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 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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Flotation Deinking(1)

Item Code: ELN-010.17

Flotation Deinking Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.16

CSF Freeness of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.11

Preparation of Handsheets

Item Code: ELN-010.14

Kraft Lab Digester Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.4

Consistency of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.12

Chip Classification

Item Code: ELN-010.2

Pulp Screening

Item Code: ELN-010.5

KAPPA/Permanganate Number of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.9

Microscope Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.15

Refining of Pulp • Valley Beater, PFI Mill

Item Code: ELN-010.13

Bleach Liquor Analysis

Item Code: ELN-010.8

Pulp Brightness

Item Code: ELN-010.7

White Liquor ABC Test

Item Code: ELN-010.3

Pulp Bleaching Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.6

INOVYN Chlorine Plant in Sweden to Install Valmet Automation (4/03/2017)

Valmet, Finland, will supply an automation system for INOVYN's chlorine plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, which plans to convert its chlorine plant from mercury to membrane technology. Being equipped with Valmet's automation technology will ensure that the plant has high process availability and operational efficiency.

Sappi Biotech Partners with CellMark to Boost Sales of Hansa Lignin Products (4/12/2017)

Sappi Ltd., South Africa, reports that its Biotech division has appointed CellMark as the non-exclusive sales agent for Sappi Biotech’s Hansa lignin products, produced in liquid and powder formats in South Africa at Sappi Tugela Mill.

N.A. Wood Fiber Prices Continue Downward Trend (11/17/2016)

North American wood fiber prices have trended downward for most of 2015 and 2016 with prices in the 3Q/16 being at their lowest levels in more than two years, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR), Seattle, Wash., USA.

European Sawlog Prices Continue Two-Year Decline (4/24/2017)

European sawlog prices continued their downward trend in late 2016, resulting in a decline of the European Sawlog Price Index by 6.6% over the course of two years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ), Seattle, Wash., USA.

Andritz to Upgrade Bleaching System for Cartulinas CMPC (11/29/2016)

Andritz has received an order from Cartulinas CMPC S.A in Maule, Chile, to upgrade the complete bleaching system at its mill in, Maule, Chile, which processes 100% radiata pine for the production of softwood BTMP (bleached thermo-mechanical pulp). Start-p of the upgraded bleaching system is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017.