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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Mill Trial on Low Pressure Sootblower Performance in a Recovery Boiler, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Mill Trial on Low Pressure Sootblower Performance in a Recovery Boiler, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Reducing Mill Energy Costs with Compact Heat Exchangers and Condensers, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Reducing Mill Energy Costs with Compact Heat Exchangers and Condensers, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

A Review of the Evolving Technologies for Control Of Mercury Emissions From Boilers, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

A Review of the Evolving Technologies for Control Of Mercury Emissions From Boilers, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Oxidation Alkaline Extraction, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Oxidation Alkaline Extraction, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Erosion Resistance of Infiltration Brazed Tungsten Carbide Cladding, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Enviornmental Conference

Erosion Resistance of Infiltration Brazed Tungsten Carbide Cladding, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Enviornmental Conference

TMDLs for Mercury: Common Issues With Other PBTs, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

TMDLs for Mercury: Common Issues With Other PBTs, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Reduction of Odorous Reduced Sulfur Emissions from Kraft Pulp Mills Using Green Liquor Dregs, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Reduction of Odorous Reduced Sulfur Emissions from Kraft Pulp Mills Using Green Liquor Dregs, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

U.S. Hardwood Fiber Demand and Supply Situation: Globalization and Structural Change, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

U.S. Hardwood Fiber Demand and Supply Situation: Globalization and Structural Change, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

A Survey of Mills Using Caustic-Saving Extraction Stage Chemistry, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

A Survey of Mills Using Caustic-Saving Extraction Stage Chemistry, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Asymmetrical Washing Liquor Flow Control in Continuous Digester, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Asymmetrical Washing Liquor Flow Control in Continuous Digester, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Poplar Breeding for Superior Papermaking Fibers, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Poplar Breeding for Superior Papermaking Fibers, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Corrosion and Corrosion Prevention of Digesters Operating with Modern Cooking Processes, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Corrosion and Corrosion Prevention of Digesters Operating with Modern Cooking Processes, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Enhancement of Wood Pulps by Cellulase Treatment, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Enhancement of Wood Pulps by Cellulase Treatment, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Oxygen Delignification, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Oxygen Delignification, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Optimization of ECF Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Optimization of ECF Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Corrosion of Evaporators, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Corrosion of Evaporators, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Troubleshooting Mill Operations: Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Troubleshooting Mill Operations: Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Influence of Kraft Cooking Conditions on Fiber Charge of the Flowing Peroxide Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

The Influence of Kraft Cooking Conditions on Fiber Charge of the Flowing Peroxide Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Process Control, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Process Control, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

GRIâ??s Fibrous Filler Technology, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

GRI’s Fibrous Filler Technology, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference