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
Binders & Additives Anthology CD-ROM

Binders & Additives Anthology CD

Topography and Gloss of Paper Coating Layers, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Topography and Gloss of Paper Coating Layers, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Challenges Set for Coating Powders Applied to Dry Surface Treatment of Paper, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Challenges Set for Coating Powders Applied to Dry Surface Treatment of Paper, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Coating Application Method and Calendering Influence on the Spatial Coating Layer Formation Obtained by an Automated Serical Sectioning Method, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Coating Application Method and Calendering Influence on the Spatial Coating Layer Formation Obtained by an Automated Serical Sectioning Method, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Organic Starch Based Pigments in Paper Coatings, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Organic Starch Based Pigments in Paper Coatings, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effect of Surface Properties of Base Paper on Print Quality, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effect of Surface Properties of Base Paper on Print Quality, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Colorant Migration in Mesoporous Inkjet Receptive Coatings, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Colorant Migration in Mesoporous Inkjet Receptive Coatings, 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

Characterization of Paper Coating Penetration by Laser Scanning Microscopy, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Paper Coating Penetration by Laser Scanning Microscopy, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

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

Ink-Water-Paper Interactions in Printing: An Updated Review, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Ink-Water-Paper Interactions in Printing: An Updated Review, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Advances in Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Advances in Computational Fluid Dynamics, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effective Surface of Optical Coatings, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effective Surface of Optical Coatings, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Application of Sericite to LWC Coating Formulation, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Application of Sericite to LWC Coating Formulation, 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

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

Low Cost High-Speed Plasma Treatment of Paper Surfaces, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Low Cost High-Speed Plasma Treatment of Paper Surfaces, 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

Dynamics of Films and Droplets Spreading on Porous Substrates, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Dynamics of Films and Films and Droplets Spreading on Porous Substrates, 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