2009

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Building the future: engineering in 2015, Solutions!, October 2003, Vol. 86(10) (663KB)

Building the future: engineering in 2015, Solutions!, October 2003, Vol. 86(10) (663KB)

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People on the move, Solutions!, November 2003, Vol. 86(11) (149KB)

People on the move, Solutions!, November 2003, Vol. 86(11) (149KB)

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Chances are 50-50 that you will recycle this paper: How can we improve those odds?, Solutions!, October 2003, Vol. 86(10) (74KB)

Chances are 50-50 that you will recycle this paper: How can we improve those odds?, Solutions!, October 2003, Vol. 86(10) (74KB)

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FPAC aims to make an impact on Europe, Solutions!, January 2003, Vol. 86(1) (511KB)

FPAC aims to make an impact on Europe, Solutions!, January 2003, Vol. 86(1) (511KB)

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Chinaâ??s paper industry: Entering the wto era, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (471KB)

China’s paper industry: Entering the wto era, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (471KB)

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Delighting the customer: The liberty paper dreamworks coating solutions project, Solutions!, January 2003, Vol. 86(1) (738KB)

Delighting the customer: The liberty paper dreamworks coating solutions project, Solutions!, January 2003, Vol. 86(1) (738KB)

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Engineered for achievement: Carl Marschke, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (161KB)

Engineered for achievement: Carl Marschke, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (161KB)

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People on the move, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (117KB)

People on the move, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (117KB)

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Advanced ex-press sheet management, Solutions!, August 2004, Vol. 87(8) (229KB)

Advanced ex-press sheet management, Solutions!, August 2004, Vol. 87(8) (229KB)

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Riau Paper stabilizes the wet end with retention and ash controls, Solutions!, October 2003, Vol. 86(10) (398KB)

Riau Paper stabilizes the wet end with retention and ash controls, Solutions!, October 2003, Vol. 86(10) (398KB)

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Machine clothing strategies keep wraps on cost, Solutions!, August 2004, Vol. 87(8) (179KB)

Machine clothing strategies keep wraps on cost, Solutions!, August 2004, Vol. 87(8) (179KB)

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What it means to be green, Solutions!, October 2003, Vol. 86(10) (67KB)

What it means to be green, Solutions!, October 2003, Vol. 86(10) (67KB)

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Holding, folding... and playing your hand, Solutions!, February 2004, Vol. 87(2) (52KB)

Holding, folding... and playing your hand, Solutions!, February 2004, Vol. 87(2) (52KB)

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TAPPI Honors Sandy Sharp for Distinguished Service, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (152KB)

TAPPI Honors Sandy Sharp for Distinguished Service, Solutions!, March 2003, Vol. 86(3) (152KB)

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Marketingâ??again, Solutions!, January 2004, Vol. 87(1) (53KB)

Marketing—again, Solutions!, January 2004, Vol. 87(1) (53KB)

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Chinaâ??s consumption draws ravenous interest, Solutions!, November 2003, Vol. 86(11) (349KB)

China’s consumption draws ravenous interest, Solutions!, November 2003, Vol. 86(11) (349KB)

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People on the move, Solutions!, August 2004, Vol. 87(8) (78KB)

People on the move, Solutions!, August 2004, Vol. 87(8) (78KB)