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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Improving Supply Chain Dynamics in the Corrugator Sector, 2003 Corrugated Containers Conference

Improving Supply Chain Dynamics in the Corrugator Sector, 2003 Corrugated Containers Conference

Keynote Address, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Keynote Address, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

EMERGING AND UNDER UTILIZED TECHNOLOGIES TO INCREASE KRAFT MILL PRODUCTION, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

EMERGING AND UNDER UTILIZED TECHNOLOGIES TO INCREASE KRAFT MILL PRODUCTION, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

POTLATCH CORPORATION Company Overview, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

POTLATCH CORPORATION Company Overview, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Application of Enzymatic Technologies for Improving Product Quality, Mill Efficiency and Production Cost Savings, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Application of Enzymatic Technologies for Improving Product Quality, Mill Efficiency and Production Cost Savings, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Advances in Digital Printing Panel Discussion, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Advances in Digital Printing Panel Discussion, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Paper Machine Efficiency Surveys, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Paper Machine Efficiency Surveys, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Printing development trends, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Printing development trends, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

OSHA Issues Review for Corrugated Box Plants, 2009 Corrugated Conference

OSHA Issues Review for Corrugated Box Plants, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Nanotechnology: A US Forest Service Perspective, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Nanotechnology: A US Forest Service Perspective, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Changes In Corrugated Board, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Changes In Corrugated Board, 2009 Corrugated Conference

How New Developments and Technologies Will Affect the Box Plants, 2009 Corrugated Conference

How New Developments and Technologies Will Affect the Box Plants, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Surviving in the Corrugated Industry Downturn-A Corrugator Focus, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Surviving in the Corrugated Industry Downturn-A Corrugator Focus, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Workplace Assessments for Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology: Benefits of a Proactive Approach

Workplace Assessments for Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology: Benefits of a Proactive Approach

Greening the U.S. Army, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Greening the U.S. Army, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Biofilms in food handling and processing, 2008 PLACE Conference

Biofilms in food handling and processing, 2008 PLACE Conference

MACHINE AUDIT PLAN TO PROVIDE FOR BIO-RESIN CAPABILITY, 2008 PLACE Conference

MACHINE AUDIT PLAN TO PROVIDE FOR BIO-RESIN CAPABILITY, 2008 PLACE Conference

Comparison Between North American and Imported Sheet Fed Offset Printing Papers, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Comparison Between North American and Imported Sheet Fed Offset Printing Papers, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Utilizing RCA for Process Related Issues, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Utilizing RCA for Process Related Issues, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Books
SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing