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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Basics of Web Tension Control Summar, 2007 PLACE Conference

Basics of Web Tension Control Summar, 2007 PLACE Conference

Control of Dispersed Polymer Domain Size Formation in Melt Processing, 2007 PLACE Conference

Control of Dispersed Polymer Domain Size Formation in Melt Processing, 2007 PLACE Conference

New Transparent High-Barrier Film for Advanced Retort Applications, 2007 PLACE Conference

New Transparent High-Barrier Film for Advanced Retort Applications, 2007 PLACE Conference

Forest Products Industry Environmental Performance, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Environmental Performance, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Installation of a Fully Noncontact Stiffness Sensor on Machine to Measure the Stiffness Properties of Paper On-Line, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Installation of a Fully Noncontact Stiffness Sensor on Machine to Measure the Stiffness Properties of Paper On-Line, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Energy Challenges and Approaches for Solutions, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Energy Challenges and Approaches for Solutions, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Barrier Coatings of Bio Films, 2007 PLACE Conference

Barrier Coatings of Bio Films, 2007 PLACE Conference

Plate Gap Estimation based on Physical Refining Measurements, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Plate Gap Estimation based on Physical Refining Measurements, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Guided Tour ~ Implementing the Forest Biorefinery (FBR) at a Pulp and Paper Mill, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Guided Tour ~ Implementing the Forest Biorefinery (FBR) at a Pulp and Paper Mill, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Purpose-Grown Trees as an Economical, Sustainable, Renewable Energy Source for Bioenergy, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Purpose-Grown Trees as an Economical, Sustainable, Renewable Energy Source for Bioenergy, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

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Paper Science and Paper Manufacture

Paper Science and Paper Manufacture

Superior Tools for Adjustable Screening Process, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Superior Tools for Adjustable Screening Process, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

General Overview of Overt & Covert Security features for Brand Protection in Inks and Coatings, 2007 PLACE Conference

General Overview of Overt & Covert Security features for Brand Protection in Inks and Coatings, 2007 PLACE Conference

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

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

Paper coating analysis by confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Paper coating analysis by confocal Raman spectroscopy, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Mixed Brazilian Eucalyptus and Pinus Species - Bleaching Evaluation, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Mixed Brazilian Eucalyptus and Pinus Species - Bleaching Evaluation, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

CURRENT STATUS OF ALTERNATIVE FUEL USE IN LIME KILNS, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

CURRENT STATUS OF ALTERNATIVE FUEL USE IN LIME KILNS, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Determination of the permeability parameters of bagasse pulp from two different sugar extraction methods, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Determination of the permeability parameters of bagasse pulp from two different sugar extraction methods, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Turning Forest Product Wastes Into Fuel, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Turning Forest Product Wastes Into Fuel, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Mill Examples of Process Troubleshooting Through QCS Service, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Mill Examples of Process Troubleshooting Through QCS Service, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference