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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Post-bleaching Response of Pulps Deinked Using an Alkaline Fatty Acid Soap or Reduced Alkaline Surfactant Blend Chemistry, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

Post-bleaching Response of Pulps Deinked Using an Alkaline Fatty Acid Soap or Reduced Alkaline Surfactant Blend Chemistry, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

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SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

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Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

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Keynote Presentation: NCC: The Revolution, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Keynote Presentation: NCC: The Revolution, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

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5,5-Dimethylhydantoin (DMH) a Highly Effective, Halogen Stabilizer for Wet End Applications, PaperCon '09 Conference

5,5-Dimethylhydantoin (DMH) a Highly Effective, Halogen Stabilizer for Wet End Applications, PaperCon '09 Conference

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Heat Sealing Technology and Engineering for Packaging

Heat Sealing Technology and Engineering for Packaging

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Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

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Lignin & Lignans Advances in Chemistry

Lignin & Lignans Advances in Chemistry

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Introduction to Biofuels

Introduction to Biofuels

Conference papers
National Nanotechnology Initiative:A Strategic Vision for Responsible Technological Development, 2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

National Nanotechnology Initiative:A Strategic Vision for Responsible Technological Development, 2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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Specialty Paper: Keys to Success, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

Specialty Paper: Keys to Success, 2009 Specialty Papers Conference

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Optimizing Operation to Increase Recovery Boiler Production Throughput, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Optimizing Operation to Increase Recovery Boiler Production Throughput, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

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The Integrated Knowledge of Producing an ASME Certified Dryer Cylinder---A real case study, PaperCon 2010 Conference

The Integrated Knowledge of Producing an ASME Certified Dryer Cylinder---A real case study, PaperCon 2010 Conference

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Top layer coatability on barrier coatings, 2011 PaperCon Conference

Top layer coatability on barrier coatings, 2011 PaperCon Conference

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Web Machine Buying Guide - Designing For, Installing and Maintaining Web Equipment

Web Machine Buying Guide - Designing For, Installing and Maintaining Web Equipment

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The 360° Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

The 360° Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

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Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (3rd Edition)

Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (3rd Edition)

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Binder DepletionDuring the Coating Process and its Influence on Coating Strength, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Binder DepletionDuring the Coating Process and its Influence on Coating Strength, 2012 PaperCon Conference

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Handbook of Paper & Paperboard Packaging Technology, 2nd Ed.

Handbook of Paper & Paperboard Packaging Technology, 2nd Ed.

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Novel Technology for Removal of Sulfides From Condensate, 1999 Engineerging Conference Proceedings

Novel Technology for Removal of Sulfides From Condensate, 1999 Engineerging Conference Proceedings