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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TAPPI Magazines 

Books
Editor's Note: An Ideal Raw Material for Pulp and Paper, TAP

Editor's Note: An Ideal Raw Material for Pulp and Paper, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2010

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Editor's Note: Monstrous marvels, TAPPI JOURNAL September 20

Editor's Note: Monstrous marvels, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2010

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Mondi in south africa, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

Mondi in south africa, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

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Retention aids for highspeed paper machines, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

Retention aids for highspeed paper machines, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

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Quality and environmental management system: electronic documentation management, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

Quality and environmental management system: electronic documentation management, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

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Forest products industry partners with government on r&d projects, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

Forest products industry partners with government on r&d projects, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

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An overview of the south african pulp and paper industry, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

An overview of the south african pulp and paper industry, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

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Enhancing Your Food Packaging Safety Procedures - the HACCP Opportunity, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1999, Vol. 83(5)

Enhancing Your Food Packaging Safety Procedures - the HACCP Opportunity, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1999, Vol. 83(5)

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Plotting A Course In The Global Coated Paper Market, Solutions!, April 2006, Vol. 89(4) (416 KB)

Plotting A Course In The Global Coated Paper Market, Solutions!, April 2006, Vol. 89(4) (416 KB)

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Health check: market pulp, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 2000, Vol. 83(11)

Health check: market pulp, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 2000, Vol. 83(11)

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Pitfalls of trading market pulp on the internet, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 2000, Vol. 83(11)

Pitfalls of trading market pulp on the internet, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 2000, Vol. 83(11)

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A guide to developing a best management practices (bmp) plan for spent liquor, part II, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1999, Vol. 82(12)

A guide to developing a best management practices (bmp) plan for spent liquor, part II, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1999, Vol. 82(12)

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Nonwovens division upbeat about industry's future and strategic alliances, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1998, Vol. 81(7)

Nonwovens division upbeat about industry's future and strategic alliances, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1998, Vol. 81(7)

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Chromizing for near-drum corrosion protection, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1999, Vol. 82(9)

Chromizing for near-drum corrosion protection, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1999, Vol. 82(9)

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Life after logging, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

Life after logging, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

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Practical sheeting and packaging methods for soho market, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

Practical sheeting and packaging methods for soho market, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

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Views from the top: ceos offer global perspectives on the pulp and paper industries, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1999, Vol. 82(8)

Views from the top: ceos offer global perspectives on the pulp and paper industries, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1999, Vol. 82(8)

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How will integrated gasification impact kraft pulping and chemical recovery, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1999, Vol. 82(9)

How will integrated gasification impact kraft pulping and chemical recovery, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1999, Vol. 82(9)

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Alkaline filler addition and retention, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1992, Vol. 75(4)

Alkaline filler addition and retention, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1992, Vol. 75(4)