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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Technical information papers
Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Kraft pulping of coastal softwoodfrom British Columbia using AQand a digester additive, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Kraft pulping of coastal softwoodfrom British Columbia using AQand a digester additive, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Determining the basic density of wood chips, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Determining the basic density of wood chips, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

EFFECT OF SODIUM SULFIDE PRETREATMENT ON KRAFT PULPING, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

EFFECT OF SODIUM SULFIDE PRETREATMENT ON KRAFT PULPING, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

INTERACTION BETWEEN AQ AND SULFIDITY ON YIELD AND PULP STRENGTH IN KRAFT COOKING OF MIXED NORTHERN HARDWOODS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

INTERACTION BETWEEN AQ AND SULFIDITY ON YIELD AND PULP STRENGTH IN KRAFT COOKING OF MIXED NORTHERN HARDWOODS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

METHODS TO MEASURE PULP YIELD IN INDUSTRIAL COOKING SYSTEMS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

METHODS TO MEASURE PULP YIELD IN INDUSTRIAL COOKING SYSTEMS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Kraft-AQ pulping of sawdust, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Kraft-AQ pulping of sawdust, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

ANTHRAQUINONE AND SURFACTANT PULPING TECHNOLOGY FOR KRAFT SOFTWOOD, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

ANTHRAQUINONE AND SURFACTANT PULPING TECHNOLOGY FOR KRAFT SOFTWOOD, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Evaluation of surfactants as digester additives for kraft softwood pulping, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Evaluation of surfactants as digester additives for kraft softwood pulping, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

RDH pulping of southern hardwoods, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

RDH pulping of southern hardwoods, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

The Correlation of COD and Yield in Chemical Pulp BleachingThe Correlation of COD and Yield in Chemical Pulp Bleaching

The Correlation of COD and Yield in Chemical Pulp BleachingThe Correlation of COD and Yield in Chemical Pulp Bleaching

Wended modified cooking of Southern pine with polysulfide: effects on pulp yield and physical properties, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Wended modified cooking of Southern pine with polysulfide: effects on pulp yield and physical properties, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Modified kraft cooking with polysulfide:yield,viscosity,and physical properties, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Modified kraft cooking with polysulfide:yield,viscosity,and physical properties, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Optimizing the control of a batch digester house with an integrated sitributed control system, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Optimizing the control of a batch digester house with an integrated sitributed control system, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Ethanol-kraft pulping andpapermaking properties of aspen and spruce, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium (VOL. 80: NO. 1 TAPPI JOURNAL)

Ethanol-kraft pulping andpapermaking properties ofaspen and spruce, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

BOOSTING PULP YIELD OF WESTERN SOFTWOOD WITH ANTHRAQUINONE/POLYSULFIDE KRAFT PULPING, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

BOOSTING PULP YIELD OF WESTERN SOFTWOOD WITH ANTHRAQUINONE/POLYSULFIDE KRAFT PULPING, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Mill-scale implementation of Papricanâ??s process for polysulfide liquor production in kraft mill causticizers, Part 1:Batch trials and process optimization, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Mill-scale implementation of Paprican’s process for polysulfide liquor production in kraft mill causticizers, Part 1:Batch trials and process optimization, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Variability in pulping and fiber characteristics of hybrid poplar trees due to their genetic makeup, environmental factors, and tree age, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Variability in pulping and fiber characteristics of hybrid poplar trees due to their genetic makeup, environmental factors, and tree age, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Dynamic modeling of kraft pulpingof southern pine based on on-lineliquor analysis, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Dynamic modeling of kraft pulpingof southern pine based on on-lineliquor analysis, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

IMPROVEMENT OF PULP STRENGTH AND YIELD BY COMPUTER SIMULATION OF LO-SOLIDS KRAFT COOKING, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium (2001 TAPPI JOURNAL)

IMPROVEMENT OF PULP STRENGTH AND YIELD BY COMPUTER SIMULATION OF LO-SOLIDS KRAFT COOKING, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium