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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Shoe Press: Energy Efficient Dewatering, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Shoe Press: Energy Efficient Dewatering, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

The Effect of Aperture Geometry on the Steady Flow Through Narrow Apertures in a Cross Flow: Experimental Study, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

The Effect of Aperture Geometry on the Steady Flow Through Narrow Apertures in a Cross Flow: Experimental Study, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Minimizing Deposition in the Papermaking System with Mechanical and Recycled Pulps, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Minimizing Deposition in the Papermaking System with Mechanical and Recycled Pulps, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

New Proprietary Organic Coagulant for High Bright OBA Applications, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

New Proprietary Organic Coagulant for High Bright OBA Applications, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Inventory, Price, and Output in the Linerboard Industry, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Inventory, Price, and Output in the Linerboard Industry, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

New Efficient Mixing System of Papermaking Additives Cuts Fresh Water Consumption, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

New Efficient Mixing System of Papermaking Additives Cuts Fresh Water Consumption, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

A New Technique to Characterize Periodic and Pseudo-periodic Marks within a Sheet of Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

A New Technique to Characterize Periodic and Pseudo-periodic Marks within a Sheet of Paper, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Optimizing Steam Use in the Dryer Section, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Optimizing Steam Use in the Dryer Section, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

Benefits and Advantages of Automated Paper Testing, 2006 Papermakerâ??s Conference

Benefits and Advantages of Automated Paper Testing, 2006 Papermaker’s Conference

Using Cash Impact of Lost Production Time to Improve Performance, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Using Cash Impact of Lost Production Time to Improve Performance, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Replacement of Mechanical PIV's by AC Drives Off Machine Coater Rebuild - Lineshaft to Sectional, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Replacement of Mechanical PIV's by AC Drives Off Machine Coater Rebuild - Lineshaft to Sectional, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Advances in Color Measurement and Control of High-White Shades, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Advances in Color Measurement and Control of High-White Shades, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Practical Model Predictive Control Roundtable CD Control, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Practical Model Predictive Control Roundtable CD Control, 2005 Papermakers Conference

General Headbox Design, 2005 Papermakers Conference

General Headbox Design, 2005 Papermakers Conference

A Drive as an Integral Part of Machine Safety, 2005 Papermakers Conference

A Drive as an Integral Part of Machine Safety, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Practical MPC Roundtable, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Practical MPC Roundtable, 2005 Papermakers Conference

MPC Panel Discussion, 2005 Papermakers Conference

MPC Panel Discussion, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Effects of Fines on the Fiber Length and Coarseness Values Measured by the Fiber Quality Analyzer (FQA), 2005 Papermakers Conference

Effects of Fines on the Fiber Length and Coarseness Values Measured by the Fiber Quality Analyzer (FQA), 2005 Papermakers Conference

Measurement of Print Mottle by Wavelet Analysis and Effect of Sheet Formation on the Printability of Uncoated Fine Paper, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Measurement of Print Mottle by Wavelet Analysis and Effect of Sheet Formation on the Printability of Uncoated Fine Paper, 2005 Papermakers Conference

The Two Sides of Fiber Orientation, 2005 Papermakers Conference

The Two Sides of Fiber Orientation, 2005 Papermakers Conference