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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Open Forum on Improving Performance of Specialty Folder Gluers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Open Forum on Improving Performance of Specialty Folder Gluers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Steam System Seasonal Adjustments and Checkpoints, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Steam System Seasonal Adjustments and Checkpoints, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Troubleshooting Single Facers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Troubleshooting Single Facers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Bundling/Strapping Solutions for Specialty Folder Gluer Applications, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Bundling/Strapping Solutions for Specialty Folder Gluer Applications, 2009 Corrugated Conference

OSHA Issues Review for Corrugated Box Plants, 2009 Corrugated Conference

OSHA Issues Review for Corrugated Box Plants, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Squaring Overview For Specialty Folder/Gluers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Squaring Overview For Specialty Folder/Gluers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Enzymatic Deinking of Inkjet Printed Papers, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Enzymatic Deinking of Inkjet Printed Papers, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Value of Shipping Containers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

The Value of Shipping Containers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Walking the Process Print Quality Improvements: Printing by the Numbers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Walking the Process Print Quality Improvements: Printing by the Numbers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Quality Checkpoints and Seasonal Adjustments, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Quality Checkpoints and Seasonal Adjustments, 2009 Corrugated Conference

OSHA and the Loading Dock, Do You Have ALL Your Bases Covered?, 2009 Corrugated Conference

OSHA and the Loading Dock, Do You Have ALL Your Bases Covered?, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Do Good. Do Well. Win., 2009 Corrugated Conference

Do Good. Do Well. Win., 2009 Corrugated Conference

Changes In Corrugated Board, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Changes In Corrugated Board, 2009 Corrugated Conference

How to Prepare Your Plant for the Economic Recovery (Converting Department), 2009 Corrugated Conference

How to Prepare Your Plant for the Economic Recovery (Converting Department), 2009 Corrugated Conference

Gluing Systems for Specialty Folder Gluers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Gluing Systems for Specialty Folder Gluers, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Surviving in the Corrugated Industry Downturn-A Corrugator Focus, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Surviving in the Corrugated Industry Downturn-A Corrugator Focus, 2009 Corrugated Conference

United Vanguard, 2009 Corrugated Conference

United Vanguard, 2009 Corrugated Conference

MHI's PASER Single Facer Troubleshooting 101, 2009 Corrugated Conference

MHI's PASER Single Facer Troubleshooting 101, 2009 Corrugated Conference

How New Developments and Technologies Will Affect the Box Plants, 2009 Corrugated Conference

How New Developments and Technologies Will Affect the Box Plants, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Achieving Quality Board From a Consultantâ??s Perspective, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Achieving Quality Board From a Consultant’s Perspective, 2009 Corrugated Conference