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
Synthetic paper from plastics, "the PLACE", October 2000

Synthetic paper from plastics, "the PLACE", October 2000

Journal articles
Independently controlled drop size in black liquor sprays into the kraft recovery boiler using effervescent atomization, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

Independently controlled drop size in black liquor sprays into the kraft recovery boiler using effervescent atomization, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

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Evaluation and control of coated paper stiffness, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

Evaluation and control of coated paper stiffness, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

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A model for thawing frozen wood using microwave energy, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

A model for thawing frozen wood using microwave energy, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

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The influence of aluminum gauge on the adhesion, "the PLACE", January 2001

The influence of aluminum gauge on the adhesion, "the PLACE", January 2001

Journal articles
Assessing real-life sealant performance in flexible packaging, "the PLACE", October 2000

Assessing real-life sealant performance in flexible packaging, "the PLACE", October 2000

Journal articles
Modelling managanese removal from pulp fibres during displacement chelation, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

Modelling managanese removal from pulp fibres during displacement chelation, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

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Letter to the editor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Letter to the editor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

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Mechanics of brim forming in paperboard containers â?? an experimental investigation, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Mechanics of brim forming in paperboard containers – an experimental investigation, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Journal articles
Hot melt adhesives comprising crystalline and amorphous polymers, "the PLACE", December 2001

Hot melt adhesives comprising crystalline and amorphous polymers, "the PLACE", December 2001

Journal articles
Use of infrared thermography to improve the melt spinning and processing of polyester fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Use of infrared thermography to improve the melt spinning and processing of polyester fibers, International Nonwovens Journal, December 2001, Vol. 10(4)

Journal articles
The impact of biocides on the sizing of fine papers, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

The impact of biocides on the sizing of fine papers, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

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Study on ultraviolet cured hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives for windshield stickers, "the PLACE", December 2001

Study on ultraviolet cured hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives for windshield stickers, "the PLACE", December 2001

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The fate of hexenuronic acid groups during kraft pulping of hardwoods, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

The fate of hexenuronic acid groups during kraft pulping of hardwoods, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

Journal articles
A dynamic model of pressure screen hydraulics, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

A dynamic model of pressure screen hydraulics, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Journal articles
Liquor-to-liquor differences in combusion and gassification processes: dust composition and melting properties, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

Liquor-to-liquor differences in combusion and gassification processes: dust composition and melting properties, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

Journal articles
Removal of Manganese from Pulp Fibers with MGSO4 in a Displacement System, 2001 TAPPI PEER-REVEIWED PAPERS/ SOLUTIONS!, 2001 December VOL. 84: NO.12 [01DECSO39B.pdf]

Removal of manganese from pulp fibers with mgso4 in a displacement system, Solutions!, December 2001, Vol. 84(12)

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Whitewater clarification using a dual flocculation/ultrasonic method, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Whitewater clarification using a dual flocculation/ultrasonic method, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

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PEOPLE ON THE MOVE, December 2001 SOLUTIONS! [01DECSO11.pdf]

People on the move, Solutions!, December 2001, Vol. 84(12)

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Reactive barrier films, "the PLACE", September 2000

Reactive barrier films, "the PLACE", September 2000