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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Millwide System Interfacing as Experienced at Mead Escanaba, 1991 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Millwide System Interfacing as Experienced at Mead Escanaba, 1991 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Material Substitution to Reduce Mercury Concentrations in Pulp and Paper Industry Final Effluents, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Material Substitution to Reduce Mercury Concentrations in Pulp and Paper Industry Final Effluents, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Conference papers
The Development and Validation of a Low-Temperature Black Liquor Gasifier Model for Use in Wingems©, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Development and Validation of a Low-Temperature Black Liquor Gasifier Model for Use in Wingems©, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Conference papers
Problem Solving at the Mill Level â??Optimizing Mill Operations Utilizing Inter-Departmental Teams, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Problem Solving at the Mill Level –Optimizing Mill Operations Utilizing Inter-Departmental Teams, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Development Effort in Monitoring of Colloidal Organic Solids, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Envir(1)

Development Effort in Monitoring of Colloidal Organic Solids, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Conference papers
Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Recovery Boilers/Pulp Mills â?? Scandinavian Perspective, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Recovery Boilers/Pulp Mills – Scandinavian Perspective, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Conference papers
Treatment of Lime Slaker Grit and Green Liquor Dregs â?? Current Practice, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Treatment of Lime Slaker Grit and Green Liquor Dregs – Current Practice, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Conference papers
DBI Bleaching of Recycled Fibers for the Production of Towel and Napkin Grades, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

DBI Bleaching of Recycled Fibers for the Production of Towel and Napkin Grades, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Conference papers
Alkaline Sulfite Pulping and its Integration with the RTI Absorbtion Technology, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Alkaline Sulfite Pulping and its Integration with the RTI Absorbtion Technology, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Conference papers
Bleach Plant Materials, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Bleach Plant Materials, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Conference papers
Application of Fundamental Principles to Mineral Scale Reduction â?? Case Studies, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Application of Fundamental Principles to Mineral Scale Reduction – Case Studies, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Conference papers
§112 General Provisions Requirements for Boiler MACT Compliance, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

§112 General Provisions Requirements for Boiler MACT Compliance, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Improving the Environmental Permitting Process, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Improving the Environmental Permitting Process, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Best Practice for Inspecting and Repairing Brick & Tile Linings â?¢ protecting equipment and the bottom line, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Best Practice for Inspecting and Repairing Brick & Tile Linings • protecting equipment and the bottom line, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Hydrogen Peroxideâ??An Environmentally Friendly but Dangerous Bleaching Chemical, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Hydrogen Peroxide—An Environmentally Friendly but Dangerous Bleaching Chemical, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Chemistry of Aldehyde Enhanced Bleaching, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Chemistry of Aldehyde Enhanced Bleaching, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Long Feedback Compensated Kappa Factor Control: Part II of Process Optimization at Rock-Tenn Company, Demopolis Allabama Mill, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Long Feedback Compensated Kappa Factor Control: Part II of Process Optimization at Rock-Tenn Company, Demopolis Allabama Mill, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Two-step straw processing â?¢ a new concept of silica problem solution, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

Two-step straw processing • a new concept of silica problem solution, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

NOx Control Using Quaternary Air â?¢ Mill Experience, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

NOx Control Using Quaternary Air • Mill Experience, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

BioRegional MiniMill Technology â?¢ report on UK Demonstration Mill, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference

BioRegional MiniMill Technology • report on UK Demonstration Mill, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, and Environmental Conference