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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Mill Manager Roundtable: SustainabilityMill Manager Roundtable: Sustainability

Mill Manager Roundtable: SustainabilityMill Manager Roundtable: Sustainability

Paper, the Fifth Color, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Paper, the Fifth Color, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Novel Biocide Improves Paper Machine Cleanliness, Efficiency, and Product Quality, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Novel Biocide Improves Paper Machine Cleanliness, Efficiency, and Product Quality, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Keys to Sustainability at Kingsport, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Keys to Sustainability at Kingsport, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Utilizing PM and PdM Techniques to Maximize Paper Machine Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Utilizing PM and PdM Techniques to Maximize Paper Machine Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

EFFECT OF LATEX AND PIGMENT VOLUME CONCENTRATIONS ON SUSPENSION AND CONSOLIDATED PARTICLE PACKING AND COATING STRENGTH, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

EFFECT OF LATEX AND PIGMENT VOLUME CONCENTRATIONS ON SUSPENSION AND CONSOLIDATED PARTICLE PACKING AND COATING STRENGTH, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Sustainability Within Sappi: More Than Fiber and Energy, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Sustainability Within Sappi: More Than Fiber and Energy, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Nanotechnology: A US Forest Service Perspective, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Nanotechnology: A US Forest Service Perspective, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Overview, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference ( POWER POINT)

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Overview, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Carbon Emissions and Energy Consumption Substantially, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference (POWER POINT)

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Carbon Emissions and Energy Consumption Substantially, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Surviving in the Corrugated Industry Downturn-A Corrugator Focus, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Surviving in the Corrugated Industry Downturn-A Corrugator Focus, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Workplace Assessments for Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology: Benefits of a Proactive Approach

Workplace Assessments for Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology: Benefits of a Proactive Approach

Greening the U.S. Army, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Greening the U.S. Army, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

USEPAâ??s Nanotechnology Research Program:Environmental Applications and Implications, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

USEPA’s Nanotechnology Research Program:Environmental Applications and Implications, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Neem (Azadirachta indica) as alternative wood fiber source with environmental advantages & medicinal properties for pulp & paper Industries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Neem (Azadirachta indica) as alternative wood fiber source with environmental advantages & medicinal properties for pulp & paper Industries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Water Accounting in Sustainability Programs, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Water Accounting in Sustainability Programs, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Case Study: Transforming a Semi-Commodity Paper, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

Case Study: Transforming a Semi-Commodity Paper, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

Conference papers
THIN FILM DEPOSITION TECHNIQUES â?¢ STEPS TOWARDS MORE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGES, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

THIN FILM DEPOSITION TECHNIQUES • STEPS TOWARDS MORE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGES, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

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SUNPAP, Scale-Up Nano Particles in Modern Papermaking, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

SUNPAP, Scale-Up Nano Particles in Modern Papermaking, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Reducing Energy Intensity in Papermaking through Energy Efficiency, PaperCon '09 Conference

Reducing Energy Intensity in Papermaking through Energy Efficiency, PaperCon '09 Conference