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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Journal articles
Ozone depolymerization of polysaccharides in different mater

Ozone depolymerization of polysaccharides in different materials, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2001, Vol. 27(3)

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Role of contact angle in the octadecanol agglomeration of el

Role of contact angle in the octadecanol agglomeration of electrostatic toners, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2001, Vol. 27(3)

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The fate of nitrogen in the chemical recovery process in a k

The fate of nitrogen in the chemical recovery process in a kraft pulp mill. Part II: ammonia formation in green liquor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2001, Vol. 27(3)

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A new method for quantifying hexenuronic acid groups in chem

A new method for quantifying hexenuronic acid groups in chemical pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2001, Vol. 27(3)

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Effects of alkali and oxygen extractions of kraft pulp on xy

Effects of alkali and oxygen extractions of kraft pulp on xylanase-aided bleaching, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2001, Vol. 27(7)

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Effect of dissolved and colloidal solids on newsprint properties, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

Effect of dissolved and colloidal solids on newsprint properties, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

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The effect of acetylation on the photodegradation of milled wood lignin, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

The effect of acetylation on the photodegradation of milled wood lignin, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

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Effect of corrugated flute shape on fibreboard edgewise crush strength and bending stiffness, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

Effect of corrugated flute shape on fibreboard edgewise crush strength and bending stiffness, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

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Modelling the distribution of "free", complexed and precipitated metal ions in a pulp suspension using donnan equilibria, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

Modelling the distribution of "free", complexed and precipitated metal ions in a pulp suspension using donnan equilibria, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

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Fundamental studies of mixing in a 3-layer stratified headbox jet, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

Fundamental studies of mixing in a 3-layer stratified headbox jet, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

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The fate of nitrogen in the chemical recovery process in a kraft pulp mill.Part III: the effect of some process variables, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

The fate of nitrogen in the chemical recovery process in a kraft pulp mill.Part III: the effect of some process variables, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

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Linkages between residual lignin and carbohydrates in bisulphite (magnefite)pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

Linkages between residual lignin and carbohydrates in bisulphite (magnefite)pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

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The determination of the Variance of local Grammage in Random Fibre Networks by the Line Method, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 8 AUGUST 2002 [02AUGJP259.pdf]

The Determination of the Variance of Local Grammage in Random Fibre Networks by the Line Method, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2002, Vol. 28(8) (239KB)

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An ATR-UV Sensor for Simultaneous On-Line Monitoring of Sulphide, Hydroxide and Carbonate in Kraft White Liquors During Mill Operations, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 4 APRIL 2002 [02

An atr-uv sensor for simultaneous on-line monitoring of Sulphide, hydroxide and carbonate in kraft white liquors during mill operations, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 28(4) (141KB)

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Independently controlled drop size in black liquor sprays using effervescent atomization. Part II: splashplate nozzles, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2002, Vol. 28(8) (595KB)

Independently controlled drop size in black liquor sprays using effervescent atomization. Part II: splashplate nozzles, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2002, Vol. 28(8) (595KB)

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Heat Transfer During Calendering of Paper, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 4 APRIL 2002 [02APRJP128.pdf]

Heat transfer during calendering of paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 28(4) (244KB)

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A new Analysis of Filler Effects on Paper Strength, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 8 AUGUST 2002 [02AUGJP267.pdf]

A New Analysis of Filler Effects on Paper Strength, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2002, Vol. 28(8) (260KB)

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BAGGY WEBS: MAKING, MEASUREMENT AND MITIGATION THEREOF, 2002 PFFC PEER-REVIEWED PAPER, APRIL 2002 [02APRPF01.pdf]

Baggy webs: making, measurement and mitigation thereof (417KB), "the PLACE" April 2002 -

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Cyclic Transverse Compression of Single Wood-Pulp Fibres, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 4 APRIL 2002 [02APRJP136.pdf]

Cyclic transverse compression of single wood-pulp fibres, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 28(4) (264KB)

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Assessment of Fibre Transverse Dimensions using SEM and Image Analysis, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 4 APRIL 2002 [02APRJP122.pdf]

Assessment of fibre transverse dimensions using sem and image analysis, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 28(4) (555KB)