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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Mapping Our Future: Advanced Manufacturing of Pulp, Paper, and Forest Bioproduct, 2014 PEERS Conference

Mapping Our Future: Advanced Manufacturing of Pulp, Paper, and Forest Bioproduct, 2014 PEERS Conference

Low Cost Production of Nanocellulose with the AVAP® BiorefineryTechnology, 2014 PEERS Conference

Low Cost Production of Nanocellulose with the AVAP® BiorefineryTechnology, 2014 PEERS Conference

The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

2009 Int'l Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2009 Int'l Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

Small Modularized Biomass Fired Boiler System for a Recycle Pulp and Paper Mill, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Small Modularized Biomass Fired Boiler System for a Recycle Pulp and Paper Mill, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Biofuels and Energy: Outlook, Efficiency and Production: Presentations from the 2006 TAPPI Forum on Energy and the 2007 TAPPI International Conference on Renewable Energy CD-ROM

Biofuels and Energy: Outlook, Efficiency and Production: Presentations from the 2006 TAPPI Forum on Energy and the 2007 TAPPI International Conference on Renewable Energy CD-ROM

State of the Art Biomass CFB Designs for High Availability and Reliability, 1994 Engineering Conference Proceedings

State of the Art Biomass CFB Designs for High Availability and Reliability, 1994 Engineering Conference Proceedings

North America's First Commercial Black Liquor Gasification Plant, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

North America's First Commercial Black Liquor Gasification Plant, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Update of North America's First Commerical Black Liquor Gasification Plant: Operating Experience and the Future, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Update of North America's First Commerical Black Liquor Gasification Plant: Operating Experience and the Future, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Commercial Demonstration of Biomass Gasification, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Commercial Demonstration of Biomass Gasification, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Wood-Fired Boiler Design for Minimum Emissions, High Reliability and Ability to Handle Wood Fuels of a Wide Range, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Wood-Fired Boiler Design for Minimum Emissions, High Reliability and Ability to Handle Wood Fuels of a Wide Range, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

A Whirl Wind Tour of Investment Trends & Issues in the Global (Non-Food) Bio-Energy Space, 2012 PEERS Conference

A Whirl Wind Tour of Investment Trends & Issues in the Global (Non-Food) Bio-Energy Space, 2012 PEERS Conference

Books
Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (3rd Edition)

Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (3rd Edition)

Books
The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do.

The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do.

Priceless : discussion of Incentives for biomass fuel products, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Priceless : discussion of Incentives for biomass fuel products, 2013 IBBC

Two-Stage Fractionation and Fiber Production of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Liquid Fuels and Chemicals, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Two-Stage Fractionation and Fiber Production of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Liquid Fuels and Chemicals, 2013 IBBC

Lesson Leanred: TAPPI Biorefinery Design Course, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Lesson Leanred: TAPPI Biorefinery Design Course, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Survey of Biorefinery Decision - Making in the Canadian Forestry Sector, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Survey of Biorefinery Decision - Making in the Canadian Forestry Sector, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biochemical System Opportunities for Pulp Mills, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biochemical System Opportunities for Pulp Mills, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Top-Loading Sulfuric Acid for Safety Sake, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Top-Loading Sulfuric Acid for Safety Sake, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference