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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Editorial: TAPPI JOURNAL 2014 Best Research Paper Award highlights potential of cavitation-jet deinking, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2015

Editorial: TAPPI JOURNAL 2014 Best Research Paper Award highlights potential of cavitation-jet deinking, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2015

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Fractionation of epidermal cells from wheat straw pulp by flotation 15APR229

Fractionation of epidermal cells from wheat straw pulp by flotation, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2015

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Measurement of free lime content

Measurement of free lime content, TAPPI JOURNAL July 2015

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Characterization of refined papermaking pulps using hydrodynamic parameters from filtration analysis, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Characterization of refined papermaking pulps using hydrodynamic parameters from filtration analysis, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

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Facile preparation of nanofiller-paper using mixed office paper without deinking, TAPPI JOURNAL 2015 March - 15MAR167

Facile preparation of nanofiller-paper using mixed office paper without deinking, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2015

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Multistage fiber fractionation of softwood chemical pulp through smooth-hole screen cylinders and its effects on paper properties 15APR259

Multistage fiber fractionation of softwood chemical pulp through smooth-hole screen cylinders and its effects on paper properties, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2015

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The influence of strain rate and pulp properties on the stre(1)

The influence of strain rate and pulp properties on the stress-strain curve and relaxation rate of wet paper, TAPPI JOURNAL August 2015

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A comparison of five optical surface topography measurement methods 15-Jan-27

A comparison of five optical surface topography measurement methods, TAPPI JOURNAL January 2015

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Fractionation by micro-hole pressure screening and hydrocyclone applied to deinking line rationalization and future manufacturing concept 15APR268

Fractionation by micro-hole pressure screening and hydrocyclone applied to deinking line rationalization and future manufacturing concept, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2015

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2015 TAPPI Centennial Celebration, TAPPI JOURNAL 2015 March - 15MAR100

2015 TAPPI Centennial CelebrationHonoring Our Past, Inspiring Our Future, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2015

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Bridging chemical dosage, mixing quality, and variability in paper sheets, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Bridging chemical dosage, mixing quality, and variability in paper sheets, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

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Impact of wood chip leaching pretreatment on wood chemical composition 15-Jan-09

Impact of wood chip leaching pretreatment on wood chemical composition, TAPPI JOURNAL January 2015

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Some observations towards improved predictive models for box

Some observations towards improved predictive models for box compression strength, TAPPI JOURNAL August 2015

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Guest Editorial: Highlighting the role of fluid mechanics, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Guest Editorial: Highlighting the role of fluid mechanics, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

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Fast evaluation of spatial coating layer formation using ult

Fast evaluation of spatial coating layer formation using ultraviolet scanner imaging, TAPPI JOURNAL August 2015

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Analysis of the effects of pressure profile, furnish, and microfibrillated cellulose on the dewatering of papermaking furnishes, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Analysis of the effects of pressure profile, furnish, and microfibrillated cellulose on the dewatering of papermaking furnishes, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

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Review of currently available technology for the conversion of woody biomass o value-added products 15MAR160

Review of currently available technology for the conversion of woody biomass to value-added products, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2015

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Editorial: Dr. Josesph Genco: “The strength of this industr

Editorial: Dr. Josesph Genco: “The strength of this industry is its people”, TAPPI JOURNAL June 2015

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Effects of titanium dioxide as direct causticization agent o

Effects of titanium dioxide as direct causticization agent on the pyrolysis and steam gasification characteristics of straw black liquor solid, TAPPI JOURNAL June 2015

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Computer modeling as tools to estimate the impact of fuel ty

Computer modeling as tools to estimate the impact of fuel type on the capacity rating of lime kilns, TAPPI JOURNAL July 2015