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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Purpose-Grown Trees as an Economical, Sustainable, Renewable Energy Source for Bioenergy, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Purpose-Grown Trees as an Economical, Sustainable, Renewable Energy Source for Bioenergy, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Carbon-Neutral Diesel Fuel Production and Vehicle Fleet Trials, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Carbon-Neutral Diesel Fuel Production and Vehicle Fleet Trials, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Review of Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Trading, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Review of Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Trading, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

The Pulp and Paper Industry: Answers for Tomorrowâ??s Energy Needs Today--Legal Issues in Commercializing Woody Biomass â?¢Based Biofuels, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

The Pulp and Paper Industry: Answers for Tomorrow’s Energy Needs Today--Legal Issues in Commercializing Woody Biomass •Based Biofuels, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biorefinery Opportunities in New Zealand--Enabling a lignocellulosic biorefinery using softwood as a feedstock, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biorefinery Opportunities in New Zealand--Enabling a lignocellulosic biorefinery using softwood as a feedstock, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

What's Behind the Growing Interest in Forest-Based Biofuels, How the Segment will Likely Develop and what it Means for the Forest Industry, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

What's Behind the Growing Interest in Forest-Based Biofuels, How the Segment will Likely Develop and what it Means for the Forest Industry, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Comparing Impact of Pretreatment of Aspen and Alfalfa Biomass on Fermentable Sugar Yield, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Comparing Impact of Pretreatment of Aspen and Alfalfa Biomass on Fermentable Sugar Yield, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Production of Ethanol from Forest Residues and Hog Fuel in a Pulp Mill, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Production of Ethanol from Forest Residues and Hog Fuel in a Pulp Mill, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biomass for Steam and Power, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biomass for Steam and Power, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

BETTING ON BIOREFINERY AND POSITIONING THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY FOR BIOREFINERY SUCCESS, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

BETTING ON BIOREFINERY AND POSITIONING THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY FOR BIOREFINERY SUCCESS, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Turning Forest Product Wastes Into Fuel, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Turning Forest Product Wastes Into Fuel, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Risk Perception and Financing Options for biorefineries, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Risk Perception and Financing Options for biorefineries, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Guided Tour ~ Implementing the Forest Biorefinery (FBR) at a Pulp and Paper Mill, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Guided Tour ~ Implementing the Forest Biorefinery (FBR) at a Pulp and Paper Mill, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Mascoma Corporation--Corporate Profile and Path to commercialization, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Mascoma Corporation--Corporate Profile and Path to commercialization, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Update on NewPage Integrated Biorefinery Project at Wisonsin Rapids, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Update on NewPage Integrated Biorefinery Project at Wisonsin Rapids, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Potential for Low Cost Pretreatment of Cellulosic Biomass for Biological Production of Fuels and Chemicals, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Potential for Low Cost Pretreatment of Cellulosic Biomass for Biological Production of Fuels and Chemicals, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Extraction of Hemicellulose From Hardwood Chips with 23% Total Mass Reduction, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Extraction of Hemicellulose From Hardwood Chips with 23% Total Mass Reduction, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Use of Ligno--bioproducts in the Lime Kiln as Supplemental Fuel, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Use of Ligno--bioproducts in the Lime Kiln as Supplemental Fuel, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Red Shield Operations & Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery at Old Town, Maine, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Red Shield Operations & Demonstration of an Integrated Biorefinery at Old Town, Maine, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

MATERIALS CHALLENGES IN CONVERTING BIOMASS TO FUELS AND CHEMICALS, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

MATERIALS CHALLENGES IN CONVERTING BIOMASS TO FUELS AND CHEMICALS, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference