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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Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

Compelling Case for Integrated Biorefineries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Compelling Case for Integrated Biorefineries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

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

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

Reasonable use of recovered paper - Removal of low-grade fiber material of recovered fiber suspensions, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Reasonable use of recovered paper - Removal of low-grade fiber material of recovered fiber suspensions, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

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Biodegradable Polymer Blends and Composites from Renewable Resources

Biodegradable Polymer Blends and Composites from Renewable Resources

Old Town Fuel and Fiber: Diversifying Revenue Streams for Future Viability, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Old Town Fuel and Fiber: Diversifying Revenue Streams for Future Viability, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Technology and Policy Drivers New Technologies for a Sustainable Future, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Technology and Policy Drivers New Technologies for a Sustainable Future, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

VISUALIZATION OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN A SOOTBLOWER JET AND A SUPERHEATER PLATEN, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

VISUALIZATION OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN A SOOTBLOWER JET AND A SUPERHEATER PLATEN, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

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

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

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The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

Novel enzyme accelerant technology impacts production of bio-ethanol from cellulosic waste streams, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Novel enzyme accelerant technology impacts production of bio-ethanol from cellulosic waste streams, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Economic Assessment of DME Production via Black Liquor Gasification Considering Different Future Energy Market Conditions and Mill Steam Balances, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Con

Economic Assessment of DME Production via Black Liquor Gasification Considering Different Future Energy Market Conditions and Mill Steam Balances, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

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Current Conditions in the Corrugated Industry, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Current Conditions in the Corrugated Industry, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Biomass and the Development of High Value Materials and Products: An Economic Perspective, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Biomass and the Development of High Value Materials and Products: An Economic Perspective, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

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Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

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Chemistry of Modern Papermaking

Chemistry of Modern Papermaking

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The Blackwell Handbook of Strategic Management

The Blackwell Handbook of Strategic Management

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Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

Biomass to Biofuels: Strategies for Global Industries

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Get It Together!, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Get It Together!, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

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Introduction to Biofuels

Introduction to Biofuels