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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Advanced Efficiency Options - Increasing Electricity Generating Potential from Pulp Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Advanced Efficiency Options - Increasing Electricity Generating Potential from Pulp Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

2010 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings Book set

2010 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings Book set

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

Biomass Power 2012 Outlook from Capital Hill and EPA, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Biomass Power 2012 Outlook from Capital Hill and EPA, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Books
Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis

Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis

Aqueous polyolefin dispersion for packaging boards and papers, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Aqueous polyolefin dispersion for packaging boards and papers, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Conference papers
Controlling the Cost of Next Generation Biorefineries, 2012 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Controlling the Cost of Next Generation Biorefineries, 2012 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Design and Fabrication of the Micro Sensorfor Hydrogen Detection Using the MEMS Technology, 2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Design and Fabrication of the Micro Sensorfor Hydrogen Detection Using the MEMS Technology, 2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Books
Introduction to Biofuels

Introduction to Biofuels

Hydrodynamic Cavitation Digested Wheat Straw and Biogas Production from the Residue, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Hydrodynamic Cavitation Digested Wheat Straw and Biogas Production from the Residue, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Holistic Pump System Designs, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Holistic Pump System Designs, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Books
Running the Gauntlet: Essential Business Lessons to Lead, Drive Change, and Grow Profits

Running the Gauntlet: Essential Business Lessons to Lead, Drive Change, and Grow Profits

Books
Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

Books
Integrated Biorefineries - Design, Analysis and Optimization

Integrated Biorefineries - Design, Analysis and Optimization

Books
Chemistry of Modern Papermaking

Chemistry of Modern Papermaking

Books
Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Books
The Blackwell Handbook of Strategic Management

The Blackwell Handbook of Strategic Management

Polymer Adsorption on Nano Fibrillar Cellulose and its Effects on Suspension Rheology, 2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Polymer Adsorption on Nano Fibrillar Cellulose and its Effects on Suspension Rheology, 2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Books
Get It Together!, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Get It Together!, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference