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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The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Effects of Change and Change Management on Employee Responses: An Overview of Results from Multiple Studies, 2004 Engineering, Pulping and PCE&I Conference

Effects of Change and Change Management on Employee Responses: An Overview of Results from Multiple Studies, 2004 Engineering, Pulping and PCE&I Conference

New Insights Into Lignin Modification During Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching Sequences (Iv): Modifications in (Ep) and (Eop) Stages, and Its Impacts on the D1 Stage, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&

New Insights Into Lignin Modification During Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching Sequences (Iv): Modifications in (Ep) and (Eop) Stages, and Its Impacts on the D1 Stage, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Cooking Conditions for Eucalyptus cammaldulensis and Populus euphratica with Anthraquinone, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Cooking Conditions for Eucalyptus cammaldulensis and Populus euphratica with Anthraquinone, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Improving Mill Productivity with Advanced Wear Protection Solutions, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Improving Mill Productivity with Advanced Wear Protection Solutions, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Mill Implementation of Troubleshooting Guides to Improve Operations, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Mill Implementation of Troubleshooting Guides to Improve Operations, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Formation of Dissolved High Molecular COD and Lignin in ECF-Bleaching of Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Formation of Dissolved High Molecular COD and Lignin in ECF-Bleaching of Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Wood Supply Strategies to Enhance the Maritime Pine Kraft Pulp Quality, 2004 Engineering, Pulping and PCE&I Conference

Wood Supply Strategies to Enhance the Maritime Pine Kraft Pulp Quality, 2004 Engineering, Pulping and PCE&I Conference

Mill Application of a New Continuous Digester Model, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Mill Application of a New Continuous Digester Model, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

The Use of Magnesium Hydroxide as a Cost Effective Cellulose Protector in the Pressurized Alkaline Peroxide (Eop) Bleaching Stage, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

The Use of Magnesium Hydroxide as a Cost Effective Cellulose Protector in the Pressurized Alkaline Peroxide (Eop) Bleaching Stage, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Outsourcing Maintenance in the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Outsourcing Maintenance in the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Workplace Transformation: Lessons for the Paper Industry, 2004 Engineering, Pulping and PCE&I Conference

Workplace Transformation: Lessons for the Paper Industry, 2004 Engineering, Pulping and PCE&I Conference

Measured Data for Sootblowing Optimization, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Measured Data for Sootblowing Optimization, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Influence of Alkali Charge on Hexenuronic Acid Formation and Pulping Efficiency for Lo-Solids® Cooking of Eucalyptus, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Influence of Alkali Charge on Hexenuronic Acid Formation and Pulping Efficiency for Lo-Solids® Cooking of Eucalyptus, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Evaluation of ECF Bleached SW Kraft Pulps from Mature and Thinning Wood Resources, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Evaluation of ECF Bleached SW Kraft Pulps from Mature and Thinning Wood Resources, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Development of a Sulphur-Free, High-Yield Pulping Process, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Development of a Sulphur-Free, High-Yield Pulping Process, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Energy Monitoring Keeps Cost Down in Louisiana Mill, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Energy Monitoring Keeps Cost Down in Louisiana Mill, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Additional Hybrid Poplars With Papermaking Properties Superior To Aspen, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Additional Hybrid Poplars With Papermaking Properties Superior To Aspen, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Energy Reduction at a Kraft Mill: Examining the Effects of Process Integration, Benchmarking, and Water Reduction, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Energy Reduction at a Kraft Mill: Examining the Effects of Process Integration, Benchmarking, and Water Reduction, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Effects on Pulp Yield and Properties Using Modified Pulping Procedures Involving Sulfur Profiling and Green Liquor Pretreatment, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Effects on Pulp Yield and Properties Using Modified Pulping Procedures Involving Sulfur Profiling and Green Liquor Pretreatment, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference