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
Novel Amorphous Polyalphaolefins (APAO) in Hot Melt Adhesive Formulations, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Novel Amorphous Polyalphaolefins (APAO) in Hot Melt Adhesive Formulations, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

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Optimizing COF, Seal Performance, and Optical Properties of Polyolefin Plastomers, 1995 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Optimizing COF, Seal Performance, and Optical Properties of Polyolefin Plastomers, 1995 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Geotextile Trends and Developments, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Geotextile Trends and Developments, 1995 Nonwovens Conference Proceedings

Millwide System Interfacing as Experienced at Mead Escanaba, 1991 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Millwide System Interfacing as Experienced at Mead Escanaba, 1991 Process Control, Electrical & Info. Conference Proceedings

Magazine articles
Effect of Papermaking Components on Adhesive Contaminant (Stickies) Characteristics After Pulping, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Effect of Papermaking Components on Adhesive Contaminant (Stickies) Characteristics After Pulping, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Gas Fired Paper Dryer, 1990 TAPPI Conference Proceedings

Gas Fired Paper Dryer, 1990 TAPPI Conference Proceedings

Valmet Tail Shooter and Tail Blower Improve Safety and Boost Productivity, 1990 TAPPI Conference Proceedings

Valmet Tail Shooter and Tail Blower Improve Safety and Boost Productivity, 1990 TAPPI Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
LanzaTech - Creating a Carbon Smart Future!, 2015 Internatio

LanzaTech - Creating a Carbon Smart Future!, 2015 IBBC

Books
Fundamentals of Fiber Science

Fundamentals of Fiber Science

Books
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology

Books
Illustrated Glossary of Packaging Terminology, 2nd Ed.

Illustrated Glossary of Packaging Terminology, 2nd Edition

Books
Sustainable Asset Management, Linking Assets, People and Pro

Sustainable Asset Management, Linking Assets, People and Processes for Results

Books
Boiler Water Treatment Principles and Practice, Volume 1

Boiler Water Treatment Principles and Practice, Volume 1, Volume 1: Boiler Basics and Steam Water Chemistry

Journal articles
Studies on Peroxide Addition in Extraction Stage (CEph) on Optical Properties of Bamboo Pulp, 1990 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Studies on Peroxide Addition in Extraction Stage (CEph) on Optical Properties of Bamboo Pulp, 1990 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Developments in Handling Sugar Cane Bagasse for Newsprint Production, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Developments in Handling Sugar Cane Bagasse for Newsprint Production, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Improved Wet Bulk Storage of Bagasse for Newsprint Pulp Production - Part I, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Improved Wet Bulk Storage of Bagasse for Newsprint Pulp Production - Part I, 1993 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Removal of Residual Stickies Applying New Flotation Technology at Haindl Paper - Schongau, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Removal of Residual Stickies Applying New Flotation Technology at Haindl Paper - Schongau, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Journal articles
The relationship between Kappa Number and Oxidizable Structures in Bleached Kraft Pulps, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 8 AUGUST 2002 [02AUGJP262.pdf]

The relationship between kappa number and oxidizable structures in bleached kraft pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2002, Vol. 28(8) (107KB)

Journal articles
Thermal Yellowing of Hardwood Kraft Pulp Bleached with a Chlorine Dioxide Based Sequence, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 4 APRIL 2002 [02APRJP115.pdf]

Thermal yellowing of hardwood kraft pulp bleached with a chlorine dioxide based sequence, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 28(4) (111KB)

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Isolation of Residual Kraft Lignin in High Yield and Purity, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 2 FEBRUARY 2002 [02FEBJP50.pdf]

Isolation of residual kraft lignin in high yield and purity, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2002, Vol. 28(2) (113KB)