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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Journal articles
Environmental compatibility of effluents of aspen biomechanical pulps, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1994, Vol. 77(1)

Environmental compatibility of effluents of aspen biomechanical pulps, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1994, Vol. 77(1)

Journal articles
Chemical reduction of aox and cod from hardwood kraft chlorination-stage effluent, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1994, Vol. 77(1)

Chemical reduction of aox and cod from hardwood kraft chlorination-stage effluent, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1994, Vol. 77(1)

Magazine articles
Impact of environment on corrosion of electric and electronic devices, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1994, Vol. 77(9)

Impact of environment on corrosion of electric and electronic devices, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1994, Vol. 77(9)

Journal articles
The dagbladet full-scale printing trials, part 1: methodology of trial runs, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1994, Vol. 77(1)

The dagbladet full-scale printing trials, part 1: methodology of trial runs, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1994, Vol. 77(1)

Journal articles
Effect of enzyme pretreatment on ozone bleaching, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

Effect of enzyme pretreatment on ozone bleaching, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

Journal articles
Kinetics of oxygen bleaching mediated by electrochemically generated ferricyanide, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

Kinetics of oxygen bleaching mediated by electrochemically generated ferricyanide, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

Journal articles
Predicting print mottle: a method of differentiating between three types of mottle, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

Predicting print mottle: a method of differentiating between three types of mottle, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1994, Vol. 77(7)

Journal articles
Characterization of Effluent Fractions from ClO2 and Cl2 Bleaching of Unbleached and O2 -Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulps, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1994, Vol. 77(9)

Characterization of Effluent Fractions from ClO2 and Cl2 Bleaching of Unbleached and O2 -Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulps, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 1994, Vol. 77(9)

Journal articles
Pilot-plant experience with ozone in tcf bleaching of eucalypt pulp, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Pilot-plant experience with ozone in tcf bleaching of eucalypt pulp, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Journal articles
Optimized oxygen bleaching of kraft pulp treated with nitrogen dioxide, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Optimized oxygen bleaching of kraft pulp treated with nitrogen dioxide, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Journal articles
Activated sludge treatment of tmp mill effluents part 2: biokinetic parameters and effluent treatment strategies, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Activated sludge treatment of tmp mill effluents part 2: biokinetic parameters and effluent treatment strategies, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Journal articles
Activated sludge treatment of tmp mill effluents part 1: effluent characterization and treatability study, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Activated sludge treatment of tmp mill effluents part 1: effluent characterization and treatability study, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Journal articles
Catalytic oxygen bleaching of wood pulp with metal porphyrin and phthalocyanine complexes, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Catalytic oxygen bleaching of wood pulp with metal porphyrin and phthalocyanine complexes, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Journal articles
Formation of polychlorinated phenolic compounds during high chlorine dioxide substitution bleaching: part 1: laboratory investigation, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Formation of polychlorinated phenolic compounds during high chlorine dioxide substitution bleaching: part 1: laboratory investigation, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Journal articles
Formation of polychlorinated phenolic compounds during high chlorine dioxide substitution bleaching part 3: mill trial results, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Formation of polychlorinated phenolic compounds during high chlorine dioxide substitution bleaching part 3: mill trial results, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Journal articles
Effects of boundary geometries on cfd simulations of recovery furnace char beds, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Effects of boundary geometries on cfd simulations of recovery furnace char beds, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1994, Vol. 77(8)

Journal articles
Multi-scale simulation of paperboard edge wicking using a fiber-resolving virtual paper model, TAPPI JOURNAL June 2012

Multi-scale simulation of paperboard edge wicking using a fiber-resolving virtual paper model, TAPPI JOURNAL June 2012

Journal articles
Bleaching Mixed Office Waste to High Brightness, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1994, Vol. 77(3)

Bleaching Mixed Office Waste to High Brightness, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 1994, Vol. 77(3)

Journal articles
3-D Computational Simulation of Paper Handsheet Structure and Prediction of Apparent Density, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2009

3-D Computational Simulation of Paper Handsheet Structure and Prediction of Apparent Density, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2009

Journal articles
Decreasing specific energy of thermomechanical pulps from reduction of raw materials variability, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2009

Decreasing specific energy of thermomechanical pulps from reduction of raw materials variability, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2009