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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Improved Performance Management Through Automated Reporting and Electronic Notification, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Improved Performance Management Through Automated Reporting and Electronic Notification, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Paper Machine Transition Troubleshooting from Stock Blending to the Reel, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Paper Machine Transition Troubleshooting from Stock Blending to the Reel, 2012 PaperCon Conference

IR vs Nuclear Fiber Weight Measurement â?¢ Field Trial Results on Tissue, 2012 PaperCon Conference

IR vs Nuclear Fiber Weight Measurement • Field Trial Results on Tissue, 2012 PaperCon Conference

HYBRID Binder Platform, 2012 PaperCon Conference

HYBRID Binder Platform, 2012 PaperCon Conference

The Effect of Non-woven Base on Press Felt Properties and Dewatering, 2012 PaperCon Conference

The Effect of Non-woven Base on Press Felt Properties and Dewatering, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Development of a Coating to Prevent Oil Migration through Board, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Development of a Coating to Prevent Oil Migration through Board, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Characterizing the drainage resistance of pulp and microfibrillar suspensions using hydrodynamic flow measurements, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Characterizing the drainage resistance of pulp and microfibrillar suspensions using hydrodynamic flow measurements, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Process State Dependent Calculations, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Process State Dependent Calculations, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Paper Industry Challenge: Improving Resourcefulness to Overcome Limited Resources, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Paper Industry Challenge: Improving Resourcefulness to Overcome Limited Resources, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Optimizing Paperboard Pressing-Panel Discussion: Press Optimization Observations, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Optimizing Paperboard Pressing-Panel Discussion: Press Optimization Observations, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Online Analysis of Macrostickies in a Sorted Office Waste Recycling Plant Making Tissue, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Online Analysis of Macrostickies in a Sorted Office Waste Recycling Plant Making Tissue, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

K-C's Strategy for a Sustainable Future, 2012 PEERS Conference

K-C's Strategy for a Sustainable Future, 2012 PEERS Conference

Safe, Practical Solutions for Trim Roll Handling on the Winder Deck, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Safe, Practical Solutions for Trim Roll Handling on the Winder Deck, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Advanced Tissue Fabric Technology, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Advanced Tissue Fabric Technology, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Bleach Load Transmitter: An alternative to a Kappa Analyzer in the Bleach Plant, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Bleach Load Transmitter: An alternative to a Kappa Analyzer in the Bleach Plant, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Smart Pressure and Vacuum Gauges for Vacuum Dewatering Processess, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Smart Pressure and Vacuum Gauges for Vacuum Dewatering Processess, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Evaluating Repulpapility and Recyclability of a Blend of Post-Consumer Quick Service Paper Packaging Material with Specified Fiber Grades at Readily Available Mill Types Utilizing Newly Developed Stan

Evaluating Repulpapility and Recyclability of a Blend of Post-Consumer Quick Service Paper Packaging Material with Specified Fiber Grades at Readily Available Mill Types Utilizing Newly Developed Standards, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A Design-of-experiment-based Tool for Performance and Cost Optimization of Coating Formulations, 2012 PaperCon Conference

A Design-of-experiment-based Tool for Performance and Cost Optimization of Coating Formulations, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Variability of Crepe Frequency in Tissue Paper; Relationship to Basis Weight, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Variability of Crepe Frequency in Tissue Paper; Relationship to Basis Weight, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Hydrogen Peroxide with Caustic in the Absence of Pulp â?¢ Dancing with a Dragon while Bleaching, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Hydrogen Peroxide with Caustic in the Absence of Pulp • Dancing with a Dragon while Bleaching, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference