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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Terry S. Paulson Memorial Scholarship Form

Terry S. Paulson Memorial Scholarship Form

Pilot-Scale Wet Web Surface Treatment of Newsprint, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Pilot-Scale Wet Web Surface Treatment of Newsprint, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Corrugating Defect/Remedy CD-ROM, Sixth Edition

Corrugating Defect/Remedy CD-ROM, Sixth Edition

Manufacture of One-Sided Coated Speciality Papers on the Metered Size Press, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Manufacture of One-Sided Coated Speciality Papers on the Metered Size Press, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Standards
Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor, Test Method T 1216 sp-18

Indices for whiteness, yellowness, brightness, and luminous reflectance factor, Test Method T 1216 sp-18

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Process Control Fundamentals for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Process Control Fundamentals for the Pulp and Paper Industry

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Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Development of the Metering Size Press: A Historical Perspective, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Development of the Metering Size Press: A Historical Perspective, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

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High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

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Retention of Fines and Fillers During Papermaking

Retention of Fines and Fillers During Papermaking

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Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills eBook

Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills eBook

Standards
Moisture sensitivity of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1014 om-10

Moisture sensitivity of fiber glass mats, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1014 om-10

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Paper Machine Quality Control Systems - Volume 1: Measurement Systems and Product Variability

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems - Volume 1: Measurement Systems and Product Variability

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Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

Standards
Light sources for evaluating papers including those containing fluorescent whitening agents, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1212 sp-12

Light sources for evaluating papers including those containing fluorescent whitening agents, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1212 sp-12

Standards
Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1007 sp-10

Sample location for fiber glass mat sheets, TAPPI/ANSI Test Method T 1007 sp-15

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Language of Business, Volume II

Language of Business, Volume II

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Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process

Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process

Manual de Defectos/Remedios en la Corrugacion, Sexta Edicion

Manual de Defectos/Remedios en la Corrugacion, Sexta Edicion

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Paper: An Engineered Stochastic Structure

Paper: An Engineered Stochastic Structure