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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Novel Method for Creating Biocides from Process Waters, 2012 PaperCon Conference

Novel Method for Creating Biocides from Process Waters, 2012 PaperCon Conference

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

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

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

Technical information papers
Bleach plant washer efficiency guide, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-23 (2013)

Bleach plant washer efficiency guide, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-23 (2013)

Technical information papers
Viscosity of Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-17 (2002)

Viscosity of Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-17 (2002)

Technical information papers
Vapor Pressure of Sulfur Dioxide Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-11 (2002)

Vapor Pressure of Sulfur Dioxide Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-11 (2002)

Technical information papers
Viscosity of Liquid Chlorine, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-05 (2002)

Viscosity of Liquid Chlorine, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-05 (2002)

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Heat of Vaporization of Liquid Chlorine, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-04 (2002)

Heat of Vaporization of Liquid Chlorine, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-04 (2002)

Technical information papers
Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide, Ca(HSO3)2 Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-07 (2002)

Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide, Ca(HSO3)2 Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-07 (2002)

Technical information papers
Vapor Pressure of Water and Sulfur Dioxide Above Sodium Bisulfite Solutions (25 Degrees C), Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-12 (2002)

Vapor Pressure of Water and Sulfur Dioxide Above Sodium Bisulfite Solutions (25 Degrees C), Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-12 (2002)

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

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

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Vapor Pressure of Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-16 (2002)

Vapor Pressure of Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-16 (2002)

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Density of Aqueous Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-14 (2002)

Density of Aqueous Sodium Carbonate Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-14 (2002)

Technical information papers
Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide in Magnesium Bisulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-09 (2002)

Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide in Magnesium Bisulfite Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-09 (2002)

Technical information papers
Physical and Chemical Properties of Magnesia-Base Pulping Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-04 (2002)

Physical and Chemical Properties of Magnesia-Base Pulping Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-04 (2002)