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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Pretreatment Before Oxygen Delignification of Bisulphite Pulp, 1990 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Pretreatment Before Oxygen Delignification of Bisulphite Pulp, 1990 Pulping Conference Proceedings

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Fractionation Prior to Flotation - A New Approach for Deinking Technology, 1990 Pulping Conference Proceedings

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AVAP® Fractionation Process •The Excellent Platform for Biorefineries, 2015 IBBC

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Biomass Availability, Costs, and Market Developments in the

Biomass Availability, Costs, and Market Developments in the US South, 2015 IBBC

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HOW BRAZILIAN PULP MILLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE?, 2015

HOW BRAZILIAN PULP MILLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE?, 2015 IBBC

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Utilization of Pellets in USA and Europe, 2015 International

Utilization of Pellets in USA and Europe, 2015 IBBC

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Boiler MACT Regulatory Update, 2015 PEERS Conference

Boiler MACT Regulatory Update, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Forest Biomass, 2015 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts

Forest Biomass, 2015 IBBC

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Nanotechnology - How to Think “Inside the Box”, 2015 CorrExp

Nanotechnology - How to Think “Inside the Box”, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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High Titer Ethanol Production from Forest Residue Using Sulf

High Titer Ethanol Production from Forest Residue Using Sulfite Mill Pulping Chemistry, 2015 IBBC

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Computer-to-Belt - Direct Laser-Engraved Ultra HD Flexo Preprint, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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An Update on Consistency Transmitter Measurement Technology & Process Considerations, 2015 PEERS Conference

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The new reburnedlime analyzer for residual carbonate testing, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Camera Monitoring For Corrugated Case Production, 2015 CorrE

Camera Monitoring For Corrugated Case Production, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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Pulping/Bleaching Chemical Recovery Development Needs, 2015

Pulping/Bleaching Chemical Recovery Development Needs, 2015 PEERS Conference

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Techno? Economic Analyses of a Co?

Techno? Economic Analyses of a Co? Located Succinic Acid Plant with a Kraft Pulp Mill, 2015 IBBC

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NEW Roll Cleaning Technology - Laser Cleaning Systems, 2015

NEW Roll Cleaning Technology - Laser Cleaning Systems, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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STEAM NETWORK CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION, 2015 PEERS Conferenc

STEAM NETWORK CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION, 2015 PEERS Conference

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A simple indicator paper approach to recycle mill stickie control, 2015 PEERS Conference

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The optimal use of forestland to meet the 2°C target: BECCS

The optimal use of forestland to meet the 2°C target: BECCS vs. REDD, 2015 IBBC