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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Books
How to Write What People Like to Read

How to Write What People Like to Read

Dictionary of Paper CD-ROM, Fifth Edition

Dictionary of Paper CD-ROM, Fifth Edition

Books
Industrial Environmental Control Pulp and Paper Industry, Second Edition, (Spanish)

Industrial Environmental Control Pulp and Paper Industry, Second Edition, (Spanish)

Books
Current Conditions in the Corrugated Industry, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Current Conditions in the Corrugated Industry, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Books
Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

Comparing Impact of Pretreatment of Aspen and Alfalfa Biomass on Fermentable Sugar Yield, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Comparing Impact of Pretreatment of Aspen and Alfalfa Biomass on Fermentable Sugar Yield, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Production of Ethanol from Forest Residues and Hog Fuel in a Pulp Mill, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Production of Ethanol from Forest Residues and Hog Fuel in a Pulp Mill, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

MATERIALS CHALLENGES IN CONVERTING BIOMASS TO FUELS AND CHEMICALS, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

MATERIALS CHALLENGES IN CONVERTING BIOMASS TO FUELS AND CHEMICALS, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Bioenergy Perspectives from the Petroleum Industry, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Bioenergy Perspectives from the Petroleum Industry, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Compelling Case for Integrated Biorefineries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Compelling Case for Integrated Biorefineries, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Creating value from wood -a working biorefinery, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Creating value from wood -a working biorefinery, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Update on NewPage Integrated Biorefinery Project at Wisonsin Rapids, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Update on NewPage Integrated Biorefinery Project at Wisonsin Rapids, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Verenium Lignocellulosic Enzyme Technologies, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Verenium Lignocellulosic Enzyme Technologies, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

An Overview of the Ho-Purdue Yeast Technology for Cellulosic Ethanol Production, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

An Overview of the Ho-Purdue Yeast Technology for Cellulosic Ethanol Production, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Mascoma Corporation--Corporate Profile and Path to commercialization, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Mascoma Corporation--Corporate Profile and Path to commercialization, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Use of Ligno--bioproducts in the Lime Kiln as Supplemental Fuel, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Use of Ligno--bioproducts in the Lime Kiln as Supplemental Fuel, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Carbon and Energy Management: Innovative approaches for a responsible energy future, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Carbon and Energy Management: Innovative approaches for a responsible energy future, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biomass for Steam and Power, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biomass for Steam and Power, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

BETTING ON BIOREFINERY AND POSITIONING THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY FOR BIOREFINERY SUCCESS, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

BETTING ON BIOREFINERY AND POSITIONING THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY FOR BIOREFINERY SUCCESS, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Manufacturing and Agricultural Residues; Outlook and General Assessment of Forest Residues Potential, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Manufacturing and Agricultural Residues; Outlook and General Assessment of Forest Residues Potential, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference