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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Technical information papers
Material safety data sheets - what to look for, how to understand them, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-38 (2011)

Material safety data sheets - what to look for, how to understand them, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-38 (2011)

Books
Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Supply Chain Best Practices for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Books
Elemental Chlorine Free Bleaching: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

Elemental Chlorine Free Bleaching: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

Books
The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover

The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover

Books
World of Market Pulp CD-ROM

World of Market Pulp CD-ROM

Books
SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Carbon Emissions and Energy Consumption Substantially, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference (POWER POINT)

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Carbon Emissions and Energy Consumption Substantially, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Changing Role of TAPPI in the Development of Standards for the Global Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Changing Role of TAPPI in the Development of Standards for the Global Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Converter Spotlight-Improving Converter / Supplier Relations, 2008 PLACE Conference

Converter Spotlight-Improving Converter / Supplier Relations, 2008 PLACE Conference

Converter Spotlight Panel-Supplier/Converter Collaboration Considerations, 2008 PLACE Conference

Converter Spotlight Panel-Supplier/Converter Collaboration Considerations, 2008 PLACE Conference

Converter Spotlight-Improve Converter/Supplier Relations, 2008 PLACE Conference

Converter Spotlight-Improve Converter/Supplier Relations, 2008 PLACE Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Develop New Product Features, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Develop New Product Features, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Overview, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference ( POWER POINT)

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Overview, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

School Without Walls - A new on-line and collaborative training solution, PaperCon '09 Conference

School Without Walls - A new on-line and collaborative training solution, PaperCon '09 Conference

Reliability and Maintenance Performance Measurement, PaperCon '09 Conference

Reliability and Maintenance Performance Measurement, PaperCon '09 Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Increase the Supply of High-Quality Fiber and Low-Cost Biomass, (power point) 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Increase the Supply of High-Quality Fiber and Low-Cost Biomass, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Brightness Confusion for Paper Consumers, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Brightness Confusion for Paper Consumers, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Technical information papers
Recovery boiler sootblowers: practical guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-20 (2009)

Recovery boiler sootblowers: practical guidelines, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-20 (2009)

Technical information papers
Performance test procedure for boilers using biomass as fuel, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-18 (2008)

Performance test procedure for boilers using biomass as fuel, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-18 (2008)

Technical information papers
TAPPI Roll Number for inventory/tracking systems and bar codes TIP 1004-01(2010)

TAPPI Roll Number for inventory/tracking systems and bar codes, TIP 1004-01(2015)