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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Events
PaperCon 2016 Conference Proceedings

All Full Conference registered attendees have access to the PaperCon proceedings which include handouts and audio recordings of all released sessions.

Webinars
Chemical Cleaning Guide for Press Fabrics: TAPPI TIP 0404-65

This webinar is brought to you by the Paper & Board Division's Papermaking Technology and Operations Committee. 

 

Webinars
Low Consistency Refining System Optimization: Module 1

This webinar is brought to you by the Paper & Board Division's Papermaking Technology and Operations Committee. 

 

SETTING RATES OF OIL-RESIN SYSTEMS, PaperCon 2010 Conference

SETTING RATES OF OIL-RESIN SYSTEMS, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Drainage pressure oscillations during roll forming, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Drainage pressure oscillations during roll forming, PaperCon 2010 Conference

THE PHOTOCATALYTIC PAPER WITH COATING FORMULATIONS OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE AND NATURAL ZEOLITE, PaperCon 2010 Conference

THE PHOTOCATALYTIC PAPER WITH COATING FORMULATIONS OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE AND NATURAL ZEOLITE, PaperCon 2010 Conference

The Leader in Safe and Dependable Rail and Freight Car Door Openers, PaperCon 2010 Conference

The Leader in Safe and Dependable Rail and Freight Car Door Openers, PaperCon 2010 Conference

School Without Walls - ON-LINE PULP AND PAPER TRAINING SOLUTIONS, PaperCon 2010 Conference

School Without Walls - ON-LINE PULP AND PAPER TRAINING SOLUTIONS, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Efficiency Increasing Solutions, PaperCon '09 Conference

Efficiency Increasing Solutions, PaperCon '09 Conference

Recent Advancements in Vinyl Acetate Ethylene Copolymers (VAE) for Use in Paperboard and Paper Coating, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Recent Advancements in Vinyl Acetate Ethylene Copolymers (VAE) for Use in Paperboard and Paper Coating, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Fiber Substitution, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Fiber Substitution, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Monitoring and Controlling Stickies, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Monitoring and Controlling Stickies, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Reducing Variability in the Press Section, PaperCon '09 Conference

Reducing Variability in the Press Section, PaperCon '09 Conference

Modified Calcium Carbonates for Blade Applied Inkjet Papers, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Modified Calcium Carbonates for Blade Applied Inkjet Papers, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Measurement of Structural Properties of Coated Paper by X-Ray Microtomography, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Measurement of Structural Properties of Coated Paper by X-Ray Microtomography, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

CONTINUOUS NIP MONITORING, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

CONTINUOUS NIP MONITORING, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Anaerobes: What you canâ??t see can hurt your companyâ??s products (and you), PaperCon '09 Conference

Anaerobes: What you can’t see can hurt your company’s products (and you), PaperCon '09 Conference

Refiner System Monitoring and Control Strategies, PaperCon '09 Conference

Refiner System Monitoring and Control Strategies, PaperCon '09 Conference

The Greening of Papermaking: Environmental & Economic Payback, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

The Greening of Papermaking: Environmental & Economic Payback, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

ENTER METAL BELT CALENDERS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

ENTER METAL BELT CALENDERS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference