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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Effect of Kraft Pulp Composition on its Bleachability, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Effect of Kraft Pulp Composition on its Bleachability, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Paper Quality in the Information Age, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Paper Quality in the Information Age, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Rapid D/Z and Z/D Stages for Delignification of Southern Pine Kraft Pulp, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Rapid D/Z and Z/D Stages for Delignification of Southern Pine Kraft Pulp, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Optimal Selection of Operating Conditions for an Oxygen Delignification Tower, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Optimal Selection of Operating Conditions for an Oxygen Delignification Tower, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Decreased Brightness Reversion with Powerful Ozone Bleaching, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Decreased Brightness Reversion with Powerful Ozone Bleaching, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer in Pulp Suspension Mixing Operation, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer in Pulp Suspension Mixing Operation, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer in Pulp Retention Towers, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer in Pulp Retention Towers, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Are Magnesium Ions and Chelants Valuable in the Peroxide Bleaching of Chemical Pulps?, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Are Magnesium Ions and Chelants Valuable in the Peroxide Bleaching of Chemical Pulps?, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Mill Experience Using a Hot Acid Stage for Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp Bleaching, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Mill Experience Using a Hot Acid Stage for Eucalyptus Kraft Pulp Bleaching, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Extended Delignification in Cooking and/or Oxygen Delignification Improves Bleachability in TCF Bleaching Sequences, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Extended Delignification in Cooking and/or Oxygen Delignification Improves Bleachability in TCF Bleaching Sequences, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Two-Stage Oxygen Delignification Process and Recent Experiences, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Two-Stage Oxygen Delignification Process and Recent Experiences, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Effect of Cell-wall Thickness and Fines on Bleaching, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Effect of Cell-wall Thickness and Fines on Bleaching, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Relationship Between Residual Lignin Structure and Pulp Bleachability, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Relationship Between Residual Lignin Structure and Pulp Bleachability, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Final Bleaching with Ozonated Water, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Final Bleaching with Ozonated Water, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Effects of the Use of an NPE Chip Kidney in a Closed Bleach Plant, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Effects of the Use of an NPE Chip Kidney in a Closed Bleach Plant, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Global Fiber Supply-A Balancing Act, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Global Fiber Supply-A Balancing Act, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

New Insights into Lignin Reactivation Towards Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching After Caustic Extraction, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

New Insights into Lignin Reactivation Towards Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching After Caustic Extraction, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Issues Shaping Future Research and Development, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Issues Shaping Future Research and Development, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Mill Scale Application of Peroxyboost, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Mill Scale Application of Peroxyboost, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Concurrent Bleaching and Metal Management by Addition of EDTA to Chlorine Dioxide and Ozone Stages-Degradation of EDTA and Formation of...", 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proce

Concurrent Bleaching and Metal Management by Addition of EDTA to Chlorine Dioxide and Ozone Stages-Degradation of EDTA and Formation of...", 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings