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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Permanganate Number of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.9

Pulp Bleaching

Item Code: ELN-010.6

Consistency of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.12

White Liquor ABC test

Item Code: ELN-010.3

Bleach Liquor Analysis

Item Code: ELN-010.8

Pulping Digester Operation

Item Code: ELN-010.4

CSF Freeness of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.11

Flotation Deinking(1)

Item Code: ELN-010.17

Chip Classification

Item Code: ELN-010.2

Screening of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.5

Pulp Brightness

Item Code: ELN-010.7

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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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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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Recovery Boiler Inspection Strategy, 2016 Pulping, Engineeri

Recovery Boiler Inspection Strategy, 2016 PEERS

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Multiparameter Analyzers For Efficient Monitoring Of Pulp An

Multiparameter Analyzers For Efficient Monitoring Of Pulp And Paper Industrial Waters, 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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Improving the Accuracy and Repeatability of Pulp Viscosity M

Improving the Accuracy and Repeatability of Pulp Viscosity Measurements Using FITNIR’s NIR Spectroscopy Analyzer, 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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Tips for improving TAPPI titrations for Kappa Number and var

Tips for improving TAPPI titrations for Kappa Number and various process liquors, 2016 PEERS

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pH-Tolerant Xylanases Pave the Way for “Slot-In” Bleach Boos

pH-Tolerant Xylanases Pave the Way for “Slot-In” Bleach Boosting Application Without Acidification, 2016 PEERS

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