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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Sound Absorbing Structures from Wet Laid Nonwovens, PaperCon 2013

Sound Absorbing Structures from Wet Laid Nonwovens, PaperCon 2013

The Chemistry of Crosslinking Resins for Paper & Nonwoven Applications, PaperCon 2013

The Chemistry of Crosslinking Resins for Paper & Nonwoven Applications, PaperCon 2013

Electron Beam Technology and Applications for Non Woven Materials, PaperCon 2013

Electron Beam Technology and Applications for Non Woven Materials, PaperCon 2013

Theoretical Prediction of Hydrohead and Blood Penetration of Nonwovens and Porous Membranes, PaperCon 2013

Theoretical Prediction of Hydrohead and Blood Penetration of Nonwovens and Porous Membranes, PaperCon 2013

Assessment of the Level of Microbial Contamination in Cotton and Synthetic Fibers Destined for the Use in Nonwoven Applications, PaperCon 2013

Assessment of the Level of Microbial Contamination in Cotton and Synthetic Fibers Destined for the Use in Nonwoven Applications, PaperCon 2013

ANTIMICROBIAL MELTBLOWN POLYPROPYLENE FABRICS FOR AIRFILTER APPLICATIONS, PaperCon 2013

ANTIMICROBIAL MELTBLOWN POLYPROPYLENE FABRICS FOR AIRFILTER APPLICATIONS, PaperCon 2013

Introduction to Emulsion Polymerization, PaperCon 2013

Introduction to Emulsion Polymerization, PaperCon 2013

Manufacturing Execution Systems for Nonwovens Manufacturers, PaperCon 2013

Manufacturing Execution Systems for Nonwovens Manufacturers, PaperCon 2013

Back to the Future of Spunbonding Technologies, PaperCon 2013

Back to the Future of Spunbonding Technologies, PaperCon 2013

Local infection prevention through degradable biopolymer nonwoven films and sponge delivery systems, Papercon 2013

Local infection prevention through degradable biopolymer nonwoven films and sponge delivery systems, Papercon 2013

Green Nanofibers Preparation and Its Application in Liquid Filtration Membrane, PaperCon 2013

Green Nanofibers Preparation and Its Application in Liquid Filtration Membrane, PaperCon 2013

Increasing Thermal Process Productivity for Manufacturing of Building Materials: Fundamentals and Methods, PaperCon 2013

Increasing Thermal Process Productivity for Manufacturing of Building Materials: Fundamentals and Methods, PaperCon 2013

TAPPI Binders and Additives: Butadiene-Based Latex Binders, PaperCon 2013

TAPPI Binders and Additives: Butadiene-Based Latex Binders, PaperCon 2013

FIBEROUS THERMAL INSULATION REVIEW AND UPDATE, PaperCon 2013

FIBEROUS THERMAL INSULATION REVIEW AND UPDATE, PaperCon 2013

Acrylic Chemistry In Textile Nonwovens, PaperCon 2013

Acrylic Chemistry In Textile Nonwovens, PaperCon 2013

Bringing balance to high speed carded webs, PaperCon 2013

Bringing balance to high speed carded webs, PaperCon 2013

XANOFI: Nanofibers...In Depth, PaperCon 2013

XANOFI: Nanofibers...In Depth, PaperCon 2013