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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Books
Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

Books
Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating eBook

Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating eBook

Books
Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Volume1 (book & ebook)

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Volume1 (book & ebook)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control of Starch Gelatinization Temperature, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-14 (2002)

Statistical Process Control of Starch Gelatinization Temperature, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-14 (2002)

Technical information papers
Obtaining Combined Board Caliper Off the Corrugator for Use in Statistical Process Control Procedures, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-12 (2002)

Obtaining Combined Board Caliper Off the Corrugator for Use in Statistical Process Control Procedures, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-12 (2002)

Technical information papers
Statistical process control pin adhesion, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-23 (2008)

Statistical process control pin adhesion, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-23 (2008)

Technical information papers
Short-Run Statistical Process Control: A Basic Charting Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-70 (2006)

Short-Run Statistical Process Control: A Basic Charting Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-70 (2006)

Technical information papers
Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control - Procedures for Charting Warp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-13 (2003)

Statistical Process Control - Procedures for Charting Warp, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-13 (2003)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control of Starch Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-15 (2002)

Statistical Process Control of Starch Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-15 (2002)

Standards
Bending resistance (stiffness) of paper and paperboard (Taber-type tester in basic configuration), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 489 om-15

Bending resistance (stiffness) of paper and paperboard (Taber-type tester in basic configuration), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 489 om-15

Books
Monograph on Microbiology of Papermaking Systems

Monograph on Microbiology of Papermaking Systems

Books
Improvement Based ISO-9000 Quality System Implementation Plans for Packaging Plants

Improvement Based ISO-9000 Quality System Implementation Plans for Packaging Plants

Lubrication and Hydraulics: An Overview of Today's Best Practices In System Design, Operation, MOnitoring, Control, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmenta

Lubrication and Hydraulics: An Overview of Today's Best Practices In System Design, Operation, MOnitoring, Control, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Influence of PCC Filler on Near-Infrared Scattering, Absorption and Residual Ink Measurement Error, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Influence of PCC Filler on Near-Infrared Scattering, Absorption and Residual Ink Measurement Error, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Closed Loop Control of ClO2 Generator Using FT-NIR Analyzer, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Closed Loop Control of ClO2 Generator Using FT-NIR Analyzer, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Understanding the Kraft Liquor Cycle: A Need for Online Measurement and Control, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Understanding the Kraft Liquor Cycle: A Need for Online Measurement and Control, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Books
2009 SafetyFirst DVD - English Version

2009 SafetyFirst DVD - English Version

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control: Friction - Slide Angle, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-34 (2002)

Statistical Process Control: Friction - Slide Angle, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-34 (2002)

MPC Panel Discussion, 2005 Papermakers Conference

MPC Panel Discussion, 2005 Papermakers Conference