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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Process Control Fundamentals for the Pulp and Paper Industry

Process Control Fundamentals for the Pulp and Paper Industry

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Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

Flexographic Terms: A Glossary of Terms Used in Flexographic Printing on Corrugated Board

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High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

High Purity Pulps: Testing, Accessibility and Reactivity

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Retention of Fines and Fillers During Papermaking

Retention of Fines and Fillers During Papermaking

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Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills eBook

Maintenance Painting of Steel Structures in Pulp and Paper Mills eBook

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Paper Machine Quality Control Systems - Volume 1: Measurement Systems and Product Variability

Paper Machine Quality Control Systems - Volume 1: Measurement Systems and Product Variability

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Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

Productivity Improvements in Rotary Die Cut Stackers

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Language of Business, Volume II

Language of Business, Volume II

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Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process

Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process

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Paper: An Engineered Stochastic Structure

Paper: An Engineered Stochastic Structure

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Ensuring Workplace Competence: Developing Training and Certification Materials for Todayâ??s Empowered Workforce

Ensuring Workplace Competence: Developing Training and Certification Materials for Today’s Empowered Workforce

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The Pulp & Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series

The Pulp & Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series

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Corrugated Adhesives Preparation, Fifth Edition

Corrugated Adhesives Preparation, Fifth Edition

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The Pulp and Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series: Volume 2: Paper Manufacturing

The Pulp and Paper Technology Advanced Workforce Training and Education Series: Volume 2: Paper Manufacturing

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Pulp Bleaching: Principles and Practice

Pulp Bleaching: Principles and Practice

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Paper Coating Viscoelasticity and its Significance in Blade Coating

Paper Coating Viscoelasticity and its Significance in Blade Coating

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Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Processes Revised Edition

Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Processes Revised Edition

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Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, Second Edition, revised and updated

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Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

Pulp & Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook

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Coating Processes, The

Coating Processes, The