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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Standards
Develop Standards Methods

TAPPI Standards, Technical Information Papers (TIPS) and Useful MethodsAre you interested in reviewing or submitting TAPPI Standards, TIPs or Useful Methods? There are many ways to get involved at various levels of commitment. You

Technical information papers
Develop TIPs

Developing Technical Information Papers (TIPs) How to Submit a Technical Information Paper (TIP) Are you interested in submitting or reviewing a Technical Information Paper (TIP)? Getting started is easy, and which steps you take

Technical information papers
TIPs Schedule

The TIPs listed below are due for an upcoming review in 2019. If you wish to participate in the Working Groups that will review these TIPs or if you would like to request a copy of the drafts in review,

Technical information papers
Screening Symbols, Terminology and Equations, Technical Info

Screening Symbols, Terminology and Equations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0605-04 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Design, monitoring and maintenance guidelines for Yankee dryer bearings TIP 0425-03

Design, monitoring and maintenance guidelines for Yankee dryer bearings TIP 0425-03

Standards
TAPPI Standards, Technical Information Papers, and Useful Methods CD 2019

TAPPI Standards, Technical Information Papers, and Useful Methods CD 2019

Technical information papers
Recovery Boiler Performance Calculation - Short Form - Excel Spreadsheet

Recovery Boiler Performance Calculation - Short Form - Excel Spreadsheet

Conference papers
How the Components of Formation of Fine Paper Affect Printability for Different Printing Processes, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

How the Components of Formation of Fine Paper Affect Printability for Different Printing Processes, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Technical information papers
Predictive Test Methods For Acrylic Thermoset Binders, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Predictive Test Methods For Acrylic Thermoset Binders, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Technical information papers
UNTITLED - [08mc02.pdf]

Energy Efficient Electrical Motor Selection Handbook - Motor Challenge Series

Technical information papers
T 1214 sp-12 Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R8; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k , Test Method T 1214 sp-17

Interrelation of reflectance, R0; reflectivity, R8; TAPPI opacity, C0.89; scattering, s; and absorption, k , Test Method T 1214 sp-17

Technical information papers
Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Technical information papers
Wet pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 845 om-14

Wet pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 845 om-14

Technical information papers
Evaluating glue lap adhesive properties, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-16 (2012)

Evaluating glue lap adhesive properties, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-16 (2012)

Technical information papers
Corrugated Caliper: Why is it so Important?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-04 (2001)

Corrugated Caliper: Why is it so Important?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-04 (2001)

Technical information papers
Kaolin clay pigment index, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-06 (2017)

Kaolin clay pigment index, Technical Information Paper TIP 0106-06 (2017)

Technical information papers
Starch Adhesive Preparation and Distribution Systems: Housekeeping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-06 (2002)

Starch Adhesive Preparation and Distribution Systems: Housekeeping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-06 (2002)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for web conveyance and winding tension levels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0200-01 (2011)

Guidelines for web conveyance and winding tension levels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0200-01 (2011)

Technical information papers
Proper Methods of Measuring Starch Adhesive Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-33 (2006)

Proper Methods of Measuring Starch Adhesive Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-33 (2006)

Technical information papers
Calibration and maintenance of the manually operated micrometer, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-30 (2008)

Calibration and maintenance of the manually operated micrometer, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-30 (2008)