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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2010 Intl' Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

2010 Intl' Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

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Principles of Nanophotonics

Principles of Nanophotonics

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Nanotechnology Understanding Small Systems

Nanotechnology Understanding Small Systems

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2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials Proceedings CD

2011 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials Proceedings CD

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2012 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

2012 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

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New Low Density Polyethylene Products for Improved Throughput, 2012 PLACE Conference

New Low Density Polyethylene Products for Improved Throughput, 2012 PLACE Conference

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The Investments in Forest Industry Transformation Program, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

The Investments in Forest Industry Transformation Program, 2013 IBBC

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Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

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Controlling the Cost of Next Generation Biorefineries, 2012 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Controlling the Cost of Next Generation Biorefineries, 2012 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

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Priceless : discussion of Incentives for biomass fuel products, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Priceless : discussion of Incentives for biomass fuel products, 2013 IBBC

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Two-Stage Fractionation and Fiber Production of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Liquid Fuels and Chemicals, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Two-Stage Fractionation and Fiber Production of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Liquid Fuels and Chemicals, 2013 IBBC

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Upgrading Forest Residues of Douglas-fir through Physical Fractionation for Fermentable Sugar Production, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Upgrading Forest Residues of Douglas-fir through Physical Fractionation for Fermentable Sugar Production, 2013 IBBC

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Microbiological Impact on the Quality of Recycled Food-Packaging Board â?¢ Strategies to Manage Spore Content, PaperCon 2014

Microbiological Impact on the Quality of Recycled Food-Packaging Board • Strategies to Manage Spore Content, PaperCon 2014

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How Did We Get Here? A Century of Coating & Graphic Arts Progress, PaperCon 2015

How Did We Get Here? A Century of Coating & Graphic Arts Progress, PaperCon 2015

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The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape and Blade Geometry on Particle Alignment, PaperCon 2015

The Influence of Pigment Particle Shape and Blade Geometry on Particle Alignment, PaperCon 2015

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New coating concept gives improved barrier properties at reduced coat weight. PaperCon 2015

New coating concept gives improved barrier properties at reduced coat weight. PaperCon 2015

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Pressure pulse measurements for coating and printing, PaperCon 2015

Pressure pulse measurements for coating and printing, PaperCon 2015