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
Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials

Books
Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry Vision and Technology Road Map

Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry Vision and Technology Road Map

Books
Wood Quality Factors in Loblolly Pine

Wood Quality Factors in Loblolly Pine

Liberation and Characterization of Cellulose Nanocrystals, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Liberation and Characterization of Cellulose Nanocrystals, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology: A US Forest Service Perspective, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Nanotechnology: A US Forest Service Perspective, 2008 PAPERCON Conference

Carbon Nanofiber Arrays: Cell Penetrant Probes for Manipulation and Monitoring of Molecular Scale Events, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Carbon Nanofiber Arrays: Cell Penetrant Probes for Manipulation and Monitoring of Molecular Scale Events, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

From Nano to Paper Machine Scale, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

From Nano to Paper Machine Scale, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology and Occupational Safety and Health: What Do We Know?, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology and Occupational Safety and Health: What Do We Know?, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Thermoplastic Nanocomposite Based on Cellulose Nanocrystals and PET/PTT Blends, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Thermoplastic Nanocomposite Based on Cellulose Nanocrystals and PET/PTT Blends, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

A Novel Method for Carbon Nanotube Production and the Mechanisms Involved, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

A Novel Method for Carbon Nanotube Production and the Mechanisms Involved, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

USEPAâ??s Nanotechnology Research Program:Environmental Applications and Implications, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

USEPA’s Nanotechnology Research Program:Environmental Applications and Implications, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanomanufacturing R&D Opportunities, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanomanufacturing R&D Opportunities, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology in Food Packaging, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology in Food Packaging, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology for Soldier Rations: Packaging for the Military, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Nanotechnology for Soldier Rations: Packaging for the Military, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Crystallinity and Hydrolysis of Cellulose Nanofilms, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Crystallinity and Hydrolysis of Cellulose Nanofilms, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanomechanical Properties of Wood Cell Walls as Affected by Wood Processing, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanomechanical Properties of Wood Cell Walls as Affected by Wood Processing, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

A Nanotechnology-Driven, Computer-Controlled, Highly Sustainable Process for Making Paper and Board Maximizing Coast Efficiency of Digital Printing, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for

A Nanotechnology-Driven, Computer-Controlled, Highly Sustainable Process for Making Paper and Board Maximizing Coast Efficiency of Digital Printing, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry