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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The Influence of Thickeners on the Surface Structure of Coatings Evaluated by Pair Distribution Analysis - Correlations to Structure and Porosity, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

The Influence of Thickeners on the Surface Structure of Coatings Evaluated by Pair Distribution Analysis - Correlations to Structure and Porosity, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

A Re-Evaluation of Factors Controlling Print Rub on Matt and Silk Coated Papers, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

A Re-Evaluation of Factors Controlling Print Rub on Matt and Silk Coated Papers, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Investigating Paper Structure Using Light Scattering, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Investigating Paper Structure Using Light Scattering, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

A Study for the Statistical Optimization of a High Speed Curtain Coater, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

A Study for the Statistical Optimization of a High Speed Curtain Coater, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Optimizing Water Resistance of Polymeric/PigmentedLinerboard Coatings Using Pigmentsfor Linerboard Wax Replacement, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Optimizing Water Resistance of Polymeric/PigmentedLinerboard Coatings Using Pigmentsfor Linerboard Wax Replacement, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Parameters Affecting Coating Color Impact on the Travelling Sheet, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Parameters Affecting Coating Color Impact on the Travelling Sheet, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Material Retention: A Novel Approach to Performance of Pigment Coating Colors Part 1. Laboratory Evaluation, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Material Retention: A Novel Approach to Performance of Pigment Coating Colors Part 1. Laboratory Evaluation, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

UV-Inks, Substrates and Wetting, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

UV-Inks, Substrates and Wetting, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Use of Predictive Modeling to Explore Techniques to Improve Recycled Board Coating Performance, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Use of Predictive Modeling to Explore Techniques to Improve Recycled Board Coating Performance, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Multilayer Curtain Coating: An Enabling Method For New Paper Functions, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Multilayer Curtain Coating: An Enabling Method For New Paper Functions, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Effect of Sheet Moisture and Calender Pressure on PCC and GCC Coated Papers, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Effect of Sheet Moisture and Calender Pressure on PCC and GCC Coated Papers, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Elimination of Misting During High Speed Metered Size Press Coating of Starch Containing Coating Colors with a New Hyper-Branched Polymer, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Elimination of Misting During High Speed Metered Size Press Coating of Starch Containing Coating Colors with a New Hyper-Branched Polymer, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

TOOLS FOR MAXIMIZING YIELD AT LONGVIEW FIBRE: FIBER SUPPLY AND ANTHRAQUIONE, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

TOOLS FOR MAXIMIZING YIELD AT LONGVIEW FIBRE: FIBER SUPPLY AND ANTHRAQUIONE, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

New Polysulfide Pulping Process at Shirakawa and Hachinohe, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

New Polysulfide Pulping Process at Shirakawa and Hachinohe, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Kraft Pulp Yield Basics, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Kraft Pulp Yield Basics, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Extending Delignification withAQ/Polysulfide, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Extending Delignification withAQ/Polysulfide, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

ANTHRAQUINONE -A SIMPLE APPROACH FOR EXTENDED DELIGNIFICATION IN CONVENTIONAL KRAFT PULPING, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

ANTHRAQUINONE -A SIMPLE APPROACH FOR EXTENDED DELIGNIFICATION IN CONVENTIONAL KRAFT PULPING, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Pulp Yield Improvements using Two-stage, Extended Oxygen Delignification, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Pulp Yield Improvements using Two-stage, Extended Oxygen Delignification, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

HIGH-KAPPA PULPING AND EXTENDED OXYGEN DELIGNIFICATION TO INCREASE YIELD, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

HIGH-KAPPA PULPING AND EXTENDED OXYGEN DELIGNIFICATION TO INCREASE YIELD, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

EFFECT OF SULFIDITY AND ANTHRAQUINONE ON MODIFIED BATCH PULPING PROCESSES, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

EFFECT OF SULFIDITY AND ANTHRAQUINONE ON MODIFIED BATCH PULPING PROCESSES, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium