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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13th European PLACE Conference Proceedings

13th European PLACE Conference Proceedings

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12th European PLACE Conference Proceedings-2009

12th European PLACE Conference Proceedings-2009

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Effect of Papermaking Components on Adhesive Contaminant (Stickies) Characteristics After Pulping, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Effect of Papermaking Components on Adhesive Contaminant (Stickies) Characteristics After Pulping, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

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1999 TAPPI Salary Survey [99salsurv.pdf]

1999 Salary Survey

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Focus '95+ puts recycling in perspective, TAPPI JOURNAL, Jun

Focus '95+ puts recycling in perspective, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1991, Vol. 74(6)

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Development of landfill liner requirements for the new york

Development of landfill liner requirements for the new york paper industry, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1991, Vol. 74(2)

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The microporosity of pulp a key to new markets, TAPPI JOURNA

The microporosity of pulp a key to new markets, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1991, Vol. 74(1)

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Engineering week: saluting professionals and planning for th

Engineering week: saluting professionals and planning for the future, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1991, Vol. 74(2)

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Sustainable development and its implications for the forest

Sustainable development and its implications for the forest product industry, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1992, Vol. 75(9)

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West meets east: an american assesses the polish paper indus

West meets east: an american assesses the polish paper industry, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1992, Vol. 75(1)

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Application of stationary and rotary siphons, TAPPI JOURNAL,

Application of stationary and rotary siphons, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1993, Vol. 76(8)

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Evaluating the performance of paper machine savealls, TAPPI

Evaluating the performance of paper machine savealls, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1993, Vol. 76(12)

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Tucker and luey among those honored at tappi's annual awards ceremony and business business meeting, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1993, Vol. 76(7)

Tucker and luey among those honored at tappi's annual awards ceremony and business business meeting, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1993, Vol. 76(7)

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Water management in the press section, part 1, TAPPI JOURNAL

Water management in the press section, part 1, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1993, Vol. 76(8)

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Why companies fail with iso 9000, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1993

Why companies fail with iso 9000, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1993, Vol. 76(8)

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Auburn pulp and paper foundation holds annual meeting and ho

Auburn pulp and paper foundation holds annual meeting and honors banquet, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1993, Vol. 76(4)

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Champion poised to succeed through recovered fiber network,

Champion poised to succeed through recovered fiber network, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1993, Vol. 76(11)

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Supplier partnering - on the road to world class quality, TA

Supplier partnering - on the road to world class quality, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1993, Vol. 76(2)

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Optimal use of hydrogen poroxide, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994,

Optimal use of hydrogen poroxide, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

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How to keep spherical roller bearings in your paper machine'

How to keep spherical roller bearings in your paper machine's dryer section operational, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 1994, Vol. 77(12)