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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Conference papers
2008 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings

2008 PAPERCON Conference Proceedings

Recyclability of Mixed Office Waste Papers Containing Pressure Sensitive Adhesives and Silicone Release Liners, 2001 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Recyclability of Mixed Office Waste Papers Containing Pressure Sensitive Adhesives and Silicone Release Liners, 2001 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Effect of Pulping Conditions on Ink Redeposition and Ink Removal When Recycling Waterbased Ink Printed Papers

Effect of Pulping Conditions on Ink Redeposition and Ink Removal When Recycling Waterbased Ink Printed Papers

New Approach for Polyamidoamine-epichlorohydrin Resin-A new low AOX wet strength resin, 2012 PaperCon Conference

New Approach for Polyamidoamine-epichlorohydrin Resin-A new low AOX wet strength resin, 2012 PaperCon Conference

FORMING OF PAPER SHEETS: A NUMERICAL SIMULATION BASED ON HYDRODYNAMICS OF FIBROUS SUSPENSIONS, 2012 PaperCon Conference

FORMING OF PAPER SHEETS: A NUMERICAL SIMULATION BASED ON HYDRODYNAMICS OF FIBROUS SUSPENSIONS, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Static Water Retention Compared to Dynamic Water Retention of Coating with Varying Thickeners and Temperatures, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Static Water Retention Compared to Dynamic Water Retention of Coating with Varying Thickeners and Temperatures, 2012 PaperCon Conference

The Domtar-FPInnovations Joint Venture nanocellulose crystalline: Our Business model Driving our Future Together, 2012 PaperCon Conference

The Domtar-FPInnovations Joint Venture nanocellulose crystalline: Our Business model Driving our Future Together, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Utilizing High Pressure Modular Cleaning to Maximize Sheet Quality and Coating Efficiency, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Utilizing High Pressure Modular Cleaning to Maximize Sheet Quality and Coating Efficiency, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Atomic Force Microscope Techniques to Measure Latex Properties and Correlation to Coating Strength, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Atomic Force Microscope Techniques to Measure Latex Properties and Correlation to Coating Strength, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Corrugated IndustryWax Alternative Protocol, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Corrugated IndustryWax Alternative Protocol, 2012 PaperCon Conference

PAPER AND BOARD MILL PROFITS FROM MIXING OF STARCH AND FILLER SIMULTANEOUSLY CLOSE TO THE HEADBOX, 2012 PaperCon Conference

PAPER AND BOARD MILL PROFITS FROM MIXING OF STARCH AND FILLER SIMULTANEOUSLY CLOSE TO THE HEADBOX, 2012 PaperCon Conference

FIRST COMMERCIAL CURTAIN COATER APPLICATION FOR WOODFREE PAPER GRADES, 2012 PaperCon Conference

FIRST COMMERCIAL CURTAIN COATER APPLICATION FOR WOODFREE PAPER GRADES, 2012 PaperCon Conference

How Leaders Achieve and Sustain Procurement Mastery, 2012 PaperCon Conference

How Leaders Achieve and Sustain Procurement Mastery, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Magazines 2012, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Magazines 2012, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Operator Driven Reliability - Requirements for a Successful ODR Program Using 5-S Concepts, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Operator Driven Reliability - Requirements for a Successful ODR Program Using 5-S Concepts, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Curtain Coater for Board and Packaging, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Curtain Coater for Board and Packaging, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Investigation of retention aid polymer degradation on a pilot scale flow loop, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Investigation of retention aid polymer degradation on a pilot scale flow loop, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Paper Industry Challenge: Improving Resourcefulness to Overcome Limited Resources, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Paper Industry Challenge: Improving Resourcefulness to Overcome Limited Resources, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Effects of Energy Policy on Sustainability in the Forest Sector, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Effects of Energy Policy on Sustainability in the Forest Sector, 2012 PaperCon Conference

RockTenn, 2012 PaperCon Conference

RockTenn, 2012 PaperCon Conference