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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Thin Film Printed Electronics on Paper Substrates

Thin Film Printed Electronics on Paper Substrates

Using DNA to Prevent Counterfeiting and Product Diversion, 2007 PLACE Conference

Using DNA to Prevent Counterfeiting and Product Diversion, 2007 PLACE Conference

One-Side Clear Active Barrier Packaging for Moisture Sensitive Medical Devices, 2007 PLACE Conference

One-Side Clear Active Barrier Packaging for Moisture Sensitive Medical Devices, 2007 PLACE Conference

Basics of Web Tension Control Summar, 2007 PLACE Conference

Basics of Web Tension Control Summar, 2007 PLACE Conference

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

The Limits of Paper Recycling-An European Approach to Identify and Extend the Limits of Paper Recycling, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

The Limits of Paper Recycling-An European Approach to Identify and Extend the Limits of Paper Recycling, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

New NALFA Laminate Flooring Standards, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

New NALFA Laminate Flooring Standards, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

What We Know (That Just Isnâ??t So) - Myth Busting in Web Handling, 2007 PLACE Conference

What We Know (That Just Isn’t So) - Myth Busting in Web Handling, 2007 PLACE Conference

Advancing the Wood-Based Decorative Surfacing Industry: CPA Initiatives and Industry Challenges, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Advancing the Wood-Based Decorative Surfacing Industry: CPA Initiatives and Industry Challenges, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Backing Technology for Laminate Flooring Applications, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Backing Technology for Laminate Flooring Applications, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

North American Panel Composite: Market Outlook, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

North American Panel Composite: Market Outlook, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Green Building and Energy Conservation, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Green Building and Energy Conservation, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

US and International Standards for High Pressure Decorative Laminate, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

US and International Standards for High Pressure Decorative Laminate, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

BETTING ON BIO-REFINERY AND POSITIONING THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY FOR BIO-REFINERY SUCCESS, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

BETTING ON BIO-REFINERY AND POSITIONING THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY FOR BIO-REFINERY SUCCESS, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Evaluating and Selecting Environmentally Preferable Paper Products, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Evaluating and Selecting Environmentally Preferable Paper Products, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Understanding How Changes in Pressure Vessel Codes May Impact Pressure Vessel Performance, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Understanding How Changes in Pressure Vessel Codes May Impact Pressure Vessel Performance, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Materials for Printed Integrated Circuits, 2007 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Materials for Printed Integrated Circuits, 2007 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Surface Topography Contribution To RFID Tag Efficiency Related To Conductivity, 2007 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Surface Topography Contribution To RFID Tag Efficiency Related To Conductivity, 2007 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Process and Business Data Reconciliation in the Pulp and Paper Industry , 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Process and Business Data Reconciliation in the Pulp and Paper Industry , 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

State of the North American Pulp & Paper Industry, 2007 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

State of the North American Pulp & Paper Industry, 2007 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference