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
Recovery Boiler Inspection Strategy, 2016 Pulping, Engineeri

Recovery Boiler Inspection Strategy, 2016 PEERS

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Working Towards a Safer Recovery Boiler Operation, 2016 Pulp

Working Towards a Safer Recovery Boiler Operation, 2016 PEERS

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Best Practices for Operator Essential Care and Equipment Ins

Best Practices for Operator Essential Care and Equipment Inspections a Significant savings Opportunity - Optimize your Preventive Maintenance, 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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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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Managing Pipeline Deterioration, 2016 Pulping, Engineering,

Managing Pipeline Deterioration, 2016 PEERS

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Utilization of data for diagnostics and process transparenc

Utilization of data for diagnostics and process transparency, 2016 PEERS

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Grate Fired Power Boiler Coal to Bark Conversion Case Study,

Grate Fired Power Boiler Coal to Bark Conversion Case Study, 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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Biomass Supply Chain Valuations: Feedstock to Conversions to

Biomass Supply Chain Valuations: Feedstock to Conversions to End Use • Financial and Economic Transparency, 2016 PEERS

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Experimental Validation of a Recovery Boiler Superheater Reg

Experimental Validation of a Recovery Boiler Superheater Region CFD Model, 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

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Dead Load Determination Using Online Measurements, 2016 Pulp

Dead Load Determination Using Online Measurements, 2016 PEERS

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Energy efficiency and profit optimization using advanced con

Energy efficiency and profit optimization using advanced controls in cogeneration applications, 2016 PEERS

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Understanding low temperature corrosion in Kraft Recovery Bo

Understanding low temperature corrosion in Kraft Recovery Boilers • Implications for Increased Energy Recovery, 2016 PEERS

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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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New Applications - 3D Mouldings From Cellulose Fibres, 2016

New Applications - 3D Mouldings From Cellulose Fibres, 2016 PEERS

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Controlling the Droplet Size and Initial Velocity of Flashin

Controlling the Droplet Size and Initial Velocity of Flashing Black Liquor Sprays • Initial Results from a Modelling Approach, 2016 PEERS

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A Reliability-Based Approach To Large Outages, 2016 Pulping,

A Reliability-Based Approach To Large Outages, 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