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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Paper Machine Dryer Bearing Reliability- Lubrication Issues, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical &

Paper Machine Dryer Bearing Reliability- Lubrication Issues, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Less Pulp Variability, Better End Product, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Prod

Less Pulp Variability, Better End Product, 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

Practical Impllementation of Secure Process Control Network, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical &

Practical Impllementation of Secure Process Control Network, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

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)

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)

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)

Residual Management at SSCCâ??s Stevenson Mill, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information;

Residual Management at SSCC’s Stevenson Mill, 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)

Two-Drum Winder Torque Control, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & P

Two-Drum Winder Torque Control, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Significant Improvement of Activated Sludge Plant Performance by Pretreatment with Anaerobic Reactor at American Israeli Paper Mills, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmen

Significant Improvement of Activated Sludge Plant Performance by Pretreatment with Anaerobic Reactor at American Israeli Paper Mills, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, El

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)

Improved Recovery Boiler Performance Through Control of Combustion, Sulfur and Alkali Chemistry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference (including Papermakers

Improved Recovery Boiler Performance Through Control of Combustion, Sulfur and Alkali Chemistry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Prod

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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)

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)

Spark Technology: Mill Trials, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Pr

Spark Technology: Mill Trials, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Reducing Fiber Loss in Laboratory- and Mill-Scale Flotation Deinking Using Surfactant Spray Technology, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Pap

Reducing Fiber Loss in Laboratory- and Mill-Scale Flotation Deinking Using Surfactant Spray Technology, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Produc

Development and Validation of Sterility Systems for Trees, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & I

Development and Validation of Sterility Systems for Trees, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

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)