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

Showing 1–20 of 582 results
Books
Making Pulp and Paper Series (All 15)

Making Pulp and Paper Series (All 15)

Softness Properties of Fabric-Like Tissues, 1994 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Softness Properties of Fabric-Like Tissues, 1994 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Evaluation of Surface Softness of Tissue Paper Products Using Mechanical Stylus Scanning, Optical Image Analysis and Fuzzy Sets, 1994 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Evaluation of Surface Softness of Tissue Paper Products Using Mechanical Stylus Scanning, Optical Image Analysis and Fuzzy Sets, 1994 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Development of a Mechanical Stylus Based Surface Analysis System for Soft Paper Products, 1994 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Development of a Mechanical Stylus Based Surface Analysis System for Soft Paper Products, 1994 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Recausticizing Kinetics with Mill Liquor and Lime, 1991 Forest Products Symposium Proceedings

Recausticizing Kinetics with Mill Liquor and Lime, 1991 Forest Products Symposium Proceedings

Numerical Investigation of Three Tissue Machine Headboxes, 1991 Forest Products Symposium Proceedings

Numerical Investigation of Three Tissue Machine Headboxes, 1991 Forest Products Symposium Proceedings

Advanced Efficiency Options - Increasing Electricity Generating Potential from Pulp Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Advanced Efficiency Options - Increasing Electricity Generating Potential from Pulp Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Effect of Pulp Quality Variations on Tissue Product Properties, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of Pulp Quality Variations on Tissue Product Properties, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Alkaline Curing Wet Strength Additives, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Alkaline Curing Wet Strength Additives, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Automating the Britt Jar RPM Scan Measurement, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Automating the Britt Jar RPM Scan Measurement, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effects on Retention and Drainage of Converting from 100% OCC to 50% OCC: 50% NSSC in a Closed-Cycle Paperboard Mill, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effects on Retention and Drainage of Converting from 100% OCC to 50% OCC: 50% NSSC in a Closed-Cycle Paperboard Mill, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Field Experience of Concept IV-MH Headbox with Consistency Profiling System, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Field Experience of Concept IV-MH Headbox with Consistency Profiling System, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of a Wet-End Additive on the Components of Formation of Tissue, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of a Wet-End Additive on the Components of Formation of Tissue, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Paper and the Information Age, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings (power point)

Paper and the Information Age, 2001 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Novel Hydrophilic Softeners for Tissue and Towel Applications, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Novel Hydrophilic Softeners for Tissue and Towel Applications, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Market reports
US Lift Truck Market

US Lift Truck Market

Application of Debonding Agents in Tissue Manufacturing, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Application of Debonding Agents in Tissue Manufacturing, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Glyoxalated Resins: Wet Strength Development in Paper and Board, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Glyoxalated Resins: Wet Strength Development in Paper and Board, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Papermill Communication, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Papermill Communication, 2000 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Novel Method of Understanding the Softness of Tissue Paper, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Novel Method of Understanding the Softness of Tissue Paper, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings