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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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

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)

TSO, TSI and Fibre Orientation Optimization, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Pr

TSO, TSI and Fibre Orientation Optimization, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Videos
ISA SP-99 Update Manufacturing and Control Systems Security, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical &

ISA SP-99 Update Manufacturing and Control Systems Security, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Haps Generation And Removal (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrica

Haps Generation And Removal (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Using Current Best Practices Audits as a Tool to Evaluate Your Maintenance Function, Educate Your Organization and Drive Reliability Improvement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & Internationa

Using Current Best Practices Audits as a Tool to Evaluate Your Maintenance Function, Educate Your Organization and Drive Reliability Improvement, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process

TiO2-Coated Carbon for the Removal of VOCs (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Con

TiO2-Coated Carbon for the Removal of VOCs (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

The Mechanism of Premixing Process for Rosin Sizes under Neutral-Alkaline Papermaking, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process

The Mechanism of Premixing Process for Rosin Sizes under Neutral-Alkaline Papermaking, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quali

Catalytic Reforming of Tars Formed During Black Liquor/ Biomass Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control,

Catalytic Reforming of Tars Formed During Black Liquor/ Biomass Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Selection and Development of Refractory Structural Materials for Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Pr

Selection and Development of Refractory Structural Materials for Black Liquor Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product

Shoe Press Performance And Troubleshooting, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Pro

Shoe Press Performance And Troubleshooting, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

A New Tool to Measure and Track Fiber Properties and Experiences from Installations in Pulp Mills., 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Paperma

A New Tool to Measure and Track Fiber Properties and Experiences from Installations in Pulp Mills., 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product &

Drives for Papermakers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Q

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

The Chemical Barrier for Oxygen Delignification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information

The Chemical Barrier for Oxygen Delignification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Environmentally Friendly PET Polyester Resins Used in the Wet-end at Neutral-Alkaline, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process

Environmentally Friendly PET Polyester Resins Used in the Wet-end at Neutral-Alkaline, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quali

Total Sizing at the Size Press, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & P

Total Sizing at the Size Press, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Tracking Down the Effects of a Rare Mutant Gene in Loblolly Pine â?? A First Report, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process C

Tracking Down the Effects of a Rare Mutant Gene in Loblolly Pine – A First Report, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Conference papers
A Superior New Approach to Paper Machine Contaminant Control

A Superior New Approach to Paper Machine Contaminant Control

Screening Tutorial: History and Basic Principles of Screening

Screening Tutorial: History and Basic Principles of Screening

Study of On-line Measurement of Pulp Kappa Number With Spectrometry During Pulping, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Study of On-line Measurement of Pulp Kappa Number With Spectrometry During Pulping, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings