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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Addition of Magnesium Hydroxide and Oxygen to D1 Stage Bleaching, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Addition of Magnesium Hydroxide and Oxygen to D1 Stage Bleaching, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Understanding Carbon Footprints in the Forest Products Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Understanding Carbon Footprints in the Forest Products Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Recent Advancements in Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling and Wear Parts for the Nonwovens Converting Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Recent Advancements in Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling and Wear Parts for the Nonwovens Converting Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Deinking of Inkjet Digital Non-Impact Printing, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Deinking of Inkjet Digital Non-Impact Printing, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Enzymatic Deinking of Inkjet Printed Papers, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Enzymatic Deinking of Inkjet Printed Papers, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Boosting Enzyme Performance During Cellulose and Starch Hydrolysis, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Boosting Enzyme Performance During Cellulose and Starch Hydrolysis, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Using Magnesium Hydroxide for pH Control to Improve the Chlorine Dioxide Brightening Stages in ECF Bleaching Sequences, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Using Magnesium Hydroxide for pH Control to Improve the Chlorine Dioxide Brightening Stages in ECF Bleaching Sequences, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Chemical versus Energy Cost Tug of War: A Pulp Mill Perspective, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Chemical versus Energy Cost Tug of War: A Pulp Mill Perspective, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Carbon Emissions and Energy Consumption Substantially, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference (POWER POINT)

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Carbon Emissions and Energy Consumption Substantially, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Fresh Water Consumption, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Fresh Water Consumption, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Methods for Process Water Ink Content Analysis, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Methods for Process Water Ink Content Analysis, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Boost Electrical Reliability & Capitalize on Existing Energy Assets in the Mill, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Boost Electrical Reliability & Capitalize on Existing Energy Assets in the Mill, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Develop New Product Features, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Develop New Product Features, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Improve Recovery and Recycling of Waste Wood and Fiber Products, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Improve Recovery and Recycling of Waste Wood and Fiber Products, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Overview, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference ( POWER POINT)

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Overview, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Gas Cleaning Aspects of Non-Fossil Fuel Gasification Systems, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Gas Cleaning Aspects of Non-Fossil Fuel Gasification Systems, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Effects of Sizing on the Enzymatic De-inking of Copy Printed Wood-free Paper, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Effects of Sizing on the Enzymatic De-inking of Copy Printed Wood-free Paper, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Increase the Supply of High-Quality Fiber and Low-Cost Biomass, (power point) 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Increase the Supply of High-Quality Fiber and Low-Cost Biomass, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Program Management, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Program Management, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Fundamental Studies Applied for Latest Development in Deinking Flotation Technology, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Fundamental Studies Applied for Latest Development in Deinking Flotation Technology, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference