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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Evaluating Repulpapility and Recyclability of a Blend of Post-Consumer Quick-Service Paper Packaging Material with Specified Fiber Grades at Readily Available Mill Types Utilizing Newly Developed Stan

Evaluating Repulpapility and Recyclability of a Blend of Post-Consumer Quick-Service Paper Packaging Material with Specified Fiber Grades at Readily Available Mill Types Utilizing Newly Developed Standards, 2012 PEERS Conference

New Test Method for Scale Removal and Development of Digester Scale Inhibitors, 2013 PEERS Conference

New Test Method for Scale Removal and Development of Digester Scale Inhibitors, 2013 PEERS Conference

Development of Laboratory Wet Creping Method to Evaluate and Control Pulp Quality for Tissue, PaperCon 2014

Development of Laboratory Wet Creping Method to Evaluate and Control Pulp Quality for Tissue, PaperCon 2014

Presentation Of A Dry Black Liquor Gasification Process With Direct Caustisization, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Presentation Of A Dry Black Liquor Gasification Process With Direct Caustisization, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Books
Kraft Pulping, Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process and Kraft Recovery Boilers. Trio-Bundle

Kraft Pulping, Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process and Kraft Recovery Boilers. Trio-Bundle

Books
The Bleaching of Pulp

The Bleaching of Pulp, Fifth Edition

Simulation of fatigue related variables in wood grinding, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conf(1)

Simulation of fatigue related variables in wood grinding, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Alternative Alkalis in Peroxide Bleaching of Mechanical Pulp, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping (1)

Alternative Alkalis in Peroxide Bleaching of Mechanical Pulp, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Fatigue treatment of wood by high-frequency cyclic loading, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Fatigue treatment of wood by high-frequency cyclic loading, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

On Mechanical Pulp Production for Wood-Containing High-Brightness Paper Grades, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

On Mechanical Pulp Production for Wood-Containing High-Brightness Paper Grades, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Technical information papers
Sulfur Burner Gas Strength Volume, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-01 (2002)

Sulfur Burner Gas Strength Volume, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-01 (2002)

Technical information papers
Boiling Point Rise of Spent Sulfite Liquors, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-21 (2002)

Boiling Point Rise of Spent Sulfite Liquors, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-21 (2002)

Technical information papers
Relative Enthalpy (Heat Content) of Sodium Hydroxide Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-08 (2002)

Relative Enthalpy (Heat Content) of Sodium Hydroxide Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-08 (2002)

Technical information papers
Density of Aqueous Sodium Bicarbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-13 (2002)

Density of Aqueous Sodium Bicarbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-13 (2002)

Technical information papers
Density of Aqueous Sodium Sulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-18 (2002)

Density of Aqueous Sodium Sulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-18 (2002)

Technical information papers
Density of Milk of Lime Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-05 (2002)

Density of Milk of Lime Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-05 (2002)

Technical information papers
Viscosity of a Neutral Sulfite Spent Liquor (Ostwald Capillary Viscometer), Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-23 (2002)

Viscosity of a Neutral Sulfite Spent Liquor (Ostwald Capillary Viscometer), Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-23 (2002)

Technical information papers
Sulfite Waste Liquor Concentration, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-19 (2002)

Sulfite Waste Liquor Concentration, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-19 (2002)

Technical information papers
Specific Gravity of Sodium Chloride Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-10 (2002)

Specific Gravity of Sodium Chloride Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-10 (2002)

Technical information papers
Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-06 (2002)

Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-06 (2002)