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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Producing LWC Rotogravure Paper on a Metered Size Press, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Producing LWC Rotogravure Paper on a Metered Size Press, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Manufacture of One-Sided Coated Speciality Papers on the Metered Size Press, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Manufacture of One-Sided Coated Speciality Papers on the Metered Size Press, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

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Mechanics of Rollers--Japanese Translation

Mechanics of Rollers--Japanese Translation

Development of the Metering Size Press: A Historical Perspective, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Development of the Metering Size Press: A Historical Perspective, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

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Principles of Wet End Chemistry

Principles of Wet End Chemistry

Pilot-Scale Wet Web Surface Treatment of Newsprint, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Pilot-Scale Wet Web Surface Treatment of Newsprint, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Substitution of the Metered Size Press for the Flooded Nip Size Press Viewed Under Economic and Quality Aspects, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Substitution of the Metered Size Press for the Flooded Nip Size Press Viewed Under Economic and Quality Aspects, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Why the Decision was Made to Install an M.S.P. on a Standard Woodfree Paper Machine

Why the Decision was Made to Install an M.S.P. on a Standard Woodfree Paper Machine

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Technical Needs, The: Nonwovens for Medical/Surgical and Consumer Uses

Technical Needs, The: Nonwovens for Medical/Surgical and Consumer Uses

Standards
Water solubility of wood and pulp, Test Method T 207 cm-08

Water solubility of wood and pulp, Test Method T 207 cm-08

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Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Vol. 1 E-Book

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Vol. 1 E-Book

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Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

Metering Size Press Drying and Web Handling Systems, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Metering Size Press Drying and Web Handling Systems, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Standards
Optical measurements terminology (related to appearance eval, Standard Glossary TAPPI/ANSI T 1500 gl-12

Optical measurements terminology (related to appearance eval, Standard Glossary TAPPI/ANSI T 1500 gl-12

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pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 252 om-12

pH and electrical conductivity of hot water extracts of pulp, paper, and paperboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 252 om-12

Development of Metered Size Press Coating for High-Speed Operations, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Development of Metered Size Press Coating for High-Speed Operations, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

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Coarseness of pulp fibers, Test Method T 234 cm-12

Coarseness of pulp fibers, Test Method T 234 cm-12

Standards
Forming handsheets for physical tests of pulp, Test Method T 205 sp-12

Forming handsheets for physical tests of pulp, Test Method T 205 sp-12

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Retention of Fines and Fillers During Papermaking

Retention of Fines and Fillers During Papermaking

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Alpha-, beta- and gamma-cellulose in pulp, Test Method T 203 cm-09

Alpha-, beta- and gamma-cellulose in pulp, Test Method T 203 cm-09