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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13th European PLACE Conference Proceedings

13th European PLACE Conference Proceedings

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Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (38KB)

Director's corner, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (38KB)

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Nonwovens patents, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

Nonwovens patents, International Nonwovens Journal, September 2001, Vol. 10(3)

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Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (85KB)

Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (85KB)

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Nonwoven's web, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

Nonwoven's web, International Nonwovens Journal, June 2001, Vol. 10(2)

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POD market continues to grow, Solutions!, April 2002, Vol. 85(4) (63KB)

POD market continues to grow, Solutions!, April 2002, Vol. 85(4) (63KB)

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Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

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Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (20KB)

Guest editorial, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2002, Vol. 11(1) (20KB)

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7 new rules for todayâ??s manager, Solutions!, April 2002, Vol. 85(4) (59KB)

7 new rules for today’s manager, Solutions!, April 2002, Vol. 85(4) (59KB)

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The nonwoven web, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

The nonwoven web, International Nonwovens Journal, March 2001, Vol. 10(1)

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Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

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Giving technical presentations to non-technical audiences part 1: five ways to beat stage fright, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (49KB)

Giving technical presentations to non-technical audiences part 1: five ways to beat stage fright, Solutions!, December 2003, Vol. 86(12) (49KB)

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Web monitoring provides payback for Paperboard JonquiÚre, Solutions!, March 2002, Vol. 85(3) (140KB)

Web monitoring provides payback for Paperboard Jonquière, Solutions!, March 2002, Vol. 85(3) (140KB)

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Tissue industry adjusts to new markets, embraces new technology, Solutions!, October 2002, Vol. 85(10) (192KB)

Tissue industry adjusts to new markets, embraces new technology, Solutions!, October 2002, Vol. 85(10) (192KB)

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Rethinking the paper machine: Creativity as a best practice, Solutions!, February 2002, Vol. 85(2) (269KB)

Rethinking the paper machine: Creativity as a best practice, Solutions!, February 2002, Vol. 85(2) (269KB)

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Technology Summit Report: Changing the balance of power, Solutions!, February 2002, Vol. 85(2) (203KB)

Technology Summit Report: Changing the balance of power, Solutions!, February 2002, Vol. 85(2) (203KB)

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Low consistency refining of tmp, Solutions!, December 2002, Vol. 85(12) (585KB)

Low consistency refining of tmp, Solutions!, December 2002, Vol. 85(12) (585KB)

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Keeping your team motivated in an economic downturn, Solutions!, January 2002, Vol. 85(1) (586KB)

Keeping your team motivated in an economic downturn, Solutions!, January 2002, Vol. 85(1) (586KB)

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The transformation tango, Solutions!, January 2002, Vol. 85(1) (209KB)

The transformation tango, Solutions!, January 2002, Vol. 85(1) (209KB)

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Seeking breakthrough technology in fiber use, Solutions!, September 2002, Vol. 85(9) (1228KB)

Seeking breakthrough technology in fiber use, Solutions!, September 2002, Vol. 85(9) (1228KB)