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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PAPER MACHINE WHITE WATER DE-AERATION AND PURIFICATION IN A SELECTIVE TWO-STAGE FLOTATION ARRANGEMENT, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

PAPER MACHINE WHITE WATER DE-AERATION AND PURIFICATION IN A SELECTIVE TWO-STAGE FLOTATION ARRANGEMENT, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A NOVEL SHEET PREPARATION METHOD FOR INK CONTENT MEASUREMENT IN PAPER RECYCLING, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A NOVEL SHEET PREPARATION METHOD FOR INK CONTENT MEASUREMENT IN PAPER RECYCLING, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Visible Emission Observations - Coming into the Digital Age, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Visible Emission Observations - Coming into the Digital Age, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Studies on the feasibility of the recycled paper and board to be used for food packaging materials in China, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Studies on the feasibility of the recycled paper and board to be used for food packaging materials in China, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Managing Mechanical Integrity of Fixed Equipment with Methods Similar to Those Used to Manage Reliability of Rotating Equipment, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Managing Mechanical Integrity of Fixed Equipment with Methods Similar to Those Used to Manage Reliability of Rotating Equipment, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Oxidative-reductive Modification of Alkaline Pulping of Southern Pine Integrated with Hydrothermal Pre-extraction of Hemicelluloses, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Oxidative-reductive Modification of Alkaline Pulping of Southern Pine Integrated with Hydrothermal Pre-extraction of Hemicelluloses, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effect of Hardwood Lignin Structure on the Kraft Pulping Process, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effect of Hardwood Lignin Structure on the Kraft Pulping Process, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A First Online Analyser for Stickies and Macrocontaminants, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A First Online Analyser for Stickies and Macrocontaminants, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Volatile Organic Compounds in Printed Papers and Measures for Removal in Recovered Paper Processing, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Volatile Organic Compounds in Printed Papers and Measures for Removal in Recovered Paper Processing, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

New Applications for Anaerobic Waste Water TreatmentAn Example from the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

New Applications for Anaerobic Waste Water TreatmentAn Example from the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

CV-jet treatment for process water and flotation rejects in deinking, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

CV-jet treatment for process water and flotation rejects in deinking, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

ChemStone Inc. DYA 500 Polymeric Phosphonate Enhances Digester Yield and Controls Harmful Metals, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

ChemStone Inc. DYA 500 Polymeric Phosphonate Enhances Digester Yield and Controls Harmful Metals, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Mantex-A New Way of Seeing Value and Problems in Organic System, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Mantex-A New Way of Seeing Value and Problems in Organic System, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

GLOBAL SURVEY ON LIME KILN OPERATION, ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL USAGE, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

GLOBAL SURVEY ON LIME KILN OPERATION, ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL USAGE, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Avoiding Loss of Voltage Sensing Runaway for Generator Excitation Systems, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Avoiding Loss of Voltage Sensing Runaway for Generator Excitation Systems, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Gas Hydrate Freeze Concentration of Hemi Caustic Extraction Liquor, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Gas Hydrate Freeze Concentration of Hemi Caustic Extraction Liquor, 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

DEINKABILITY OF INKJET PRINTS: IS IT AN ISSUE?, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

DEINKABILITY OF INKJET PRINTS: IS IT AN ISSUE?, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

ASME Life Cycle Management of Pressure Equipment Integrity, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

ASME Life Cycle Management of Pressure Equipment Integrity, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

DEVELOPMENT OF AN EFFECTIVE HARDWOOD PRETREATMENT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL IN A REPURPOSED KRAFT MILL, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

DEVELOPMENT OF AN EFFECTIVE HARDWOOD PRETREATMENT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ETHANOL IN A REPURPOSED KRAFT MILL, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference