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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PSD Regulatory Update Training, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

PSD Regulatory Update Training, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Get to Ethanol - Faster, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Get to Ethanol - Faster, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Review of Relating Colloidal Organics to Runnability, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Review of Relating Colloidal Organics to Runnability, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

The Sulfur Cycle and Regulatory Limits, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

The Sulfur Cycle and Regulatory Limits, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Algas Fluid Technology Systems as Your Partner in Water Treatment, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Algas Fluid Technology Systems as Your Partner in Water Treatment, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Retrofit Of Two-Stage O2 Delignification, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Retrofit Of Two-Stage O2 Delignification, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Boiler Chemical Cleaning Frequency, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Boiler Chemical Cleaning Frequency, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

NCASI Water Program Activities: Lookin to the Future, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

NCASI Water Program Activities: Lookin to the Future, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Blue Heron Paper Company, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Blue Heron Paper Company, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Industry Competitiveness & Transform To Survive & Dominate, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Industry Competitiveness & Transform To Survive & Dominate, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Biomass and Spent liquor Gasification TheFoundationoftheForestBiorefinery, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Biomass and Spent liquor Gasification TheFoundationoftheForestBiorefinery, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

BART Exemption and Control Evaluation Modeling Analyses Conducted for the Pulp & Paper Industry, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

BART Exemption and Control Evaluation Modeling Analyses Conducted for the Pulp & Paper Industry, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Post-Fabrication Cleaning of Stainless Steel in the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Post-Fabrication Cleaning of Stainless Steel in the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2007 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

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

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

Multivariate Analysis of Variables Affecting Thermal Performance of Black Liquor Evaporators, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Multivariate Analysis of Variables Affecting Thermal Performance of Black Liquor Evaporators, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Forest Products Industry at a Crossroads: Preliminary NEMS Analysis of Renewable Standards and Cap and Trade Policies, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Forest Products Industry at a Crossroads: Preliminary NEMS Analysis of Renewable Standards and Cap and Trade Policies, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Increase Production in Your Recovery Boiler with LignoBoost â?¢ Extract Valuable Lignin for Biorefinery Production and Replacement of Fossil Fuels, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Confe

Increase Production in Your Recovery Boiler with LignoBoost • Extract Valuable Lignin for Biorefinery Production and Replacement of Fossil Fuels, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

How Environmental Attributes Can Help Finance Biomass-to-Energy Initiatives in the Pulp & Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

How Environmental Attributes Can Help Finance Biomass-to-Energy Initiatives in the Pulp & Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference