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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World Market Trends, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

World Market Trends, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

The Future for Metered Size Press Applications, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

The Future for Metered Size Press Applications, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Metered Size Press Applications for Printing Grades: Technology and Market Drivers, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Metered Size Press Applications for Printing Grades: Technology and Market Drivers, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Optimizing Work Flow with CMMS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Optimizing Work Flow with CMMS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Printing development trends, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Printing development trends, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Paper Machine Efficiency Surveys, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Paper Machine Efficiency Surveys, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

The Value of Shipping Containers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

The Value of Shipping Containers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

POTLATCH CORPORATION Company Overview, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

POTLATCH CORPORATION Company Overview, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Nanotechnology: A US Forest Service Perspective, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Nanotechnology: A US Forest Service Perspective, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Use of High-Yield Pulps in Freesheets-Current Trends and Issues in Papermaking and Digital Printing, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Use of High-Yield Pulps in Freesheets-Current Trends and Issues in Papermaking and Digital Printing, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Near and Long Term Container Manufacturing Factors Driving Adhesive Economic Opportunities, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Near and Long Term Container Manufacturing Factors Driving Adhesive Economic Opportunities, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Books
Current Conditions in the Corrugated Industry, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Current Conditions in the Corrugated Industry, 2009 Corrugated 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

Utilizing RCA for Process Related Issues, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Utilizing RCA for Process Related Issues, 2008 PAPERCON 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

Changes In Corrugated Board, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Changes In Corrugated Board, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Books
SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

Fundamental Studies Applied for Latest Development in Deinking Flotation Technology, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Fundamental Studies Applied for Latest Development in Deinking Flotation Technology, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference