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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Effect of Pre-coat and Substrate Porosity on Conventional Barrier Coatings Performance, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effect of Pre-coat and Substrate Porosity on Conventional Barrier Coatings Performance, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Novel Particle Size Characterization of Coating Pigments: Comparing Acoustic Spectroscopy with Laser Light Scattering and Sedimentation Techniques, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Novel Particle Size Characterization of Coating Pigments: Comparing Acoustic Spectroscopy with Laser Light Scattering and Sedimentation Techniques, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

The Effect of Calcium Carbonate Concentrate Base Resin Melt Index on Linear Low Density Film Properties, 2006 PLACE Conference

The Effect of Calcium Carbonate Concentrate Base Resin Melt Index on Linear Low Density Film Properties, 2006 PLACE Conference

Characterization of Pigment Particle Surfaces by ToF-SIMS, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Pigment Particle Surfaces by ToF-SIMS, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Dynamics of Films and Droplets Spreading on Porous Substrates, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Dynamics of Films and Films and Droplets Spreading on Porous Substrates, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Corrosion Monitoring of Recovery Boiler Tubes at Irving Pulp and Paper, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Corrosion Monitoring of Recovery Boiler Tubes at Irving Pulp and Paper, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Kenaf CMP Pulp; An Alternative Potential to Supplement Wood Shortages for Making Newsprint, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Kenaf CMP Pulp; An Alternative Potential to Supplement Wood Shortages for Making Newsprint, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Rapid At-line and On-line Determination of Pulp Mill Process Variables, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Rapid At-line and On-line Determination of Pulp Mill Process Variables, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Differences in Juvenile Pinus taeda (Loblolly Pine) Grown in Santa Catarina, Brazil and the Southern United States, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Differences in Juvenile Pinus taeda (Loblolly Pine) Grown in Santa Catarina, Brazil and the Southern United States, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Impact of Cellulase Enzymes on the Physical Characteristics of Softwood Kraft Fiber, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Impact of Cellulase Enzymes on the Physical Characteristics of Softwood Kraft Fiber, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Superheater corrosion at Temperatures Below Deposit First Melting Temperature, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Superheater corrosion at Temperatures Below Deposit First Melting Temperature, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Experiences in Field Assessment of Kraft Pulp Yield in Plantation Eucalypts, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Experiences in Field Assessment of Kraft Pulp Yield in Plantation Eucalypts, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Sources of Variability in Testing Absorptive Rate of Tissue Paper, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Sources of Variability in Testing Absorptive Rate of Tissue Paper, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

New High Power Recovery Boiler with Improved Operational Safety Features, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

New High Power Recovery Boiler with Improved Operational Safety Features, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Technical information papers
Density of Aqueous Sodium Sulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-18 (2002)

Density of Aqueous Sodium Sulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-18 (2002)

Technical information papers
Density of Aqueous Sodium Bicarbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-13 (2002)

Density of Aqueous Sodium Bicarbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-13 (2002)

Technical information papers
Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide in Magnesium Bisulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-09 (2002)

Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide in Magnesium Bisulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-09 (2002)

Technical information papers
Specific Gravity of Sodium Chloride Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-10 (2002)

Specific Gravity of Sodium Chloride Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-10 (2002)

Technical information papers
Viscosity of Sodium Hydroxide Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-11 (2002)

Viscosity of Sodium Hydroxide Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-11 (2002)

Technical information papers
Specific Heat of Caustic Soda Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-07 (2006)

Specific Heat of Caustic Soda Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-07 (2006)