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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Mapping Our Future: Advanced Manufacturing of Pulp, Paper, and Forest Bioproduct, 2014 PEERS Conference

Mapping Our Future: Advanced Manufacturing of Pulp, Paper, and Forest Bioproduct, 2014 PEERS Conference

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Microbiological Impact on the Quality of Recycled Food-Packaging Board â?¢ Strategies to Manage Spore Content, PaperCon 2014

Microbiological Impact on the Quality of Recycled Food-Packaging Board • Strategies to Manage Spore Content, PaperCon 2014

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2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

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The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape and Blade Geometry on Particle Alignment, PaperCon 2015

The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape and Blade Geometry on Particle Alignment, PaperCon 2015

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How Did We Get Here? A Century of Coating & Graphic Arts Progress, PaperCon 2015

How Did We Get Here? A Century of Coating & Graphic Arts Progress, PaperCon 2015

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New coating concept gives improved barrier properties at reduced coat weight. PaperCon 2015

New coating concept gives improved barrier properties at reduced coat weight. PaperCon 2015

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2012 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Print only

2012 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Print only

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Pressure pulse measurements for coating and printing, PaperCon 2015

Pressure pulse measurements for coating and printing, PaperCon 2015

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Porous liquid driving channels on coated paper for use in printed microfluidic diagnostics, PaperCon 2015

Porous liquid driving channels on coated paper for use in printed microfluidic diagnostics, PaperCon 2015

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Brownstock Washing Technologies Brownstock Washing II Panel Discussion, 2014 PEERS Conference

Brownstock Washing Technologies Brownstock Washing II Panel Discussion, 2014 PEERS Conference

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Advancing air separation technology, 2014 PEERS Conference

Advancing air separation technology, 2014 PEERS Conference

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Fast Evaluation of Spatial Coating Layer Formation using UV Scanner Imaging, PaperCon 2015

Fast Evaluation of Spatial Coating Layer Formation using UV Scanner Imaging, PaperCon 2015

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Properties Of Aqueous PHABarrier Coatings For Paper And Paperboard Applications, PaperCon 2015

Properties Of Aqueous PHABarrier Coatings For Paper And Paperboard Applications, PaperCon 2015

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A Novel Silica-based Nano Pigment as a Titanium Dioxide Replacement, PaperCon 2015

A Novel Silica-based Nano Pigment as a Titanium Dioxide Replacement, PaperCon 2015

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EFFECT OF FEEDSTOCK MOISTURE CONTENT ON BIOMASS BOILER OPERATION, 2014 PEERS Conference

Effect of Feedstock Moisture Content on Biomass Boiler Operation, 2014 PEERS Conference

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Design of Blend Chest Agitators; Guidelines, data required and agitator sizing, 2014 PEERS Conference

Design of Blend Chest Agitators; Guidelines, data required and agitator sizing, 2014 PEERS Conference

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Digital Inkjet Printing for Industrial Markets, PaperCon 2015

Digital Inkjet Printing for Industrial Markets, PaperCon 2015

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What the Extrusion Coater Requires From the Paper Board Supplier, PaperCon 2015

What the Extrusion Coater Requires From the Paper Board Supplier, PaperCon 2015

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Low Cost Production of Nanocellulose with the AVAP® BiorefineryTechnology, 2014 PEERS Conference

Low Cost Production of Nanocellulose with the AVAP® BiorefineryTechnology, 2014 PEERS Conference

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2014 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Flash Drive

2014 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Flash Drive