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

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

The Future for Metered Size Press Applications, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

The Future for Metered Size Press Applications, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Assessment of Deinking Chemistry Performance: From Laboratory Flotation Tests to the Simulation of an Industrial Pre-Flotation Line, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Assessment of Deinking Chemistry Performance: From Laboratory Flotation Tests to the Simulation of an Industrial Pre-Flotation Line, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Paper Recycling in Europe, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Paper Recycling in Europe, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Analysis of Ink Elimination in Flotator, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Analysis of Ink Elimination in Flotator, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

The New Techpap NIR Spectroscopy for Recycled Bale Inspection, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

The New Techpap NIR Spectroscopy for Recycled Bale Inspection, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Natural Surfactants for Flotation Deinking in Paper Recycling, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Natural Surfactants for Flotation Deinking in Paper Recycling, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Components Removal in Flotation Deinking, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Components Removal in Flotation Deinking, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Assessment of Methods for the Measurement of Macrostickies in Recycled Pulps, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Assessment of Methods for the Measurement of Macrostickies in Recycled Pulps, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Flotation Column: A Process Unit for Cleaning Up Paper Machine Whitewater Circuits, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Flotation Column: A Process Unit for Cleaning Up Paper Machine Whitewater Circuits, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Paper Recycling in Japan: Achievements & Challenges, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Paper Recycling in Japan: Achievements & Challenges, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

An AFM Study of the Surface Properties of Fiber Upon Progressive Recycling, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

An AFM Study of the Surface Properties of Fiber Upon Progressive Recycling, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

A New Approach to Measurement of Effective Residual Ink Concentration of Deinked Papers, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

A New Approach to Measurement of Effective Residual Ink Concentration of Deinked Papers, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Japanese Waste Paper Trend, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Japanese Waste Paper Trend, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Enzymatic Strength Development in OCC, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Enzymatic Strength Development in OCC, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Laboratory Study to Evaluate Methods for Deinking Water-Based Flexographic Printing ONP, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Laboratory Study to Evaluate Methods for Deinking Water-Based Flexographic Printing ONP, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

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

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