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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Abatement of Malodorous Pulp Mill Emissions by Catalytic Oxidation â?? Pilot Experiments in Stora Enso Pulp Mill Oulu, Finland, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Co

Abatement of Malodorous Pulp Mill Emissions by Catalytic Oxidation – Pilot Experiments in Stora Enso Pulp Mill Oulu, Finland, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical

Microwave Pretreatment to Decrease Pulping Energy and Chemicals, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical(2)

Microwave Pretreatment to Decrease Pulping Energy and Chemicals, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Tracking Down the Effects of a Rare Mutant Gene in Loblolly Pine â?? A First Report, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process C

Tracking Down the Effects of a Rare Mutant Gene in Loblolly Pine – A First Report, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Allow Yourself to Succeed in Planning and Scheduling â?? A Case Study, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electr

Allow Yourself to Succeed in Planning and Scheduling – A Case Study, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Conference papers
An Effluent-free Integrated DIP Mill â?? a Simulation Study Employing Various Separation Technologies, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Pape

An Effluent-free Integrated DIP Mill – a Simulation Study Employing Various Separation Technologies, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product &

Conference papers
Filler Particle Shape vs. Paper Properties â?? A Review, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Inf

Filler Particle Shape vs. Paper Properties – A Review, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Conference papers
Effluent Management of Peroxide Bleaching in a BCTMP Mill â?? a Simulation Study, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Cont

Effluent Management of Peroxide Bleaching in a BCTMP Mill – a Simulation Study, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Biological Control of HAP and VOC Emissions from an Oriented Standboard (OSB) Press â?? Installation and Start-up, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (in

Biological Control of HAP and VOC Emissions from an Oriented Standboard (OSB) Press – Installation and Start-up, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informatio

Conference papers
Novel Silicate â??Fibrous Fillersâ? and Their Application in Paper, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electric

Novel Silicate “Fibrous Fillers” and Their Application in Paper, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Conference papers
Online Press Felt Measurement A pilot project at UPM in JÀmsÀnkoski, Finland, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Contro

Online Press Felt Measurement A pilot project at UPM in Jämsänkoski, Finland, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Multiport Cylinder Dryers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Produc

Multiport Cylinder Dryers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Prices, Industry Consolidation, and Profit Margins, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Informat

Prices, Industry Consolidation, and Profit Margins, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Beneficial Use of Short Paper Fiber (paper mill sludge) for Pollution Prevention in the Mining Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Pa

Beneficial Use of Short Paper Fiber (paper mill sludge) for Pollution Prevention in the Mining Industry, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Produ

Development of Reburning Technology for Combustion Improvement in WoodWaste-Fired Stoker Boilers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermake

Development of Reburning Technology for Combustion Improvement in WoodWaste-Fired Stoker Boilers, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Pr

Do You Know What Causes the Variability in the Paper You Produce?, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical

Do You Know What Causes the Variability in the Paper You Produce?, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Development of an Alternative NOx Compliance Strategy for International Paperâ??s Bucksport Facility, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Paper

Development of an Alternative NOx Compliance Strategy for International Paper’s Bucksport Facility, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product &

Low Capital, High Return Modifications to Kraft Pulping Operations Part II. Effect of Green Liquor on Pulp Carbohydrates, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conferen

Low Capital, High Return Modifications to Kraft Pulping Operations Part II. Effect of Green Liquor on Pulp Carbohydrates, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & I

Reducing Fiber Loss in Laboratory- and Mill-Scale Flotation Deinking Using Surfactant Spray Technology, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Pap

Reducing Fiber Loss in Laboratory- and Mill-Scale Flotation Deinking Using Surfactant Spray Technology, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Produc

Characterization of Flow Regimes in Pulps-Water-Gas Three Phase Flows (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (includi

Characterization of Flow Regimes in Pulps-Water-Gas Three Phase Flows (submitted by US Department of Energy), 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information;

Catalytic Reforming of Tars Formed During Black Liquor/ Biomass Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control,

Catalytic Reforming of Tars Formed During Black Liquor/ Biomass Gasification, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)