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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Technical information papers
Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Nonwood Fiber Raw Materials and the Biorefinery, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Nonwood Fiber Raw Materials and the Biorefinery, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Creating value from wood -a working biorefinery, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Creating value from wood -a working biorefinery, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Develop New Product Features, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Develop New Product Features, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Bioconversion of Agricultural Byproducts to Value-Added MaterialsBioconversion of Agricultural Byproducts to Value-Added Materials

Bioconversion of Agricultural Byproducts to Value-Added MaterialsBioconversion of Agricultural Byproducts to Value-Added Materials

Biochemical System Opportunities for Pulp Mills, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biochemical System Opportunities for Pulp Mills, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Purpose Grown Trees as an Economical and Sustainable Feedsto

Purpose Grown Trees as an Economical and Sustainable Feedstock Source for Bioenergy Production, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Producing Raw Material for the Biomass Energy Markets, 2009

Producing Raw Material for the Biomass Energy Markets, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Biomass Gasification Options to Maximize Resource Use Effici

Biomass Gasification Options to Maximize Resource Use Efficiency, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
The Effects of Increased Pressure on the Reaction Kinetics o

The Effects of Increased Pressure on the Reaction Kinetics of Biomass Pyrolysis and Combustion, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Survey of Thermochemical Technologies, 2009 International Bi

Survey of Thermochemical Technologies, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Catalytic Conversion of Renewable Plant Sugars to Fungible L

Catalytic Conversion of Renewable Plant Sugars to Fungible Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels Using the BioFormingÿ Process, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Impacts of Renewable Energy Demand, 2009 International Bioen

Impacts of Renewable Energy Demand, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Biofuels...from Grow to Go!, 2009 International Bioenergy an

Biofuels...from Grow to Go!, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Deployment of Third-Generation Cellulosic Biorefineries, 200

Deployment of Third-Generation Cellulosic Biorefineries, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Bio-refining Pine Chemicals: Science, Innovation and Policy:

Bio-refining Pine Chemicals: Science, Innovation and Policy: Intelligent Sustainable Chemical Solutions, 2012 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
INEOS Bio Commercialization of Cellulosic BiofuelsFrom Waste

INEOS Bio Commercialization of Cellulosic BiofuelsFrom Waste, 2013 IBBC

Conference papers
Hot Water Extraction and Subsequent Kraft Pulping of Pine Ch

Hot Water Extraction and Subsequent Kraft Pulping of Pine Chips, 2012 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Furfural from DDG Co-production of Feed and Furfural from Dr

Furfural from DDG Co-production of Feed and Furfural from Dried Distillers’ Grains to Improve Corn Ethanol Profitability, 2013 IBBC

Conference papers
NARA: PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO ADVANCE THE FOREST PRO

NARA: PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO ADVANCE THE FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY, 2013 IBBC