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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Books
How to Write What People Like to Read

How to Write What People Like to Read

Establishing the Techniques to Relate Paper Machine Issues To Colloidal Microstickies, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Establishing the Techniques to Relate Paper Machine Issues To Colloidal Microstickies, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Books
Printing Fundamentals

Printing Fundamentals

ASTM Consensus Standards: The Latest in Packaging Testing, 2010 PLACE Conference

ASTM Consensus Standards: The Latest in Packaging Testing, 2010 PLACE Conference

Books
The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

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

Books
Yankee Dryers: Guidelines for Safety and Condition Assessmen

Yankee Dryers: Guidelines for Safety and Condition Assessment

TAPPI Tissue Properties & Processes

Item Code: ELT-T101

Journal articles
Paper That's Soft On the Eyes, Paper360° August 2009

Paper That’s Soft on the Eyes, Paper360º August 2009

Journal articles
TAPPI JOURNAL Summaries, Paper360° November/December 2010

TAPPI JOURNAL Summaries, Paper360º November/December 2010

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

Books
Results Oriented Reliability & Maintenance Management

Results Oriented Reliability & Maintenance Management

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

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

TAPPI News
6 Reasons You Should Attend Tissue 2017

Tissue 2017 offers attendees many compelling reasons to visit Miami, Florida this October

Causes and Cures of Elevated BOD5 in the Secondary Effluent from a Kraft/NSSC Mill, 1997 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Causes and Cures of Elevated BOD5 in the Secondary Effluent from a Kraft/NSSC Mill, 1997 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Advanced Efficiency Options - Increasing Electricity Generating Potential from Pulp Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Advanced Efficiency Options - Increasing Electricity Generating Potential from Pulp Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Charcterization Of Facial Tissue Softness, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

Charcterization Of Facial Tissue Softness, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Crepe Control Optimization to Improve Production Efficiency and Enhance Handfeel Softness, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Crepe Control Optimization to Improve Production Efficiency and Enhance Handfeel Softness, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Market reports
2007 TAPPI Salary Survey

2007 TAPPI Salary Survey

Tissue Mill Performance of a Brominated Methylethylhydantoin Slimicide, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Tissue Mill Performance of a Brominated Methylethylhydantoin Slimicide, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings