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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Flexible Sulfite Pulping Process Needs Tailored Cooking Cont

Flexible Sulfite Pulping Process Needs Tailored Cooking Control Solutions, 1992 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Chlorine Dioxide Reduction in Bleaching via Pretreatment without Inter Stage Washing, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Chlorine Dioxide Reduction in Bleaching via Pretreatment without Inter Stage Washing, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Conference papers
Degradation of Residual Lignin Model Compounds by Nitrogen Oxides in Acidic Media, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Degradation of Residual Lignin Model Compounds by Nitrogen Oxides in Acidic Media, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Using a Benchmarking Perspective to Ensure Chlorine Dioxide Availability and Competitiveness, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Using a Benchmarking Perspective to Ensure Chlorine Dioxide Availability and Competitiveness, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Conference papers
Effects of Pulping and Bleaching on Pulp Carbohydrates and Technical Properties, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Effects of Pulping and Bleaching on Pulp Carbohydrates and Technical Properties, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Mill scale application of peroxyboost, Solutions! & TAPPI JOURNAL, August 2004, Vol. 3(8) (172KB)

Mill scale application of peroxyboost, Solutions! & TAPPI JOURNAL, August 2004, Vol. 3(8) (172KB)

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

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

Near-Neutral Final Chlorine Dioxide Brightening: Theory and Practice, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Near-Neutral Final Chlorine Dioxide Brightening: Theory and Practice, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Transforming the Bleaching Process, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Transforming the Bleaching Process, 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

OPTIMIZATION OF AN ECF BLEACH PLANT â?¢ A MILL EXAMPLE, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

OPTIMIZATION OF AN ECF BLEACH PLANT • A MILL EXAMPLE, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

On the Role of Copper Ions in Alkaline Hydrogen Peroxide Bleaching of Kraft Pulps, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

On the Role of Copper Ions in Alkaline Hydrogen Peroxide Bleaching of Kraft Pulps, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Achievements in Industrial Ozone Bleaching, 2011 International Pulp Bleaching Conference

Achievements in Industrial Ozone Bleaching, 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

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

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

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

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

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