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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Conference papers
Working Towards a Safer Recovery Boiler Operation, 2016 Pulp

Working Towards a Safer Recovery Boiler Operation, 2016 PEERS

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Industry Acquisitions Driving Steam Turbine and Generator Re

Industry Acquisitions Driving Steam Turbine and Generator Re?Optimization and Upgrades, 2016 PEERS

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Increased Efficiency and Operational Availability of Recover

Increased Efficiency and Operational Availability of Recovery Boilers • Risk Assessment, Diagnostics and Optimization, 2016 PEERS

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The role of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in supporting effi

The role of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in supporting efficient reliable power for the pulp & paper industry, 2016 PEERS

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Effects of Feedstock Size and Shape on Combustion in Biomass

Effects of Feedstock Size and Shape on Combustion in Biomass Boilers, 2016 PEERS

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Recovery Boiler Inspection Strategy, 2016 Pulping, Engineeri

Recovery Boiler Inspection Strategy, 2016 PEERS

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Is there Sulfuric Acid in Flue Gases in Biomass Combustion?

Is there Sulfuric Acid in Flue Gases in Biomass Combustion? Measurement Techniques and Results, 2016 PEERS

Conference papers
Optimize Black Liquor Recovery Throughput and Increase Campa

Optimize Black Liquor Recovery Throughput and Increase Campaign Life with Chemical Additives, 2016 PEERS

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Drying Kinetics of Biosludge from Pulp and Paper Mills, 2016

Drying Kinetics of Biosludge from Pulp and Paper Mills, 2016 PEERS

Pulp Bleaching

Item Code: ELN-010.6

Refining of Pulp • PFI Mill

Item Code: ELN-010.14

CSF Freeness of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.11

Preparation of Handsheets

Item Code: ELN-010.15

Chip Classification

Item Code: ELN-010.2

Permanganate Number of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.9

Flotation Deinking(1)

Item Code: ELN-010.17

Pulp Brightness

Item Code: ELN-010.7

Pulping Digester Operation

Item Code: ELN-010.4

Use of Microscopes

Item Code: ELN-010.16

Bleach Liquor Analysis

Item Code: ELN-010.8