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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Conference papers
Binders & Additives Anthology CD-ROM

Binders & Additives Anthology CD

Technical information papers
Wet pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 845 om-14

Wet pin adhesion of corrugated board by selective separation, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 845 om-14

Books
Celebrating a Century of Achievement

Celebrating a Century of Achievement

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

Errect of High Intensity Treatment on Mechanical Properties of Low Consistency Pulp, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Errect of High Intensity Treatment on Mechanical Properties of Low Consistency Pulp, 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

Commercial Application of Short Column Resin Bed Technology - Chloride Removal, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Commercial Application of Short Column Resin Bed Technology - Chloride Removal, 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

The Lignoboost Process & Use of Lignin as a New Bio-Fuel, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Lignoboost Process & Use of Lignin as a New Bio-Fuel, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Advantages in Conducting Operational Trial Burns for Ground Petroleum Coke, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Advantages in Conducting Operational Trial Burns for Ground Petroleum Coke, 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

Commercial Recovery of ClO2 Generator Sesquisulfate By-product Using Short Column Resin Bed Technology, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Commercial Recovery of ClO2 Generator Sesquisulfate By-product Using Short Column Resin Bed Technology, 2009 TAPPI 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

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Program Management, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) Program Management, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Improving Papermaking Process by Controlled Modification of Pulp Carbohydrates, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Improving Papermaking Process by Controlled Modification of Pulp Carbohydrates, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Improving Anaerobic Conversion of Pulp Mill Secondary Sludge to Biogas by Pretreatment, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Improving Anaerobic Conversion of Pulp Mill Secondary Sludge to Biogas by Pretreatment, 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

Energy Products From Wood Waste Using Torbed Reactor Technology, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Energy Products From Wood Waste Using Torbed Reactor Technology, 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

Opening Up New Strategic Options in the Forest Industry: Case Biorefineries, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Opening Up New Strategic Options in the Forest Industry: Case Biorefineries, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference