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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AVAP®Fractionation Process •The Excellent Platform for Biore(1)

AVAP® Fractionation Process •The Excellent Platform for Biorefineries, 2015 IBBC

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Biomass Availability, Costs, and Market Developments in the

Biomass Availability, Costs, and Market Developments in the US South, 2015 IBBC

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HOW BRAZILIAN PULP MILLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE?, 2015

HOW BRAZILIAN PULP MILLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FUTURE?, 2015 IBBC

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Utilization of Pellets in USA and Europe, 2015 International

Utilization of Pellets in USA and Europe, 2015 IBBC

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Forest Biomass, 2015 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts

Forest Biomass, 2015 IBBC

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High Titer Ethanol Production from Forest Residue Using Sulf

High Titer Ethanol Production from Forest Residue Using Sulfite Mill Pulping Chemistry, 2015 IBBC

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Techno? Economic Analyses of a Co?

Techno? Economic Analyses of a Co? Located Succinic Acid Plant with a Kraft Pulp Mill, 2015 IBBC

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The optimal use of forestland to meet the 2°C target: BECCS

The optimal use of forestland to meet the 2°C target: BECCS vs. REDD, 2015 IBBC

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CAPM and ROCE Modeling of Forestry for Biomass, Biofuels and

CAPM and ROCE Modeling of Forestry for Biomass, Biofuels and Biochemicals, 2015 IBBC

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Lignosulfonate from SPORL as Dispersant for Coal Water Slurr

Lignosulfonate from SPORL as Dispersant for Coal Water Slurry and Graphene, 2015 IBBC

American Value Added Pulping AVAPÿ--A novel patent pending, biorefinery process, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

American Value Added Pulping AVAPÿ--A novel patent pending, biorefinery process, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

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Expanding agricultural viability in arid regions by making t

Expanding agricultural viability in arid regions by making the retention of plant nutients and water in sandy soils possible, 2015 IBBC

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LanzaTech - Creating a Carbon Smart Future!, 2015 Internatio

LanzaTech - Creating a Carbon Smart Future!, 2015 IBBC

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Hybrid opportunities for bio projects in the pulp & paper in

Hybrid opportunities for bio projects in the pulp & paper industry, 2015 IBBC

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Forest Industry Biorefinery Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Integr

Forest Industry Biorefinery Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Integration to a Mill Site, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

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Hot Water Extraction and Subsequent Kraft Pulping of Pine Ch

Hot Water Extraction and Subsequent Kraft Pulping of Pine Chips, 2012 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

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INEOS Bio Commercialization of Cellulosic BiofuelsFrom Waste, 2013 IBBC

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NEXT GENERATION ENZYMES FOR BIOREFINERY APPLICATIONS, 2012 I

NEXT GENERATION ENZYMES FOR BIOREFINERY APPLICATIONS, 2012 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

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Single Step Bioprocessing of Biomass to Biohydrogen, 2012 In

Single Step Bioprocessing of Biomass to Biohydrogen, 2012 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

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Producing Raw Material for the Biomass Energy Markets, 2009

Producing Raw Material for the Biomass Energy Markets, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference