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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Volga to Install Andritz ATMP System at Pulp Mill in Russia (9/21/2016)

Andritz, Graz, Austria, has received an order from JSC Volga in Balakhna, Nizhegorodskaya oblast, Russia, to deliver a complete state-of-the-art ATMP (Advanced Thermo-mechanical Pulp) line, which will process 100% spruce for the production of softwood pulp. Startup of the new line, which will be combined with existing equipment, is scheduled for 2019.

FPInnovations and Auburn University Sign Technology MOU (9/27/2016)

FPInnovations, Canada, and Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA, through its Alabama Center for Paper and Bioresource Engineering (AC-PABE), this week announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a partnership to introduce and implement FPInnovations’ Near-Neutral Brightening (NNB) technology and other technical services to the forest products industry in Alabama, and over time to the broader U.S. Southeast.

Södra Breaks Ground for Mörrum Expansion (9/13/2016)

This week ground was officially broken for the new evaporator and brown stock washing system at Södra’s pulp mill at Mörrum, Sweden. The investment decision was made in February 2016 and will have several positive effects.

PT OKI Selects BTG Lignin Management, Inline Sensors for New Fiberline (9/19/2016)

PT OKI is installing BTG (U.K.) inline sensors and analyzers at its world-class new fiberline in Indonesia.

Tembec Orders Valmet QCS for Tartas SAS in France (9/21/2016)

Tembec's (Canada) specialty dissolving pulp mill in Tartas, France, has ordered a Valmet IQ quality control system (QCS) and an expansion of its existing Valmet DNA distributed control system (DCS) for its pulp dryer. By complementing its current control system with this investment, the mill is targeting to improve process stability and reduce lost time during transition phases such as startups, breaks, and speed changes. Startup of the new QCS is scheduled for October 2016. Typically the order value of this kind of automation system deliveries is below EUR 1 million, according to Valmet.

Twin Rivers Paper Achieves PEFC Chain of Custody Certification (9/29/2016)

Company adds PEFC chain of custody certification, a third-party standard focused on sustainable fiber sourcing.

Valmet Conducts First Maintenance Shutdown of CMPC Pulp Line in Brazil (10/07/2016)

Valmet, Finland, was given an important role in the first maintenance shutdown of CMPC Guaíba's new pulp line in Brazil. The executed shutdown is one of the biggest shutdowns managed by Valmet.

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

Bleach Liquor Analysis

Item Code: ELN-010.8

Consistency of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.12

Pulp Bleaching Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.6

Pulp Brightness

Item Code: ELN-010.7

Preparation of Handsheets

Item Code: ELN-010.14

Flotation Deinking(1)

Item Code: ELN-010.17

White Liquor ABC Test

Item Code: ELN-010.3

Pulp Screening

Item Code: ELN-010.5

Refining of Pulp • Valley Beater, PFI Mill

Item Code: ELN-010.13

Microscope Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.15