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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Fibre Orientation in the Boundary Layers of a Planar Converging Channel, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Fibre Orientation in the Boundary Layers of a Planar Converging Channel, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Effects of Selective Addition of Papermaking Chemicals to Fines and Long Fibres on Strength and Runnability of Wet Paper, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Effects of Selective Addition of Papermaking Chemicals to Fines and Long Fibres on Strength and Runnability of Wet Paper, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

FACTORS AFFECTING PAPERâ??S APPEARANCE, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

FACTORS AFFECTING PAPER’S APPEARANCE, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Press Rebuilds for Improved Pressing Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Press Rebuilds for Improved Pressing Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Water Release from Fractionated Stock Suspensions. 1. Effects of the Amounts and Types of Fiber Fines, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Water Release from Fractionated Stock Suspensions. 1. Effects of the Amounts and Types of Fiber Fines, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

A New Technique for Stratified Forming, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

A New Technique for Stratified Forming, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Characteristics and Optimal Operation of the Paper Machine Heat Recovery Recuperator, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Characteristics and Optimal Operation of the Paper Machine Heat Recovery Recuperator, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Optimizing Work Flow with CMMS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Optimizing Work Flow with CMMS, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Process Variables of Pulp Alkali Pretreatment, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Process Variables of Pulp Alkali Pretreatment, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Innovative technology for premium tissue productionInnovative technology for premium tissue production

Innovative technology for premium tissue productionInnovative technology for premium tissue production

Experimental study of the forming process: fluid velocity and fluid-fiber interaction measurements, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Experimental study of the forming process: fluid velocity and fluid-fiber interaction measurements, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Combined Modeling And Experimental Studies To Optimize The Balance Between Fold Crack Resistance And Stiffness For Multilayered Paper Coatings - Part 1: Introduction And Modeling Studies, 2008 PAPERCO

Combined Modeling And Experimental Studies To Optimize The Balance Between Fold Crack Resistance And Stiffness For Multilayered Paper Coatings - Part 1: Introduction And Modeling Studies, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Printing development trends, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Printing development trends, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Improving Paper Machine Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Improving Paper Machine Efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Energy Management using a Real-time Enterprise Infrastructure, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Energy Management using a Real-time Enterprise Infrastructure, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Paper Machine Efficiency Surveys, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Paper Machine Efficiency Surveys, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Evaluation of Gap Forming Rebuild Options: Part II - Development and Application of the Shoeblade Former and Engineered Shear Management Concepts, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Evaluation of Gap Forming Rebuild Options: Part II - Development and Application of the Shoeblade Former and Engineered Shear Management Concepts, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Forming Section Water Handling Considerations, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Forming Section Water Handling Considerations, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Rapid Organizational Transformation, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Rapid Organizational Transformation, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

New steambox redefines heating and profiling efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

New steambox redefines heating and profiling efficiency, 2008 PAPERCON Conference