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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Effect of Flotation Deinked Recycled Fibre on Newsprint Printability, 1990 International Printing & Graphic Arts Conference Proceedings

Effect of Flotation Deinked Recycled Fibre on Newsprint Printability, 1990 International Printing & Graphic Arts Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Geotextile Trends and Developments, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Geotextile Trends and Developments, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Studies on Peroxide Addition in Extraction Stage (CEph) on Optical Properties of Bamboo Pulp, 1990 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Studies on Peroxide Addition in Extraction Stage (CEph) on Optical Properties of Bamboo Pulp, 1990 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Improved Wet Bulk Storage of Bagasse for Newsprint Pulp Production - Part I, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Improved Wet Bulk Storage of Bagasse for Newsprint Pulp Production - Part I, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Developments in Handling Sugar Cane Bagasse for Newsprint Production, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Developments in Handling Sugar Cane Bagasse for Newsprint Production, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Books
Handbook of Paper & Paperboard Packaging Technology, 2nd Ed.

Handbook of Paper & Paperboard Packaging Technology, 2nd Ed.

Journal articles
Top layer coatability on barrier coatings, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Top layer coatability on barrier coatings, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Journal articles
Binder DepletionDuring the Coating Process and its Influence on Coating Strength, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Binder DepletionDuring the Coating Process and its Influence on Coating Strength, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Books
The 360° Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

The 360° Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

Journal articles
Evolution of Paper Machine Performance Evaluations, PaperCon 2013

Evolution of Paper Machine Performance Evaluations, PaperCon 2013

Journal articles
Lesson Leanred: TAPPI Biorefinery Design Course, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Lesson Leanred: TAPPI Biorefinery Design Course, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

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Environmental Issues for Corrugated Containers Plants, 1991 Environmental Conference

Environmental Issues for Corrugated Containers Plants, 1991 Environmental Conference

Conference papers
Advanced Coating 2008 Conference Proceedings Book

Advanced Coating 2008 Conference Proceedings Book

Journal articles
Global Branding but Regional Boxmaking, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Global Branding but Regional Boxmaking, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

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Changing the Status Quo: "The New Look of IT in Manufacturing", PaperCon 2014

Changing the Status Quo: "The New Look of IT in Manufacturing", PaperCon 2014

Books
Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (3rd Edition)

Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (3rd Edition)

Journal articles
Biomass Availability, Costs, and Market Developments in the US South, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biomass Availability, Costs, and Market Developments in the US South, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

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Novel Approach for Producing Glossy Photgraphic-Quality Ink Jet Paper, 2002 Coating Conference Proceedings

Novel Approach for Producing Glossy Photgraphic-Quality Ink Jet Paper, 2002 Coating Conference Proceedings

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The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Books
Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes