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

Relation between surface energy, topography, wettability and detailed surface chemistry by spectroscopy for coated printing papers, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Relation between surface energy, topography, wettability and detailed surface chemistry by spectroscopy for coated printing papers, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Models for the Rheology of Clay-GCC Coating Colors, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Models for the Rheology of Clay-GCC Coating Colors, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Paper coating analysis by confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Paper coating analysis by confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

ADVANCES IN PREDICTION OF BLADE FORCES WITH VISCOELASTIC COATINGS, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

ADVANCES IN PREDICTION OF BLADE FORCES WITH VISCOELASTIC COATINGS, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effects of the Partial Replacement of SB latex with Dextrin Starch on the Thickness Distribution of Coating Layers, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effects of the Partial Replacement of SB latex with Dextrin Starch on the Thickness Distribution of Coating Layers, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

MODELING THE COMPRESSION OF PARTICLE PACKINGS USING THE DISCRETE ELEMENT METHOD, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

MODELING THE COMPRESSION OF PARTICLE PACKINGS USING THE DISCRETE ELEMENT METHOD, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Mechanistic insights into the weakening effect of water and oils on latex-bound coatings during printing , 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Mechanistic insights into the weakening effect of water and oils on latex-bound coatings during printing , 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Latex Dispersions as Carriers for Glucose Oxidase Oxygen Scavenging Systems, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Latex Dispersions as Carriers for Glucose Oxidase Oxygen Scavenging Systems, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

The Use of Silica Pigments in Coated Media for Inkjet Printing: Effects of Absorption and Porosity on Printing Performance and Depth-Profiling Using Confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating

The Use of Silica Pigments in Coated Media for Inkjet Printing: Effects of Absorption and Porosity on Printing Performance and Depth-Profiling Using Confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Ink Adhesion Failure; Effect of Pre-dampening of Carbonate Containing Coatings , 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Ink Adhesion Failure; Effect of Pre-dampening of Carbonate Containing Coatings , 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Short-Time Water Absorption by Model Coatings , 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Short-Time Water Absorption by Model Coatings , 2008 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

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

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

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

Coating Surface Composition Using ATR-IR Spectroscopy, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Coating Surface Composition Using ATR-IR Spectroscopy, 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

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

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