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

Conference papers
Recent advances in the commercialization of NIR (near-infrar

Recent advances in the commercialization of NIR (near-infrared) based liquor analyzers in the pulping and recovery areas, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 2006

The Influence of PCC Filler on Near-Infrared Scattering, Abs

The Influence of PCC Filler on Near-Infrared Scattering, Absorption and Residual Ink Measurement Error

Preparing a Distributed Control System Specification, 1993 P

Preparing a Distributed Control System Specification, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

New Model-Based Machine Direction Control Algorithm, 1993 Pr

New Model-Based Machine Direction Control Algorithm, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Practical Experiences with White Water Consistency Control o

Practical Experiences with White Water Consistency Control of a Paper Machine Wet End, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Using Optimization Tools to Improve Mill Performance, 1993 P

Using Optimization Tools to Improve Mill Performance, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Integrated Paper Machine Control - A Reality With Modern Dis

Integrated Paper Machine Control - A Reality With Modern Distributed Control Systems, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Paper Mill Power Plant Consolidation of Multiple Boiler Cont

Paper Mill Power Plant Consolidation of Multiple Boiler Controls Using Existing and New Distributed Control Systems, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Preparing a DCS Configuration Package, 1993 Process Control,

Preparing a DCS Configuration Package, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Comparing On-line Gauging Statistics from Different Paper Ma

Comparing On-line Gauging Statistics from Different Paper Machines, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Control Valve Performance and its Effect on Process Control,

Control Valve Performance and its Effect on Process Control, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Perspectives on Partnerships and Open Systems, 1993 Process

Perspectives on Partnerships and Open Systems, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Evolution to Fieldbus - The New Reality of Digital Connectiv

Evolution to Fieldbus - The New Reality of Digital Connectivity, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Graphic Development Guidelines for First-Time Users - The De

Graphic Development Guidelines for First-Time Users - The Development of a Graphic Display Design Checklist for the pulp...", 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Beyond the Barriers: Methodology for Implementation of a Mil

Beyond the Barriers: Methodology for Implementation of a Millwide Control and Information System, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

ELECTRONIC Web Tension: New Tool to Improve Paper Machine Pe

ELECTRONIC Web Tension: New Tool to Improve Paper Machine Performance, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Electrical Heat Tracing Systems for Use in Pulp and Paper Pl

Electrical Heat Tracing Systems for Use in Pulp and Paper Plants: Considerations for the 1990s, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Managing the Mill Documentation Dilemma, 1993 Process Contro

Managing the Mill Documentation Dilemma, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings

Pulp & Paper Applications of Neural Networks, 1993 Process C

Pulp & Paper Applications of Neural Networks, 1993 Process Control, Electrical & Information Conference Proceedings