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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Technical information papers
Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)

Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)

Technical information papers
Inspection guidelines for Yankee hood systems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-02 (2013)

Inspection guidelines for Yankee hood systems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-02 (2013)

Books
Drying - Papermaking Part 2

Papermaking Part 2, Drying

Books
Pulp and Paper Testing

Pulp and Paper Testing

Innovative technology for premium tissue productionInnovative technology for premium tissue production

Innovative technology for premium tissue productionInnovative technology for premium tissue production

Quantifying Paper Machine Transition Performance, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Quantifying Paper Machine Transition Performance, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Books
Paper Recycling Vol. IV, Process Control & Mensuration

Paper Recycling Vol. IV, Process Control & Mensuration

Effect of Coating Pigment Choice on Printed Color Gamut, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Effect of Coating Pigment Choice on Printed Color Gamut, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Application of a Steel Yankee in Tissue Machines, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Application of a Steel Yankee in Tissue Machines, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Books
Recent Advances in Paper Recycling - Stickies

Recent Advances in Paper Recycling - Stickies

Books
Condition Monitoring Standards, Volume 2

Condition Monitoring Standards, Volume 2

Books
CSR Strategies: Corporate Social Responsibility for a Competitive Edge in Emerging Markets

CSR Strategies: Corporate Social Responsibility for a Competitive Edge in Emerging Markets

Evaluation and control of microstickies deposition using QCM technique, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Evaluation and control of microstickies deposition using QCM technique, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Combining Stickies Monitoring and Control in Recycling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Combining Stickies Monitoring and Control in Recycling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Influence of Fatty Acid Content and Colloidal Organics on COF and Crepe Wrinkling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Influence of Fatty Acid Content and Colloidal Organics on COF and Crepe Wrinkling, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Books
Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success

Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success

Image Analysis to Quantify Crepe Structure Introducing Nalcoâ??s Crepe Analysis Tool Box -NCAT-, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Image Analysis to Quantify Crepe Structure Introducing Nalco’s Crepe Analysis Tool Box -NCAT-, PaperCon 2010 Conference

L&W Introduce a New Fast On-Line Pulp Quality Testing with Laboratory Precision for Reduced Variability, PaperCon '09 Conference

L&W Introduce a New Fast On-Line Pulp Quality Testing with Laboratory Precision for Reduced Variability, PaperCon '09 Conference

Multivariable CD Control of a Large Linerboard Machine Utilizing Multiple Multivariable MPC Controllers, PaperCon '09 Conference

Multivariable CD Control of a Large Linerboard Machine Utilizing Multiple Multivariable MPC Controllers, PaperCon '09 Conference

Multivariable Control and Energy Optimization of Tissue Machines, PaperCon '09 Conference

Multivariable Control and Energy Optimization of Tissue Machines, PaperCon '09 Conference