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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Welcom and Introductions - Bleach Plant Workshop, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Welcom and Introductions - Bleach Plant Workshop, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Activated Sludge Troubleshooting, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Activated Sludge Troubleshooting, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Update of the American Forest & Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Update of the American Forest & Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Overview, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference ( POWER POINT)

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Overview, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Differences in Juvenile Pinus taeda (Loblolly Pine) Grown in Santa Catarina, Brazil and the Southern United States, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Differences in Juvenile Pinus taeda (Loblolly Pine) Grown in Santa Catarina, Brazil and the Southern United States, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Greenfield Development and TMDLS: NPDES Permitting of a New Facility Discharging to a Nutrient-Impaired Stream, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Greenfield Development and TMDLS: NPDES Permitting of a New Facility Discharging to a Nutrient-Impaired Stream, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Methods for Process Water Ink Content Analysis, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Methods for Process Water Ink Content Analysis, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Management of Paper Mill Sludges, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Management of Paper Mill Sludges, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Carbon Emissions and Energy Consumption Substantially, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference (POWER POINT)

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Carbon Emissions and Energy Consumption Substantially, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Effects of Sulphide on Melting Temperatures of Smelt and Carryover in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Effects of Sulphide on Melting Temperatures of Smelt and Carryover in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Impact of Cellulase Enzymes on the Physical Characteristics of Softwood Kraft Fiber, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Impact of Cellulase Enzymes on the Physical Characteristics of Softwood Kraft Fiber, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Using Magnesium Hydroxide for pH Control to Improve the Chlorine Dioxide Brightening Stages in ECF Bleaching Sequences, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Using Magnesium Hydroxide for pH Control to Improve the Chlorine Dioxide Brightening Stages in ECF Bleaching Sequences, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Changing Role of TAPPI in the Development of Standards for the Global Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Changing Role of TAPPI in the Development of Standards for the Global Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Automatic Grease Lubrication Systems for Harsh Environments such as Machine Wet End, Lime Kiln, Stacker-Reclaimer, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference (power point)

Automatic Grease Lubrication Systems for Harsh Environments such as Machine Wet End, Lime Kiln, Stacker-Reclaimer, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Rapid At-line and On-line Determination of Pulp Mill Process Variables, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Rapid At-line and On-line Determination of Pulp Mill Process Variables, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Modified Kaolin-Based Deinking Reagent for Recycled Paper, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Modified Kaolin-Based Deinking Reagent for Recycled Paper, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Fresh Water Consumption, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Fresh Water Consumption, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Addition of Magnesium Hydroxide and Oxygen to D1 Stage Bleaching, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Addition of Magnesium Hydroxide and Oxygen to D1 Stage Bleaching, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Recent Advancements in Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling and Wear Parts for the Nonwovens Converting Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Recent Advancements in Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling and Wear Parts for the Nonwovens Converting Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Lubrication and Hydraulics: An Overview of Today's Best Practices In System Design, Operation, MOnitoring, Control, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmenta

Lubrication and Hydraulics: An Overview of Today's Best Practices In System Design, Operation, MOnitoring, Control, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference