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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A Case Study on the Effects of Lignin Recovery on Recovery Boiler Operation, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

A Case Study on the Effects of Lignin Recovery on Recovery Boiler Operation, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

The Effect of Modified Alkaline Pulping of Southern Pine, Integrated with Hemicellulose Pre-extraction on Pulp Properties, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Effect of Modified Alkaline Pulping of Southern Pine, Integrated with Hemicellulose Pre-extraction on Pulp Properties, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Influence of plasma coating on fluid absorption into pigment-coated paper, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Influence of plasma coating on fluid absorption into pigment-coated paper, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Improving Bark-Fired Boiler Operation With the Use of An Over-Grate Burner, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Improving Bark-Fired Boiler Operation With the Use of An Over-Grate Burner, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Increase the Supply of High-Quality Fiber and Low-Cost Biomass, (power point) 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Increase the Supply of High-Quality Fiber and Low-Cost Biomass, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Conference papers
10NANO56

Federally-funded Nanotechnology Research in the United States, 2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

The Influence of PCC Filler on Near-Infrared Scattering, Abs

The Influence of PCC Filler on Near-Infrared Scattering, Absorption and Residual Ink Measurement Error

Journal articles
Fracture of toner due to paper swelling, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1999, Vol. 82(5)

Fracture of toner due to paper swelling, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1999, Vol. 82(5)

Journal articles
Printing and finishing among hot roundtable topics, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1992, Vol. 75(4)

Printing and finishing among hot roundtable topics, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1992, Vol. 75(4)

Journal articles
A batch light-scattering study of microgel formation in film resins, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1999, Vol. 82(6)

A batch light-scattering study of microgel formation in film resins, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 1999, Vol. 82(6)

Journal articles
On-line measurement of ozone consumption rate during high-consistency bleaching, TAPPI JOURNAL, October 1999, Vol. 82(10)

On-line measurement of ozone consumption rate during high-consistency bleaching, TAPPI JOURNAL, October 1999, Vol. 82(10)

Journal articles
Genetic variation of juvenile wood properties in a loblolly pine progeny test, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 2003 (235KB)

Genetic variation of juvenile wood properties in a loblolly pine progeny test, Solutions! & TAPPI JOURNAL, December 2003 (235KB)

Journal articles
Chlorine dioxide bleaching of single species samples of three hardwood kraft pulps: oak, maple and gum, TAPPI JOURNAL, October 1999, Vol. 82(10)

Chlorine dioxide bleaching of single species samples of three hardwood kraft pulps: oak, maple and gum, TAPPI JOURNAL, October 1999, Vol. 82(10)

Journal articles
Recovery of sulfur from spent semichemical pulping liquors, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1992, Vol. 75(7)

Recovery of sulfur from spent semichemical pulping liquors, TAPPI JOURNAL, July 1992, Vol. 75(7)

Journal articles
Mimosa (Albizia Julibrissin) Pulping and Papermaking Properties, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 2007

Mimosa (Albizia Julibrissin) Pulping and Papermaking Properties, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 2007

Journal articles
Impulse drying of board grades: converting trials, TAPPI JOURNAL, October 2000, Vol. 83(10)

Impulse drying of board grades: converting trials, TAPPI JOURNAL, October 2000, Vol. 83(10)

Journal articles
Factors controlling the passage of fibers through slots, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1998, Vol. 81(5)

Factors controlling the passage of fibers through slots, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1998, Vol. 81(5)

Journal articles
Treatment of Bleaching Effluent From the Pulp and Paper Industry by Photcatalytic Oxidation, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 2007

Treatment of Bleaching Effluent From the Pulp and Paper Industry by Photcatalytic Oxidation, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 2007

Journal articles
Dynamic modeling of agitated pulp stock chests, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 2003, Vol. 2(9) (398KB)

Dynamic modeling of agitated pulp stock chests, TAPPI JOURNAL, September 2003, Vol. 2(9) (398KB)

Journal articles
Pulp bleaching with manganese peroxidase and xylanase: a synergistic effect, TAPPI JOURNAL, October 2000, Vol. 83(10)

Pulp bleaching with manganese peroxidase and xylanase: a synergistic effect, TAPPI JOURNAL, October 2000, Vol. 83(10)