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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Best Practices for Microbial Control in Additives, PaperCon '09 Conference

Best Practices for Microbial Control in Additives, PaperCon '09 Conference

Pigment Options in Metering Size Press, PaperCon '09 Conference

Pigment Options in Metering Size Press, PaperCon '09 Conference

The Effect of Center Plane Resistance on the Drainage and Sheet Forming, PaperCon '09 Conference

The Effect of Center Plane Resistance on the Drainage and Sheet Forming, PaperCon '09 Conference

Advanced Image Analyses for the Pulp & Paper Industry, PaperCon '09 Conference

Advanced Image Analyses for the Pulp & Paper Industry, PaperCon '09 Conference

An Innovative Process to Manufacture Calcium Carbonate by the Causticizing Process in a Kraft Pulp Mill, PaperCon '09 Conference

An Innovative Process to Manufacture Calcium Carbonate by the Causticizing Process in a Kraft Pulp Mill, PaperCon '09 Conference

Integrated Mill Intelligence Tools Help Maximize Paper Machine Performance, PaperCon '09 Conference

Integrated Mill Intelligence Tools Help Maximize Paper Machine Performance, PaperCon '09 Conference

Future for printed papers - the influence of changing social, technological and environmental effects on key end use paper demand, PaperCon '09 Conference

Future for printed papers - the influence of changing social, technological and environmental effects on key end use paper demand, PaperCon '09 Conference

Drop on Demand Inkjet Tutorial, PaperCon '09 Conference

Drop on Demand Inkjet Tutorial, PaperCon '09 Conference

PAPERMAKERS, ARE YOU GETTING THE PULP PROPERTY INFORMATION YOU NEED?, PaperCon '09 Conference

PAPERMAKERS, ARE YOU GETTING THE PULP PROPERTY INFORMATION YOU NEED?, PaperCon '09 Conference

Take the Fudge out of Paper Machine Performance Calculations, PaperCon '09 Conference

Take the Fudge out of Paper Machine Performance Calculations, PaperCon '09 Conference

EXTENDING THE PRESS SECTION LIFETIME THROUGH A MINI SHOE PRESS REBUIL, PaperCon '09 Conference

EXTENDING THE PRESS SECTION LIFETIME THROUGH A MINI SHOE PRESS REBUIL, PaperCon '09 Conference

Lessons of Collaborative Innovation for the Forest & Paper Industry: The ABCâ??s of Collaborative Innovation, PaperCon '09 Conference

Lessons of Collaborative Innovation for the Forest & Paper Industry: The ABC’s of Collaborative Innovation, PaperCon '09 Conference

Measuring Paper Machine Clothing Performance, PaperCon '09 Conference

Measuring Paper Machine Clothing Performance, PaperCon '09 Conference

Machine Direction Periodic Basis Weight Disturbances more than 1 Hz, PaperCon '09 Conference

Machine Direction Periodic Basis Weight Disturbances more than 1 Hz, PaperCon '09 Conference

Measuring Paper Machine Performance, PaperCon '09 Conference

Measuring Paper Machine Performance, PaperCon '09 Conference

Modeling of flexible fiber suspensions and web formation, PaperCon '09 Conference

Modeling of flexible fiber suspensions and web formation, PaperCon '09 Conference

Hyper-Platy Kaolins for Improved Barrier Performance, PaperCon '09 Conference

Hyper-Platy Kaolins for Improved Barrier Performance, PaperCon '09 Conference

Measuring Paper Machine Performance Wrap-up Roundtable, PaperCon '09 Conference

Measuring Paper Machine Performance Wrap-up Roundtable, PaperCon '09 Conference

Next Generation Optical Caliper Sensor Technology, PaperCon '09 Conference

Next generation optical caliper sensor technology, PaperCon '09 Conference

MSP Runnability and Synthetic Binders, PaperCon '09 Conference

MSP Runnability and Synthetic Binders, PaperCon '09 Conference