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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Rheology and Extrusion of Low-Grade Paper and Sludge, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Rheology and Extrusion of Low-Grade Paper and Sludge, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Closed-Mill Delignification by Design Using Polyoxometalates, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Closed-Mill Delignification by Design Using Polyoxometalates, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Fundamentals of Flame Plasma Surface Treating, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Fundamentals of Flame Plasma Surface Treating, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Biotechnology: Working with Nature to Improve Forest Resources and Products, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Biotechnology: Working with Nature to Improve Forest Resources and Products, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Ecodesign of Paper and Board Products, a Key Issue for Producing High Quality Recycled Pulp, 2003 Fall Technical Conference

Ecodesign of Paper and Board Products, a Key Issue for Producing High Quality Recycled Pulp, 2003 Fall Technical Conference

Secondary Clarifier Baffling Exceeds Performance Expectations, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Secondary Clarifier Baffling Exceeds Performance Expectations, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Millwide Waste Minimization Through Source Monitoring and Removal, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Millwide Waste Minimization Through Source Monitoring and Removal, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

New Solutions in Coextrusion, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

New Solutions in Coextrusion, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Quantitative Risk Assessment: A Useful Management Tool for Minimizing Risk, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Quantitative Risk Assessment: A Useful Management Tool for Minimizing Risk, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Assessment and Management of Historical Pulp Mill Releases to a Marine Embayment - How Toxic are the Sediments and What Makes Them Toxic?, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Assessment and Management of Historical Pulp Mill Releases to a Marine Embayment - How Toxic are the Sediments and What Makes Them Toxic?, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Topcoats for Foils, 1993 European Plastic Laminates Forum Proceedings

Topcoats for Foils, 1993 European Plastic Laminates Forum Proceedings

Paper Mill Sludge: The Ultimate Recycling Challenge, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Paper Mill Sludge: The Ultimate Recycling Challenge, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Wood Production from Ecosystem Management Activities in the Western United States: Contributions from the USDA Forest Service PNW Research Station, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Wood Production from Ecosystem Management Activities in the Western United States: Contributions from the USDA Forest Service PNW Research Station, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Evaluation of Bleach Plant Partial Closure, Part Two: A North American ECF Kraft Mill with Oxygen Delignification, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Evaluation of Bleach Plant Partial Closure, Part Two: A North American ECF Kraft Mill with Oxygen Delignification, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Watershed Modeling Approaches Using EPA's Basins Modeling Tool - Why I Should Care at My Facility, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Watershed Modeling Approaches Using EPA's Basins Modeling Tool - Why I Should Care at My Facility, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Corona, Ozone, and Flame Treaters for Extrusion Coating Lines, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Corona, Ozone, and Flame Treaters for Extrusion Coating Lines, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

Reuse of Wastewater Streams in the P & P Industry Using a Physico-Chemical Treatment Process, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Reuse of Wastewater Streams in the P & P Industry Using a Physico-Chemical Treatment Process, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2009 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2009 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

Evaluation of Groundwater Results from a Solid Waste Landfill, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Evaluation of Groundwater Results from a Solid Waste Landfill, 1999 Environmental Conference Proceedings