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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Metering Size Press Drying and Web Handling Systems, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Metering Size Press Drying and Web Handling Systems, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

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How to Write What People Like to Read

How to Write What People Like to Read

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Finishing - Papermaking Part 3

Papermaking Part 3, Finishing

Establishing the Techniques to Relate Paper Machine Issues To Colloidal Microstickies, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Establishing the Techniques to Relate Paper Machine Issues To Colloidal Microstickies, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

The Correlation Between Coating Penetration and Coating Properties, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

The Correlation Between Coating Penetration and Coating Properties, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Parameters Affecting Coating Color Impact on the Travelling Sheet, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Parameters Affecting Coating Color Impact on the Travelling Sheet, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Impregnating Equipment and Methods, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Impregnating Equipment and Methods, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Application of Imaging Reflectometry To Studies of Print Mottle on Commercially Printed Coated Papers, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Application of Imaging Reflectometry To Studies of Print Mottle on Commercially Printed Coated Papers, 2006 Coating & Graphic Arts Conference

Decor Paper World Market for With Focu on Lamiante Flooring, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Lamiantes Sympoisum

Decor Paper World Market for With Focu on Lamiante Flooring, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Lamiantes Sympoisum

The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape on the In-plane Tensile Strength Properties ofKaolin-based Coating Layers, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape on the In-plane Tensile Strength Properties ofKaolin-based Coating Layers, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

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Printing Fundamentals

Printing Fundamentals

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NCSU Financial & Strategic Analysis Workshop for Pulp and Paper

A strategic and financial workshop tailored to the pulp and paper industry. October 16-18, 2018 at NC State University, Raleigh, NC

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Advanced Paper Making: Additives - May 30-31

Learn about the potential of additives in papermaking - where they are introduced in the process, potential interactions, and the relationship between additives and enhanced performance.

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Hands-On Paper Making Course - September 2019

Learn papermaking basics and operate the a Fourdrinier pilot paper machine guided by University of Wisconsin experts!

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Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101 Course

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of corona and plasma treatment, and what treatment system adjustments can be made to improve surface treatment and adhesion outcomes. Combining formal classroom training and hands-on experience, attendees will learn how to apply the latest surface treatment technologies to improve adhesion and product performance.

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Coating and Lamination in Packaging Applications - July 2019

Learn coating and lamination fundamentals and apply your knowledge in operations and quality control.

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Advanced Paper Making: Formation - May 2019

Learn from Dr. Gerry Ring at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and by hands-on work using the university's Fourdrinier pilot paper machine about paper formation and how it affects numerous other paper qualities, as well as how paper can be manipulated and improved.

Paper Board

The Paper and Board Industry focuses on the process of manufacturing paper and paperboard including all unit operations from the high-density pulp storage chest to the winder.  

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Paper Machine Operations Course

This introductory course is designed to help you build confidence and knowledge of overall paper machine operations. Gain an understanding of the mechanical components and operations of the paper machine that affect the structure and quality of paper, learn to identify design and operation features, and discover methods to improve paper machine efficiency and product quality.

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Advanced Paper Making: Formation - Oct 2019

Learn from Dr. Gerry Ring at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and by hands-on work using the university's Fourdrinier pilot paper machine about paper formation and how it affects numerous other paper qualities, as well as how paper can be manipulated and improved.