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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Conference papers
Prediction of crystal species transition in aqueous solution

Prediction of crystal species transition in aqueous solutions of Na2CO3 and Na2SO4 and kraft black liquor, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 2004, Vol. 3(11) (278KB)

Partial Borate Autocausticizing Technology â?¢ A Tool for Improving Causticizing Operations, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Partial Borate Autocausticizing Technology • A Tool for Improving Causticizing Operations, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Recovery Boiler Char Bed Dynamics â?¢ Measurements and Modeling, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Recovery Boiler Char Bed Dynamics • Measurements and Modeling, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Sodium Salt Scaling in Black Liquor Evaporators â?¢ Pilot Plant Results and Industrial Significance, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Sodium Salt Scaling in Black Liquor Evaporators • Pilot Plant Results and Industrial Significance, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Development and Application of a â??One-minuteâ? Probe for Measuring Carry-over in a Recovery Boiler, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Development and Application of a “One-minute” Probe for Measuring Carry-over in a Recovery Boiler, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Black Liquor: A â??Man-Made Fuelâ?, Part III, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Black Liquor: A “Man-Made Fuel”, Part III, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Conference papers
Distribution and Release of Nitrogen Compounds at Kraft Pulp Mills â?? A Survey of Three European Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Distribution and Release of Nitrogen Compounds at Kraft Pulp Mills – A Survey of Three European Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Page - 1045

1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Page - 1045

Black Liquor High Solids Concentration Using Electricity, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Black Liquor High Solids Concentration Using Electricity, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Analysis of Composition and Characteristics of â??Kraftâ? Black Liquor From Brazilian Pulp and Paper Industries, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Analysis of Composition and Characteristics of “Kraft” Black Liquor From Brazilian Pulp and Paper Industries, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Conference papers
Influence of Liquor-to-Liquor Differences on Recovery Furnace Processes â??A CFD Study, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Influence of Liquor-to-Liquor Differences on Recovery Furnace Processes –A CFD Study, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Conference papers
Long Lasting Black Liquor Spray Nozzles â?? An Update, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Long Lasting Black Liquor Spray Nozzles – An Update, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Effects of Temperature and SO2 on Chloride and Potassium Enrichment Factors in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Effects of Temperature and SO2 on Chloride and Potassium Enrichment Factors in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
The Chemrec Black Liquor Gasifier at New Bern â?? A Status Report, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

The Chemrec Black Liquor Gasifier at New Bern – A Status Report, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Conference papers
Black Liquor Gasification with Direct Causticization Using Titanates â?? Recycling Effects on the Solid Sodium Titanates, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Black Liquor Gasification with Direct Causticization Using Titanates – Recycling Effects on the Solid Sodium Titanates, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Conference papers
REA and Recovery Boiler Operations: (The â??otherâ? liquor parameter), 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

REA and Recovery Boiler Operations: (The “other” liquor parameter), 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Conference papers
Best Operational Procedures â?? White Liquor Plant â?? Aracruz Mill Experience, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Best Operational Procedures – White Liquor Plant – Aracruz Mill Experience, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Conference papers
Char Bed Cooling â?? Significance of Recent Incidents, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Coonference

Char Bed Cooling – Significance of Recent Incidents, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Coonference

Conference papers
Recausticization And Lime Mud Reburning â?? How The Plant Can Be Retrofited And Itâ??s Designed In The Future, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Recausticization And Lime Mud Reburning – How The Plant Can Be Retrofited And It’s Designed In The Future, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Page - 1157

1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Page - 1157