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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The Application of Nanoscience to Paper Coating Development, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

The Application of Nanoscience to Paper Coating Development, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

From Nano to Paper Machine Scale, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

From Nano to Paper Machine Scale, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Characterization of mechanically and enzymatically produced nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) from wood pulp, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Characterization of mechanically and enzymatically produced nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) from wood pulp, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanomechanical Properties of Wood Cell Walls as Affected by Wood Processing, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanomechanical Properties of Wood Cell Walls as Affected by Wood Processing, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanofibrillated Cellulose Fibers: Where Size Matters in Opening New markets to Nanofiber Usage, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanofibrillated Cellulose Fibers: Where Size Matters in Opening New markets to Nanofiber Usage, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Workplace Assessments for Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology: Benefits of a Proactive Approach

Workplace Assessments for Nanotechnology: Nanotechnology: Benefits of a Proactive Approach

Nano-Minerals for the paper industry, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nano-Minerals for the paper industry, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Self-Assembled Fibrillar Proteins as Scaffolds for Nanomaterials Growth, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Self-Assembled Fibrillar Proteins as Scaffolds for Nanomaterials Growth, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Super hydrophobic Wood Fiber Products, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Super hydrophobic Wood Fiber Products, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Thermoplastic Nanocomposite Based on Cellulose Nanocrystals and PET/PTT Blends, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Thermoplastic Nanocomposite Based on Cellulose Nanocrystals and PET/PTT Blends, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology for Soldier Rations: Packaging for the Military, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Nanotechnology for Soldier Rations: Packaging for the Military, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Crystallinity and Hydrolysis of Cellulose Nanofilms, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Crystallinity and Hydrolysis of Cellulose Nanofilms, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Carbon Nanofiber Arrays: Cell Penetrant Probes for Manipulation and Monitoring of Molecular Scale Events, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Carbon Nanofiber Arrays: Cell Penetrant Probes for Manipulation and Monitoring of Molecular Scale Events, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Modifying Lignin Synthesis by Incorporation of Tyrosine-Containing Peptides, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Modifying Lignin Synthesis by Incorporation of Tyrosine-Containing Peptides, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

APPLICATION OF NANOINDENTATION TO PAPER, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

APPLICATION OF NANOINDENTATION TO PAPER, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Raman Analysis and Imaging of Cellulose Materials: Wood cell wall and nanocellulose-PP composite, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Raman Analysis and Imaging of Cellulose Materials: Wood cell wall and nanocellulose-PP composite, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Greening the U.S. Army, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Greening the U.S. Army, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

A DNA based method for directed self assembly of cellulose nanocrystals into advanced nanomaterials, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

A DNA based method for directed self assembly of cellulose nanocrystals into advanced nanomaterials, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

A New Paper Coating Nanotechnology with Unique Characteristics to Improve Print Density, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

A New Paper Coating Nano-technology with Unique Characteristics to Improve Print Density, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanomanufacturing Issues, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanomanufacturing Issues, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry