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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Reducing Variability in Maintenance Workload, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reducing Variability in Maintenance Workload, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Design for Maintainability, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Design for Maintainability, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

The Theory and Practiceof Extruder System Purging, 2007 PLACE Conference

The Theory and Practiceof Extruder System Purging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Tracking KPI's Across Plants, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Tracking KPI's Across Plants, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

PSD Regulatory Update Training, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

PSD Regulatory Update Training, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods - A Comparative Study, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods - A Comparative Study, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Flash or Foul, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Flash or Foul, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Update of the American Forest & Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Update of the American Forest & Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Potential for Improved Paper Quality and Machine Run-Ability through Machine Cleanliness, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Potential for Improved Paper Quality and Machine Run-Ability through Machine Cleanliness, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Reliability and Maintenance-The Partnership Between Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability and Maintenance-The Partnership Between Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability Education-Building Your Bench Strength, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability Education-Building Your Bench Strength, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Competing in a Global Marketplace-Implementing an Asset Management Strategy to Drive Reliability, 2006 PLACE Conference

Competing in a Gloval Marketplace-Implementing an Asset Management Strategy to Drive Reliability, 2006 PLACE Conference

Mill Information System Uses Dynamic Data Reconciliation for Accurate Energy Accounting , 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Mill Information System Uses Dynamic Data Reconciliation for Accurate Energy Accounting , 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Reliability Centered Knowledge, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Reliability Centered Knowledge, 2007 TAPPI Papermakers and PIMA International Leadership Conference

Beyond RCM, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Beyond RCM, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

A Roadmap for Reliability Excellence, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

A Roadmap for Reliability Excellence, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Maintenance Roundtable, 2006 TAPPI Papermaker's Conference

Maintenance Roundtable, 2006 TAPPI Papermaker's Conference

The Partnership Organization, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Partnership Organization, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Bill Babbington Maintenance Roundtable, 2005 Papermakers Conference

Investigation and Analysis of the Causes of Recovery Boiler Economizer Failures, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Investigation and Analysis of the Causes of Recovery Boiler Economizer Failures, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference