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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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

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

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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High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

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Retention of Fines and Fillers During Papermaking

Retention of Fines and Fillers During Papermaking

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Paper Machine Quality Control Systems - Volume 1: Measurement Systems and Product Variability

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems - Volume 1: Measurement Systems and Product Variability

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Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process

Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process

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Paper: An Engineered Stochastic Structure

Paper: An Engineered Stochastic Structure

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The Pulp & Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series

The Pulp & Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series

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The Pulp and Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series: Volume 2: Paper Manufacturing

The Pulp and Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series: Volume 2: Paper Manufacturing

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

Technical information papers
T 1214 sp-12 Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R8; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k , Test Method T 1214 sp-17

Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R8; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k , Test Method T 1214 sp-17

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Pitch Control, Wood Resin and Deresination

Pitch Control, Wood Resin and Deresination

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The Pulp and Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series: Volume 1: Pulp Manufacturing

The Pulp and Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series: Volume 1: Pulp Manufacturing

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Mechanics Trilogy

Mechanics Trilogy

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Concrete Handbook: Practical Guide for Protecting and Improving the Durability of Concrete in Pulp and Paper Mills

Concrete Handbook: Practical Guide for Protecting and Improving the Durability of Concrete in Pulp and Paper Mills

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Fiber length of pulp and paper by automated optical analyzer using polarized light, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 271 om-12

Fiber length of pulp and paper by automated optical analyzer using polarized light, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 271 om-12

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

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

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Mechanics of Rollers, The

Mechanics of Rollers, The

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Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials