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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Journal articles
89APR65

New machine or rebuild?, TAPPI JOURNAL April 1989

Journal articles
89APR59

Alkaline papermaking experience at Simpson Plainwell Paper Co., TAPPI JOURNAL April 1989

Journal articles
89APR71

A novel approach to optimizing sheet formation on the fourdrinier - Part 1: vibrating the forming fabric vertically at or near its resonant frequency , TAPPI JOURNAL April 1989

Journal articles
89APR81

Predicting the potential print quality of newsprint, TAPPI JOURNAL April 1989

Fast Elasticity Properties of Paper Web, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Fast Elasticity Properties of Paper Web, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Cationic Dispersed Rosin Size - Field Trials and Successes, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Cationic Dispersed Rosin Size - Field Trials and Successes, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Thick Stock Screening, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Thick Stock Screening, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Optical Brighteners in Fine Papers, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Optical Brighteners in Fine Papers, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Initial Development of an Improved Water Retention Value Test and its Application to the Investigation of Water Removal Potential, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Initial Development of an Improved Water Retention Value Test and its Application to the Investigation of Water Removal Potential, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Increasing Paper Making Efficiency: Four Steps to Process Chemistry Optimization, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Increasing Paper Making Efficiency: Four Steps to Process Chemistry Optimization, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Synthetic Binders for Coated Papers, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Synthetic Binders for Coated Papers, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Filler Retention - Recent Challenges and Possible Solutions, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Filler Retention - Recent Challenges and Possible Solutions, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Sizing and Ink Jet Printing of European Multi-Purpose Office Paper, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Sizing and Ink Jet Printing of European Multi-Purpose Office Paper, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Clathrate Hydrates for Second Generation Freeze Concentration Applicaiton in Paper Industry, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

New Clathrate Hydrates for Second Generation Freeze Concentration Applicaiton in Paper Industry, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Conserving Money in a Down Market with New Wet Waste Dewatering Technology, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Conserving Money in a Down Market with New Wet Waste Dewatering Technology, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Mechanical Properties of Information Papers: The Effect of Softwod Kraft Pulp, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Mechanical Properties of Information Papers: The Effect of Softwod Kraft Pulp, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of Fines Level and Compressibility on Filtration Resistance of Fibrous Suspensions, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effect of Fines Level and Compressibility on Filtration Resistance of Fibrous Suspensions, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Chemical Additives - Functionally Essential and Ecologically Beneficial, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Chemical Additives - Functionally Essential and Ecologically Beneficial, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

St. Mary's Roll Wrapping Solution, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

St. Mary's Roll Wrapping Solution, 1999 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effective use of FTIR Spectoscopy in Troubleshooting Spot & Deposit Problems, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings

Effective use of FTIR Spectoscopy in Troubleshooting Spot & Deposit Problems, 1997 Papermakers Conference Proceedings