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 [email protected]. 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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Journal articles
Improving the efficiency of hydrogen peroxide bleaching of c

Improving the efficiency of hydrogen peroxide bleaching of chemimechanical pulp by continuous replenishment of bleaching chemicals, TAPPI JOURNAL June 2017

Journal articles
Pulping and bleaching of Malaysian oil palm empty fruit bunc

Pulping and bleaching of Malaysian oil palm empty fruit bunches, TAPPI JOURNAL June 2017

Journal articles
Kinetics of sulfur dioxide-alcohol-water (SAW) pulping of su

Kinetics of sulfur dioxide-alcohol-water (SAW) pulping of sugarcane straw (SCS), TAPPI JOURNAL June 2017

Kraton Launches New Website (1/11/2018)

New site delivers improved user experience through a simple, clean design with enhanced features, functionality, and navigation, enabling visitors to experience Kraton's comprehensive product portfolio and innovative solutions. 

New Report Examines Key Trends in Global Pulp Market (3/02/2018

Revenues from worldwide sales of pulp are estimated to exceed $60,000 Million by 2026.

Valmet Strengthens Wastewater Automation Business in Japan (3/05/2018)

Company signs a distribution agreement with Tsukishima Kikai.

Molded Fiber Pulp Packaging Market to Reach $11,700 Million in 2027 (3/08/2018)

In terms of revenue, the global molded fiber pulp packaging market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period.

Emerson’s New Magnetic Flow Meter Transmitter Simplifies Installation, Maintenance, Operation (3/16/2018)

Rosemount 8712EM wall mount transmitter provides easy navigation in the field and additional protocols for increased measurement confidence.

Valmet Introduces Recovery Boiler Leak Detector with Advanced Analytics (1/11/2018)

Tool enables boiler owners to detect even the smallest tube leaks in an unprecedented way, resulting in significantly improved boiler safety and reduced damage risks.

Ence to Raise BEKP Prices by $20/Metric Ton (1/16/2018)

Price increase becomes effective beginning Feb. 1, 2018.

BillerudKorsnäs Impacted by Pulpwood Shortage Due to Wet, Mild Winter (1/10/2018)

Wet and mild weather in the fall and early winter has led to a shortage of pulpwood in late 2017 and early 2018.

Suzano and Fibra Merge, Creating Global Pulp Giant (3/19/2018)

Combined company will have 37,000 employees and contractors. Its 11 industrial units will produce annually 11 million metric tons of market pulp and 1.4 million metric tons of paper, with annual exports of around BRL 18 billion and investments planned for 2018 of about BRL 6.4 billion.

Stora Enso Starts up First Ever Valmet Flash Dryer for Purely Fiber at Hylte Mill (3/26/2018)

Stora Enso decided to invest in full-scale production after seeing strong customer demand for higher volumes of pulp pellets production, to be used as a renewable replacement for plastics.

New Study Explores Future Suppliers of Softwood to U.S. Markets (3/15/2018)

Comprehensive study examines demand and supply outlook to 2030.

Valmet's New Online Solution Improves Lime Mud Moisture Measurement (3/05/2018)

Valmet Lime Mud Moisture Measurement can be used to monitor lime mud filter performance on the conveyor belt to improve lime mud quality.

Metsä to Install Valmet Baling Line at Kaskinen Pulp Mill (3/28/2018)

Baling line is the second Valmet will install at the mill and will be installed in parallel with the existing baling line.

Navigator Installs Valmet Large Volume Chip Storing System at Mill in Portugal (1/11/2018)

The first GentleStore type chip storing that Valmet has delivered to Portugal, the new system replaced an existing, high energy consumption, pneumatic conveying system.

Alternatives to Toxic Phenol Compounds in Glues Developed from Softwood Tannins (1/17/2018)

Finnish softwood bark contains large amounts of water-soluble tannin-polyphenols, which can be used as renewable alternatives to the fossil and toxic phenol compounds widely used in glues. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the Natural Resources Institute of Finland (Luke) and the Southeastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) are developing an industrial production method for a polyphenol extraction process as part of the SusBinders project.

Fortress Changes Company Name to Fortress Global Enterprises (1/31/2018)

With the recent sale of our Swiss security paper products business, we will now adopt a name that better reflects our company's global perspective while we continue to seek new opportunities to create shareholder value," explained Chadwick Wasilenkoff, CEO of the company.