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
Testing Guidebook Electronic Document

Testing Guidebook Electronic Document

Pilot-Scale Wet Web Surface Treatment of Newsprint, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Pilot-Scale Wet Web Surface Treatment of Newsprint, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Metered Size Press Coated Mechanical Papers-A Comparison of Different Concepts, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Metered Size Press Coated Mechanical Papers-A Comparison of Different Concepts, 2000 Metered Size Press Forum

Standards
Thickness (caliper) of towel, tissue, napkin and facial products, Test Method T 580 pm-12

Thickness (caliper) of towel, tissue, napkin and facial products, Test Method T 580 pm-12

Technical information papers
Calibration and maintenance of the manually operated micrometer, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-30 (2008)

Calibration and maintenance of the manually operated micrometer, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-30 (2008)

Recent Advancements in Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling and Wear Parts for the Nonwovens Converting Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Recent Advancements in Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling and Wear Parts for the Nonwovens Converting Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

New Blown Film Measurement and Control, 2008 PLACE Conference

New Blown Film Measurement and Control, 2008 PLACE Conference

Bleaching of Rice Straw Pulp with Various Options for Oxygen Reinforcement in Plant Practice, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Bleaching of Rice Straw Pulp with Various Options for Oxygen Reinforcement in Plant Practice, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Optimal Industrial Birch Black Liquor for Xylan Sorption, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Optimal Industrial Birch Black Liquor for Xylan Sorption, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Fresh Water Consumption, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Fresh Water Consumption, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Greenfield Development and TMDLS: NPDES Permitting of a New Facility Discharging to a Nutrient-Impaired Stream, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Greenfield Development and TMDLS: NPDES Permitting of a New Facility Discharging to a Nutrient-Impaired Stream, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Kenaf CMP Pulp; An Alternative Potential to Supplement Wood Shortages for Making Newsprint, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Kenaf CMP Pulp; An Alternative Potential to Supplement Wood Shortages for Making Newsprint, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Chemical versus Energy Cost Tug of War: A Pulp Mill Perspective, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Chemical versus Energy Cost Tug of War: A Pulp Mill Perspective, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Methods for Process Water Ink Content Analysis, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Methods for Process Water Ink Content Analysis, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Effect of Modified Alkaline Pulping of Southern Pine, Integrated with Hemicellulose Pre-extraction on Pulp Properties, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Effect of Modified Alkaline Pulping of Southern Pine, Integrated with Hemicellulose Pre-extraction on Pulp Properties, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Improving Bark-Fired Boiler Operation With the Use of An Over-Grate Burner, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Improving Bark-Fired Boiler Operation With the Use of An Over-Grate Burner, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

A Fundamental Reveiw and Critical Analysis of Hexenuronic Acids and Their Impact in Elemental Chlorine-Free Bleaching, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

A Fundamental Reveiw and Critical Analysis of Hexenuronic Acids and Their Impact in Elemental Chlorine-Free Bleaching, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Effect of Cyclodextrins on the Properties of Cationic Polyacrylamides, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Effect of Cyclodextrins on the Properties of Cationic Polyacrylamides, 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

Experience and Learning from FT-NIR Installations in North American Pulp Mills for Applications in Digester, Recovery, Recaust, and ClO2 Generator, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Confe

Experience and Learning from FT-NIR Installations in North American Pulp Mills for Applications in Digester, Recovery, Recaust, and ClO2 Generator, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference