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 [email protected]. 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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Webinars
BEAM-- A Model to Assess Biomass Energy Availability Transport Options and Delivery Costs

The Energy Information Administration projects that biomass usage in the power sector alone will increase by a factor of five over the next 25 years.

Low Alkali Deinking of ONP/OMG â?¢ A New Strategy for Changing Times, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Low Alkali Deinking of ONP/OMG • A New Strategy for Changing Times, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Conference papers
Keys to Successful Biorefinery Deployment, 2009 Internationa

Keys to Successful Biorefinery Deployment, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Journal articles
Flexible pretreatment technology supports production of biobased co-products at pulp and paper mills, TAPPI JOURNAL 2015 March - 15MAR179

Flexible pretreatment technology supports production of biobased co-products at pulp and paper mills, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2015

Journal articles
Guest Editorial: Forest Biorefining = ? Biobased Materials/Chemicals + Biofuels + Biogas + Biopower, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2012

Guest Editorial: Forest Biorefining = ? Biobased Materials/Chemicals + Biofuels + Biogas + Biopower, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2012

Journal articles
Rheology and extrusion of high-solids biomass, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2011

Rheology and extrusion of high-solids biomass, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2011

Journal articles
Editorial: TJ editorial board members review 2013 PEERS, IBBC and Research Forum on Recycling, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2013

Editorial: TJ editorial board members review 2013 PEERS, IBBC and Research Forum on Recycling, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2013

TAPPI News
Two Weeks and Counting Until IBBC 2017

The Countdown has started. IBBC 2017 kicks off in just over two weeks and you don’t want to miss it. Gain the industry knowledge you need to be successful in this growing bioeconomy.

TAPPI News
Nonwovens Professionals Have a Great Opportunity at NETInc 2018

Nonwovens Professionals have a great opportunity to share their industry knowledge and expertise at NETInc 2018, the only nonwovens technical conference developed by engineers and technologists to help nonwovens professionals understand the science and how it impacts the market. Be part of this global event and submit your abstract by October 6, 2017

TAPPI News
Latest Innovations in Bioproducts and Bioeconomy Unveiled at IBBC 2017

As world population continues to grow exponentially, renewable biological resources are becoming ever more essential.

TAPPI News
Current Trends and Forecasts Discussed at IBBC 2017

TAPPI’s International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) offers professionals insight into industry trends and forecasts as well as new technologies and innovations. Don’t miss your opportunity to gain vital industry knowledge necessary for success in the growing bioeconomy.

TAPPI News
Rising Young Leaders Present Posters at IBBC 2017

Students and Young Professionals are the future of our emerging bioeconomy.  Their continued education and growth is vital to the success of the industry.  TAPPI’s International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) offers these young leaders the opportunity to learn about new technologies as well as receive invaluable industry exposure and input on their research projects.  Plan on attending IBBC’s Rapid Fire Showcase and Student Poster Session & Competition and meet the future of the industry.

TAPPI News
Exclusive Interview with IBBC Keynote, Mark DeAndrea of Domtar

IBBC’s keynote, Mark DeAndrea, Vice President and Business Unit Leader- BioMaterials at Domtar, shared his insights on bioenergy and biorefining during an exclusive interview with TAPPI's Paper 360°. Read what he had to say about the future of the industry.

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: Improve Recovery and Recycling of Waste Wood and Fiber Products, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Improve Recovery and Recycling of Waste Wood and Fiber Products, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental 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

TAPPI News
IBBC Offers Students and YPs Opportunities to Advance Careers

As the bioeconomy continues its rapid growth, more and more companies are looking to hire young professionals with knowledge of the latest technologies, processes and methods available in the industry.  TAPPI’s 2017 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) offers young professionals and students the opportunity to gain that knowledge through its comprehensive technical program led by experts in the industry as well as gives them the opportunity to network with industry leaders and gain valuable exposure.  Are you ready to boost your career this year?  Register for IBBC 2017.

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

Journal articles
Green? Natural Gas from Paper Mill Sludge, Paper360° March/April 2011

“Green” Natural Gas from Paper Mill Sludge, Paper360º March/April 2011