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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Improving Bleached Kraft Pulp Production via Integrated Kraft Pulping and O-Delignification Technologies, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including P

Improving Bleached Kraft Pulp Production via Integrated Kraft Pulping and O-Delignification Technologies, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

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)

Suction Roll Material Comparison, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product &

Suction Roll Material Comparison, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Less Pulp Variability, Better End Product, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

Less Pulp Variability, Better End Product, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Practical Impllementation of Secure Process Control Network, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical &

Practical Impllementation of Secure Process Control Network, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Search for Major Genes to Improve Productivity and Rust Resistance of Loblolly Pine, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process C

Search for Major Genes to Improve Productivity and Rust Resistance of Loblolly Pine, 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)

The Impact of Turbulence and Swirl on the Flow in the Tube Bank Part of a Paper Mill Headbox (submitted by US Department of Energy, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmenta

The Impact of Turbulence and Swirl on the Flow in the Tube Bank Part of a Paper Mill Headbox (submitted by US Department of Energy, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Elec

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

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

Clean Condensate Alternative Studies at Several Unbleached Kraft Mills, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Elect

Clean Condensate Alternative Studies at Several Unbleached Kraft Mills, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Establishing a Comprehensive Stickies Treatment Program by Utilizing the Kemira Organic Deposit Test (KODT) Provides Enhanced Deposit Control Efficiency, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & Inte

Establishing a Comprehensive Stickies Treatment Program by Utilizing the Kemira Organic Deposit Test (KODT) Provides Enhanced Deposit Control Efficiency, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers;

Development and Optimization of Polyoxometalate Delignification Systems, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Elec

Development and Optimization of Polyoxometalate Delignification Systems, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Total Sizing at the Size Press, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & P

Total Sizing at the Size Press, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Commercialization of Forest Biotechnology: Economic Targets for Enhanced Global Competitiveness of the U. S. Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmen

Commercialization of Forest Biotechnology: Economic Targets for Enhanced Global Competitiveness of the U. S. Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, El

Development of an Alternative NOx Compliance Strategy for International Paperâ??s Bucksport Facility, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Paper

Development of an Alternative NOx Compliance Strategy for International Paper’s Bucksport Facility, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product &

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

Integrating Compliance Assurance into an EPA National Environmental Performance Track EMS, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Pro

Integrating Compliance Assurance into an EPA National Environmental Performance Track EMS, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Q

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

Spark Technology: Mill Trials, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Pr

Spark Technology: Mill Trials, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)