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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Use of Borate Autocausticizing to Supplement Lime Kiln and Causticizing Capacities, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Co

Use of Borate Autocausticizing to Supplement Lime Kiln and Causticizing Capacities, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Microwave Moisture Sensor System for Wood Drying, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informatio

Microwave Moisture Sensor System for Wood Drying, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Resin Systems for Wood Composites Rapidly E-Beam Cured at Lower Temperatures, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control,

Resin Systems for Wood Composites Rapidly E-Beam Cured at Lower Temperatures, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

New High Performance Headbox for Board Grades, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information;

New High Performance Headbox for Board Grades, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Current Understanding of Cracking of Recovery Boiler Primary Air Port Composite Tubes, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process

Current Understanding of Cracking of Recovery Boiler Primary Air Port Composite Tubes, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quali

Lateral Corrugator: An Improved Method of Manufacturing Corrugated Boxes, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Ele

Lateral Corrugator: An Improved Method of Manufacturing Corrugated Boxes, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Genetic Variation and Genotype by Environment Interaction of Juvenile Wood Properties in Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conferenc

Genetic Variation and Genotype by Environment Interaction of Juvenile Wood Properties in Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & In

Online vs. Offline Testing: Pros and Cons, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

Online vs. Offline Testing: Pros and Cons, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Development and Optimization of Polyoxometalate Delignification Systems, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Elec

Development and Optimization of Polyoxometalate Delignification Systems, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Planning Roll Maintenance, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Produc

Planning Roll Maintenance, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Improving Bleached Kraft Pulp Production via Integrated Kraft Pulping and O-Delignification Technologies, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including P

Improving Bleached Kraft Pulp Production via Integrated Kraft Pulping and O-Delignification Technologies, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

3D Simulation of Layer Mixing in a Three-Layer Stratified Forming Headbox, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, El

3D Simulation of Layer Mixing in a Three-Layer Stratified Forming Headbox, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Innovative Leachate Treatment Technology, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Produ

Innovative Leachate Treatment Technology, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

State of the North American Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informa

State of the North American Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Clean Condensate Alternative Studies at Several Unbleached Kraft Mills, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Elect

Clean Condensate Alternative Studies at Several Unbleached Kraft Mills, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Tailored Additives For the Creped Products Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informa

Tailored Additives For the Creped Products Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Suction Roll Material Comparison, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product &

Suction Roll Material Comparison, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

A Compact, High Speed Lignin Sensor for the Automated Sorting of Newsprint from Mixed Waste, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; P

A Compact, High Speed Lignin Sensor for the Automated Sorting of Newsprint from Mixed Waste, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product

The Modern Paper Machine, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product

The Modern Paper Machine, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Selection of Materials for Low-Temperature Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electri

Selection of Materials for Low-Temperature Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)