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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Bleaching of Eucalyptus Kraft Pulps with Chlorine Dioxide: Factors Affecting the Efficiency of the Final D Stage, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Bleaching of Eucalyptus Kraft Pulps with Chlorine Dioxide: Factors Affecting the Efficiency of the Final D Stage, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Combining Chlorine Dioxide and Molybdate Catalyzed Hydrogen Peroxide for Improved Delignification of Canadian Hardwood and Softwood Pulp, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Combining Chlorine Dioxide and Molybdate Catalyzed Hydrogen Peroxide for Improved Delignification of Canadian Hardwood and Softwood Pulp, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Transforming the Bleaching Process, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Transforming the Bleaching Process, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Multistage Alkali Peroxide Bleaching in Low Kappa Kenaf Bast Pulp, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Multistage Alkali Peroxide Bleaching in Low Kappa Kenaf Bast Pulp, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Effect of flow dispersion in a D0 bleaching tower evaluated by a simplified CFD model combined to a delignification kinetic model, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Effect of flow dispersion in a D0 bleaching tower evaluated by a simplified CFD model combined to a delignification kinetic model, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

A New Strategy for Metals Management - An Important Tool in Enhancing Bleaching of Pulp and Paper, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

A New Strategy for Metals Management - An Important Tool in Enhancing Bleaching of Pulp and Paper, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Na2CO3 as Alkali in Hydrogen Peroxide Bleaching of Softwood Kraft Pulp, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Na2CO3 as Alkali in Hydrogen Peroxide Bleaching of Softwood Kraft Pulp, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Get It Together!, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Get It Together!, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Modern Bleach Plant Advanced Process Control utilizing Inline Sensors and Model Predictive Control, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Modern Bleach Plant Advanced Process Control utilizing Inline Sensors and Model Predictive Control, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Bleaching ability of pre-hydrolysed pulps in the context of a biorefinery mill, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Bleaching ability of pre-hydrolysed pulps in the context of a biorefinery mill, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Southern Pine Oxygen Delignified Pulps Produced in a Berty Throughflow Reactor: How to Obtain the Highest Degree of Delignification while Maintaining Pulp Yield and Quality, 2011 International Pulp Bl

Southern Pine Oxygen Delignified Pulps Produced in a Berty Throughflow Reactor: How to Obtain the Highest Degree of Delignification while Maintaining Pulp Yield and Quality, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Bleachability of Eucalypt Kraft Pulp Derived from Auto-Hydrolyzed Chips, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Bleachability of Eucalypt Kraft Pulp Derived from Auto-Hydrolyzed Chips, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

TCF bleaching character of Soda-anthraquinone pulp from oil palm frond, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

TCF bleaching character of Soda-anthraquinone pulp from oil palm frond, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Differences in Bleaching Responses from Fungal versus Bacterial Derived Enzymes, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Differences in Bleaching Responses from Fungal versus Bacterial Derived Enzymes, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Environmental Performance of Modern ECF Bleaching, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Environmental Performance of Modern ECF Bleaching, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Are Bleach plant effluents still a relevant concern for the protection of aquatic life?, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Are Bleach plant effluents still a relevant concern for the protection of aquatic life?, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Pulp Bleaching, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Pulp Bleaching, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

A Novel Recovery and Recycle Process for Catalytic Molybdate in Acidic Peroxide Delignification, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

A Novel Recovery and Recycle Process for Catalytic Molybdate in Acidic Peroxide Delignification, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Reductive Degradation of Residual Chromophores in Kraft Pulp, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Reductive Degradation of Residual Chromophores in Kraft Pulp, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

ASSESSMENT OF PULP MACHINE WHITEWATER QUALITY OF MARKET KRAFT PULP MILLS, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Assessment of Pulp Machine Whitewater Quality of Market Kraft Pulp Mills, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

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