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

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

No or low cost Extrusion Coating Improvements, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

No or low cost Extrusion Coating Improvements, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Technical information papers
CALCULATION AND PARTITIONING OF VARIANCE USING PAPER MACHINE, Technical Information Paper TIP 1101-01

CALCULATION AND PARTITIONING OF VARIANCE USING PAPER MACHINE, Technical Information Paper TIP 1101-01

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

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Volume1 (book & ebook)

Books
Paper Machine Quality Control Systems - Volume 1: Measurement Systems and Product Variability

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems - Volume 1: Measurement Systems and Product Variability

Energy Recovery System, PaperCon '09 Conference, PaperCon '09 Conference

Energy Recovery System, PaperCon '09 Conference, PaperCon '09 Conference

Alternatives to Gamma Radiation for Wet End Analysis Panel Discussion, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Alternatives to Gamma Radiation for Wet End Analysis Panel Discussion, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Energy Management using a Real-time Enterprise Infrastructure, PaperCon '09 Conference

Energy Management using a Real-time Enterprise Infrastructure, PaperCon '09 Conference

Recent Advances in FSIR On-Line Measurement of Coating Weights in Complex Extrusion Coating Process for Aseptic Packaging, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Recent Advances in FSIR On-Line Measurement of Coating Weights in Complex Extrusion Coating Process for Aseptic Packaging, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Future Products for The Pulp and Paper Industry, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Future Products for The Pulp and Paper Industry, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Lignin: To Infinity and Beyond: How Paper Mills Can Become Full-Fledged BioRefineries, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Lignin: To Infinity and Beyond: How Paper Mills Can Become Full-Fledged BioRefineries, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Enhanced Cascade Weight Control for Paper Machines, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Enhanced Cascade Weight Control for Paper Machines, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Re-Visiting PM Efficiency: Practical Applications of the Impact of Web Instability at the Open Draw in Mill Case Studies, PaperCon 2014

Re-Visiting PM Efficiency: Practical Applications of the Impact of Web Instability at the Open Draw in Mill Case Studies, PaperCon 2014

Use And Validation Of Computational Fluid Dynamics For Mixing Evaluation In Chemical Additive Application Systems, PaperCon 2014

Use And Validation Of Computational Fluid Dynamics For Mixing Evaluation In Chemical Additive Application Systems, PaperCon 2014

New instrument provide multiply board property enhancements, PaperCon 2014

New instrument provide multiply board property enhancements, PaperCon 2014

Lateral migration of fiber in settling suspensions, PaperCon 2014

Lateral migration of fiber in settling suspensions, PaperCon 2014

QCS Control Capabilities for Changing Process Conditions, PaperCon 2014

QCS Control Capabilities for Changing Process Conditions, PaperCon 2014

Journal articles
Changes in the time of flight of a laser pulse during paper compression, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2003, Vol. 29(7) (306KB)

Changes in the time of flight of a laser pulse during paper compression, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2003, Vol. 29(7) (306KB)

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - TIP 1103-01: Instruments Symbols and Nomenclature - Withdrawn

Technical Information Paper - TIP 1103-01: Instruments Symbols and Nomenclature - Withdrawn

Robust CD Fiber Orientation Control with Adaptive Modeling and Feedforward Compensation, PaperCon 2014

Robust CD Fiber Orientation Control with Adaptive Modeling and Feedforward Compensation, PaperCon 2014