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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Journal articles
Nonwoven uniformity â?? measurements using image analysis, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (42KB)

Nonwoven uniformity — measurements using image analysis, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (42KB)

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Nonwoven patents, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (42KB)

Nonwoven patents, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (42KB)

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A comparison of needlepunch nonwoven fabrics made from poly(trimethylene terephthalate) and poly(ethylene terephthalate) staple fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (247KB

A comparison of needlepunch nonwoven fabrics made from poly(trimethylene terephthalate) and poly(ethylene terephthalate) staple fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (247KB)

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Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (24KB)

Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (24KB)

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STM committee update, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (19KB)

STM committee update, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (19KB)

Journal articles
Polymeric nanofibers and nanofiber webs: a new class of nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (581KB)

Polymeric nanofibers and nanofiber webs: a new class of nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (581KB)

Magazine articles
The nonwoven web, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (88KB)

The nonwoven web, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (88KB)

Journal articles
Fiberglass vs. synthetic air filtration media, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (919KB)

Fiberglass vs. synthetic air filtration media, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (919KB)

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Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (37KB)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (37KB)

Journal articles
Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (87KB)

Worldwide abstracts and reviews, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (87KB)

Journal articles
Nonwovens web, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (24KB)

Nonwovens web, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (24KB)

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Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (24KB)

Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (24KB)

Journal articles
Texture evolution in hydroentangled nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (379KB)

Texture evolution in hydroentangled nonwovens, International Nonwovens Journal, April 2003, Vol. 12(1) (379KB)

Magazine articles
Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (52KB)

Researcher's toolbox, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (52KB)

Magazine articles
Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (65KB)

Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (65KB)

Journal articles
Role of fiber morphology in thermal bonding, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (968KB)

Role of fiber morphology in thermal bonding, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2002, Vol. 11(3) (968KB)

Journal articles
In-plane liquid distribution in nonwoven fabrics: part 2 â?? simulation, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2003, Vol. 12(2) (854KB)

In-plane liquid distribution in nonwoven fabrics: part 2 — simulation, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2003, Vol. 12(2) (854KB)

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Computational modeling of protective clothing, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (1489KB)

Computational modeling of protective clothing, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (1489KB)

Journal articles
Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (52KB)

Technology watch, International Nonwovens Journal, October 2003, Vol. 12(3) (52KB)

Magazine articles
Nonwovens Patents, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2003, Vol. 12(2) (418KB)

Nonwovens Patents, International Nonwovens Journal, July 2003, Vol. 12(2) (418KB)