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
PEERS 2019

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch | 315 Chestnut Street St Louis, MO 63102

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

The Prospect of Raman Spectroscopy as a Gauge for Process Analysis / Process Control in Pulp and Paper Production, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

The Prospect of Raman Spectroscopy as a Gauge for Process Analysis / Process Control in Pulp and Paper Production, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Improving Screen System Operation in a Board Mill, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Improving Screen System Operation in a Board Mill, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effects of Loblolly Pine Tree Age and Wood Properties on Linerboard Grade Pulp Yield and Sheet Properties. Part 1: Effects on Pulp Yield, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effects of Loblolly Pine Tree Age and Wood Properties on Linerboard Grade Pulp Yield and Sheet Properties. Part 1: Effects on Pulp Yield, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Use of Colloidal Gas Aphrons for Separation of Water Based Printing Inks and Impurities from Paper Stock Suspensions, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Use of Colloidal Gas Aphrons for Separation of Water Based Printing Inks and Impurities from Paper Stock Suspensions, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Recovery Process Optimization Continuous development keeps ZPR up to speed, 2011 PEERS Conference

Recovery Process Optimization Continuous development keeps ZPR up to speed, 2011 PEERS Conference

Conference papers
SOOTBLOWING CONTROL BASED ON MEASURED LOCAL FOULING RATE, 20

SOOTBLOWING CONTROL BASED ON MEASURED LOCAL FOULING RATE, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Journal articles
Guest Editorial: TAPPIâ??s 2013 PEERS Conference: Pulp manufacturing highlights, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2014

Guest Editorial: TAPPI’s 2013 PEERS Conference: Pulp manufacturing highlights, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2014

Journal articles
Editorial: Peer-Reviewed Engineering highlights from PEERS 2013, TAPPI JOURNAL August 2014

Editorial: Peer-Reviewed Engineering highlights from PEERS 2013, TAPPI JOURNAL August 2014

Journal articles
Conference review: Recycling sessions at TAPPI PEERS, TAPPI JOURNAL February 2012

Conference review: Recycling sessions at TAPPI PEERS, TAPPI JOURNAL February 2012

Journal articles
Editorial: Advances in Pulp Manufacture: A review of the 2012 PEERS Conference, TAPPI JOURNAL February 2013

Editorial: Advances in Pulp Manufacture: A review of the 2012 PEERS Conference, TAPPI JOURNAL February 2013

Journal articles
Editorial: TJ editorial board members review 2013 PEERS, IBBC and Research Forum on Recycling, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2013

Editorial: TJ editorial board members review 2013 PEERS, IBBC and Research Forum on Recycling, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2013

Journal articles
Guest Editorial: TAPPI Journal showcases the best of PEERS 2012, TAPPI JOURNAL July 2013

Guest Editorial: TAPPI Journal showcases the best of PEERS 2012, TAPPI JOURNAL July 2013

TAPPI News
Networking Opportunities at PEERS 2016

Return to the office with new ideas, new methods and new connections 

TAPPI News
2017 PEERS Conference Features Compelling Program

Every session is designed to address relevant issues challenging mills operators today.

TAPPI News
Mill Innovations Explored at PEERS 2016

Could your mill be more innovative?   Now is your chance to make it happen.


TAPPI News
Expand Your Network While You Learn

Expand your network, increase your knowledge and watch your career grow at our PEERS Conference.

TAPPI News
A Competition for Students and Young Professionals

Cash prizes awarded to the top poster submissions

TAPPI News
Robert Tiede of Sonoco to Keynote PEERS Conference

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Sonoco Products Company, Tiede has led all of Sonoco’s global consumer-related businesses, including Rigid Paper Containers, Flexible Packaging, Plastics and Display and Packaging.