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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Binders & Additives Anthology CD-ROM

Binders & Additives Anthology CD

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Repulpability of splices/splicing tape, Useful Method UM 213 (2012)

Repulpability of splices/splicing tape, Useful Method UM 213 (2012)

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Anthraquinone Pulping: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

Anthraquinone Pulping: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

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Recycled Paper Technology: An Anthology of Published Papers

Recycled Paper Technology: An Anthology of Published Papers

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Elemental Chlorine Free Bleaching: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

Elemental Chlorine Free Bleaching: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers

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Safety First - First in Safety: The AK Steel Story, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

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The Fifth International Conference On Flexible Packaging Proceedings CD-ROM - English Version

The Fifth International Conference On Flexible Packaging Proceedings CD-ROM - English Version

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The Fifth International Conference On Flexible Packaging Proceedings CD-ROM - Portuguese Version

The Fifth International Conference On Flexible Packaging Proceedings CD-ROM - Portuguese Version

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The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

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2009 Specialty Papers Conference Proceedings CD

2009 Specialty Papers Conference Proceedings CD

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High Performance Coated Nonwovens For Outdoor Structures, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

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2010 Intl' Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

2010 Intl' Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

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Nanotechnology Understanding Small Systems

Nanotechnology Understanding Small Systems

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Principles of Nanophotonics

Principles of Nanophotonics

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Effect Of Time, Temperature, And Draw Down On Interlayer Peel Strength During Coextrusion Coating, Film Casting and Film Blowing, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposiu

Effect Of Time, Temperature, And Draw Down On Interlayer Peel Strength During Coextrusion Coating, Film Casting and Film Blowing, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

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2009 Int'l Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

2009 Int'l Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

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2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

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Biological Sciences in the Pulp and Paper Industry - The Industryâ??s Viewpoint, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Biological Sciences in the Pulp and Paper Industry - The Industry’s Viewpoint, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

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2014 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Flash Drive

2014 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Flash Drive

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2009 Int'l Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2009 Int'l Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference Proceedings CD-ROM