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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Laser Engraved Ceramic Anilox Roller Surface Options: How to Save on Maintenance Costs, 2003 Corrugated Container Conference

Laser Engraved Ceramic Anilox Roller Surface Options: How to Save on Maintenance Costs, 2003 Corrugated Container Conference

Running Lighter Weights, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Running Lighter Weights, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Mill Manager Roundtable: SustainabilityMill Manager Roundtable: Sustainability

Mill Manager Roundtable: SustainabilityMill Manager Roundtable: Sustainability

Understanding and Addressing Varnish in Paper Machine Systems, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Understanding and Addressing Varnish in Paper Machine Systems, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Maintenance Outsourcing in the Paper IndustryMaintenance Outsourcing in the Paper Industry

Maintenance Outsourcing in the Paper IndustryMaintenance Outsourcing in the Paper Industry

Characteristics of High Yield Pulp (HYP) and Their Effects on the Wet-end Chemistry of the Papermaking Process, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Characteristics of High Yield Pulp (HYP) and Their Effects on the Wet-end Chemistry of the Papermaking Process, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

PAPER MACHINE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT THROUGH MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS OF HISTORICAL DATA, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

PAPER MACHINE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT THROUGH MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS OF HISTORICAL DATA, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

The partnership organization, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

The partnership organization, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Improve Paper Machine Efficiency Through Improved Roll Reliability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Improve Paper Machine Efficiency Through Improved Roll Reliability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Utilizing PM and PdM Techniques to Maximize Paper Machine Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Utilizing PM and PdM Techniques to Maximize Paper Machine Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Vacuum Systems and Vacuum Dewatering Issues, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Vacuum Systems and Vacuum Dewatering Issues, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Sustainability Within Sappi: More Than Fiber and Energy, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Sustainability Within Sappi: More Than Fiber and Energy, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Troubleshooting Problems in Rotary Diecutting, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Troubleshooting Problems in Rotary Diecutting, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Troubleshooting Single Facers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Troubleshooting Single Facers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Microbes in the Papermachine Environment, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Microbes in the Papermachine Environment, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Management of Paper Mill Sludges, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Management of Paper Mill Sludges, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Donâ??â??t Blame Reduce Errors, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Don’’t Blame Reduce Errors, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

FACTORS AFFECTING PAPERâ??S APPEARANCE, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

FACTORS AFFECTING PAPER’S APPEARANCE, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Mill Manager Roundtable: Reliability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Mill Manager Roundtable: Reliability, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Optimizing Work Flow with CMMS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Optimizing Work Flow with CMMS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference