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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The Modern Paper Machine, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product

The Modern Paper Machine, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Event Capture in Paper Machine Web Handling - Digital Video and Beyond, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Elect

Event Capture in Paper Machine Web Handling - Digital Video and Beyond, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Using Current Best Practices Audits as a Tool to Evaluate Your Maintenance Function, Educate Your Organization and Drive Reliability Improvement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & Internationa

Using Current Best Practices Audits as a Tool to Evaluate Your Maintenance Function, Educate Your Organization and Drive Reliability Improvement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process

Selection of Materials for Low-Temperature Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electri

Selection of Materials for Low-Temperature Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

The Mechanism of Premixing Process for Rosin Sizes under Neutral-Alkaline Papermaking, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process

The Mechanism of Premixing Process for Rosin Sizes under Neutral-Alkaline Papermaking, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quali

Selection and Development of Refractory Structural Materials for Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Pr

Selection and Development of Refractory Structural Materials for Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product

Videos
ISA SP-99 Update Manufacturing and Control Systems Security, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical &

ISA SP-99 Update Manufacturing and Control Systems Security, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

A New Tool to Measure and Track Fiber Properties and Experiences from Installations in Pulp Mills., 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Paperma

A New Tool to Measure and Track Fiber Properties and Experiences from Installations in Pulp Mills., 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product &

The Chemical Barrier for Oxygen Delignification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information

The Chemical Barrier for Oxygen Delignification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Haps Generation And Removal (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrica

Haps Generation And Removal (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Significant Improvement of Activated Sludge Plant Performance by Pretreatment with Anaerobic Reactor at American Israeli Paper Mills, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmen

Significant Improvement of Activated Sludge Plant Performance by Pretreatment with Anaerobic Reactor at American Israeli Paper Mills, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, El

Conference papers
Modern Approach for Precise Sizing Measurement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information;

Modern Approach for Precise Sizing Measurement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

The Importance of Achieving and Maintaining Benchmark Threading Performance, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control,

The Importance of Achieving and Maintaining Benchmark Threading Performance, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Development and Validation of Sterility Systems for Trees, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & I

Development and Validation of Sterility Systems for Trees, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

A Compact, High Speed Lignin Sensor for the Automated Sorting of Newsprint from Mixed Waste, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; P

A Compact, High Speed Lignin Sensor for the Automated Sorting of Newsprint from Mixed Waste, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product

Ongoing NOx Budget Program Compliance: Electric Utility Industry Lessons Learned, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Cont

Ongoing NOx Budget Program Compliance: Electric Utility Industry Lessons Learned, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Use Of Ash In Haps Removal (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical

Use Of Ash In Haps Removal (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Phosphonates as Additives in Kraft Pulp, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Produc

Phosphonates as Additives in Kraft Pulp, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Paper Machine Dryer Bearing Reliability- Lubrication Issues, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical &

Paper Machine Dryer Bearing Reliability- Lubrication Issues, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Reaping the Rewards of a Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Program, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrica

Reaping the Rewards of a Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Program, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)