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
Alkaline peroxide bleaching of aspen chips. part i: kinetics, mechanism and thermodynamics, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2003, Vol. 29(5) (275KB)

Alkaline peroxide bleaching of aspen chips. part i: kinetics, mechanism and thermodynamics, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2003, Vol. 29(5) (275KB)

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Changes in the time of flight of a laser pulse during paper compression, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2003, Vol. 29(7) (306KB)

Changes in the time of flight of a laser pulse during paper compression, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2003, Vol. 29(7) (306KB)

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A simplified network model for mechano-sorptive creep in paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2003, Vol. 29(7) (330KB)

A simplified network model for mechano-sorptive creep in paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2003, Vol. 29(7) (330KB)

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Use of Chlorine Dioxide and Ozone in Combination in Prebleaching, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2002, Vol. 28(9) (180KB)

Use of Chlorine Dioxide and Ozone in Combination in Prebleaching, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2002, Vol. 28(9) (180KB)

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Effect of moisture content on wet-web tensile properties, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, November 2002, Vol. 28(11) (525KB)

Effect of moisture content on wet-web tensile properties, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, November 2002, Vol. 28(11) (525KB)

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Effect of Initial pH on the Release of Dissolved, Colloidal and Suspended Solids During Repulping of ONP and OMG, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 2 FEBRUARY 2002 [02FEBJP31.pdf]

Effect of initial pH on the release of dissolved, colloidal and suspended Solids during repulping of onp and omg, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2002, Vol. 28(2) (157KB)

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Clay particle deposition in a fiber web: an alternative way of filling paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2002, Vol. 28(9) (1,596KB)

Clay particle deposition in a fiber web: an alternative way of filling paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2002, Vol. 28(9) (1,596KB)

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Modelling of complexation of metal ions in pulp suspensions, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2003, Vol. 29(6) (497KB)

Modelling of complexation of metal ions in pulp suspensions, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2003, Vol. 29(6) (497KB)

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Relationship between the alkali solubility of hemicelluloses and lignin from unbleached hardwood kraft pulp and pulp bleachability, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2003, Vol. 29(6) (460KB)

Relationship between the alkali solubility of hemicelluloses and lignin from unbleached hardwood kraft pulp and pulp bleachability, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2003, Vol. 29(6) (460KB)

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Thermogravimetric determination of synthetic polymers in recycled pulp systems and deposits, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2003, Vol. 29(5) (331KB)

Thermogravimetric determination of synthetic polymers in recycled pulp systems and deposits, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2003, Vol. 29(5) (331KB)

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Lumen loading with calcium carbonate fillers, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2003, Vol. 29(7) (577KB)

Lumen loading with calcium carbonate fillers, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2003, Vol. 29(7) (577KB)

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An improved method for isolating lignin in high yield and purity, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2003, Vol. 29(7) (273KB)

An improved method for isolating lignin in high yield and purity, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2003, Vol. 29(7) (273KB)

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Effect of Drying and Fibre Chemical Composition on the Creep Strain of Paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2003, Vol. 29(7) (560KB)

Effect of Drying and Fibre Chemical Composition on the Creep Strain of Paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2003, Vol. 29(7) (560KB)

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Alkaline pulping of portuguese eucalyptus globulus: effect on hexenuronic acid content, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2003, Vol. 29(5) (224KB)

Alkaline pulping of portuguese eucalyptus globulus: effect on hexenuronic acid content, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2003, Vol. 29(5) (224KB)

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Formation of patterns on paper coated with a metering size press, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2003, Vol. 29(1) (928KB)

Formation of patterns on paper coated with a metering size press, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2003, Vol. 29(1) (928KB)

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The statistical geometry of fractional contact area in random fibre networks, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2003, Vol. 29(12) (278KB)

The statistical geometry of fractional contact area in random fibre networks, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2003, Vol. 29(12) (278KB)

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Surface texture controlling speckle-type print defects in a hard printing nip, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, November 2003, Vol. 29(11) (1026KB)

Surface texture controlling speckle-type print defects in a hard printing nip, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, November 2003, Vol. 29(11) (1026KB)

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Spectroscopic determination of anthraquinone in kraft pulping liquors using a nafion membrane interface, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2003, Vol. 29(9) (418KB)

Spectroscopic determination of anthraquinone in kraft pulping liquors using a nafion membrane interface, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2003, Vol. 29(9) (418KB)

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Attenuated total reflection uv spectroscopy for simultaneous analysis of alkali, sulphide and dissolved lignin in pulping liquors, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2003, Vol. 29(6) (353KB)

Attenuated total reflection uv spectroscopy for simultaneous analysis of alkali, sulphide and dissolved lignin in pulping liquors, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2003, Vol. 29(6) (353KB)

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Characterization of wood and non-wood mechanical pulps by differential thermal analysis, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2003, Vol. 29(1) (679KB)

Characterization of wood and non-wood mechanical pulps by differential thermal analysis, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2003, Vol. 29(1) (679KB)