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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Webinars
Improving Sustainability with QCS Life Cycle Management

Since inception, Quality Control Systems (QCS) have played an integral role in the quality and efficiency of the paper industry. However, there are instances when needed capital dollars for upgrades are just not available. Agility is therefore required to sustain the life of the QCS while maintaining or improving profitability.

Webinars
How to Deal with Misleading Environmental Claims Related to Print and Paper

Phil is President and COO of Two Sides U.S., a non-profit that that promotes the responsible use of print and paper, as well as the unique sustainability features of print and paper. Two Sides operates in 12 countries and has over 1,000 members, and is currently a well-known entity in Europe.

Webinars
Sustaining Profit in Tomorrows Green Economy

The global economy will need to go green. What does that really mean? Will old concepts of sustainability endure? Where will forest products fit and who will profit? Join Avrim Lazar as he looks into our future. 

Webinars
BEAM-- A Model to Assess Biomass Energy Availability Transport Options and Delivery Costs

The Energy Information Administration projects that biomass usage in the power sector alone will increase by a factor of five over the next 25 years.

Webinars
Renewing the Renewable Industry Driving Innovation In Forest Products

On this upcoming webinar, you will learn more about Agenda 2020, and its mission to transform the forest products industry through innovation. You will also learn about the technology priorities that can enable the industry’s transformation. Receive an update on important research initiatives, and successes and opportunities in funding them–and learn how to benefit from the Agenda 2020 program.

Webinars
A Comparison of the FSC and SFI Forest Certification Standards

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standards offer two approaches to forest management certificates. 

UV/EB Equipment for Printing & Packaging Applications, 2010 PLACE Conference

UV/EB Equipment for Printing & Packaging Applications, 2010 PLACE Conference

Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental 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

Effects of Chemical Pretreatment on Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Lignocellulose Observed by AFM, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Effects of Chemical Pretreatment on Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Lignocellulose Observed by AFM, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Corrugated and Sustainability, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Corrugated and Sustainability, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Conference papers
10NANO52

Measurement of Interactions at Nanocrystalline Cellulose Surfaces, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Journal articles
A Change Writ Large in History, Paper360º September 2009

A Change Writ Large in History, Paper360º September 2009

Panel 4: Emerging Markets for Nano-Enabled Biomaterials, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechno(1)

Panel 4: Emerging Markets for Nano-Enabled Biomaterials, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Environmental Impacts of Packaging and Packaged Food - Role

Environmental Impacts of Packaging and Packaged Food - Role of Packaging, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

The Influence of PCC Filler on Near-Infrared Scattering, Abs

The Influence of PCC Filler on Near-Infrared Scattering, Absorption and Residual Ink Measurement Error

Journal articles
Setting the record straight, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1998, Vol. 81(7)

Setting the record straight, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1998, Vol. 81(7)

Journal articles
NCASI technical studies of environmental issues affecting fiber supplies, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 2000, Vol. 83(11)

NCASI technical studies of environmental issues affecting fiber supplies, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 2000, Vol. 83(11)

Journal articles
Global warming and climate change: strategic positioning for the pulp and paper industry, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1998, Vol. 81(12)

Global warming and climate change: strategic positioning for the pulp and paper industry, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1998, Vol. 81(12)

Journal articles
Capitalizing on an environmental enterprise, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)

Capitalizing on an environmental enterprise, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1997, Vol. 80(3)