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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Corrugating Defect/Remedy Manual, Sixth Edition (Book and CD-ROM)

Corrugating Defect/Remedy Manual, Sixth Edition (Book and CD-ROM)

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Paper Machine Steam and Condensate Systems, Fifth Edition

Paper Machine Steam and Condensate Systems, Fifth Edition

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Story of Paper, The

Story of Paper, The

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How to Write What People Like to Read

How to Write What People Like to Read

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Secondary Fiber Recycling

Secondary Fiber Recycling

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Guidelines for the Buying and Selling of Used Corrugated Machinery

Guidelines for the Buying and Selling of Used Corrugated Machinery

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Pulp and Paper Primer, Second Edition

Pulp and Paper Primer, Second Edition

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Nonwovens: Theory, Process, Performance, and Testing

Nonwovens: Theory, Process, Performance, and Testing

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Testing Guidebook Electronic Document

Testing Guidebook Electronic Document

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Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills eBook

Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills eBook

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Paper Coating Viscoelasticity and its Significance in Blade Coating

Paper Coating Viscoelasticity and its Significance in Blade Coating

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Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

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Technical Needs, The: Nonwovens for Medical/Surgical and Consumer Uses

Technical Needs, The: Nonwovens for Medical/Surgical and Consumer Uses

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Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

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Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

Cost Saving Strategies in Papermaking Chemistry

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Glossary of Reprography and Non-Impact Printing Terms for the Paper and Printing Industries

Glossary of Reprography and Non-Impact Printing Terms for the Paper and Printing Industries

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Binder Migration in Paper and Paperboard Coatings

Binder Migration in Paper and Paperboard Coatings

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Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Vol. 1 E-Book

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Vol. 1 E-Book

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Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating eBook

Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating eBook

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Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board