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
Determination of Hexenuronic Acid and Residual Lignin in Pulps by UV Spectroscopy in Cadoxen Solutions, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 6 JUNE 2002 [02JUNJP189.pdf]

Determination of hexenuronic acid and residual lignin in pulps by uv-spectroscopy in cadoxen solutions, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2002, Vol. 28(6) (188KB)

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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)

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Statistical Geometry of Paper Cross-Sections, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 7 JULY 2002 [02JULJP228.pdf]

Statistical geometry of paper cross-sections, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2002, Vol. 28(7) (321KB)

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Rationalization of the use of taed during activated peroxide delignification and bleaching. Part I: kinetic model, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2002, Vol. 28(10) [02OCTJP332.pdf]

Rationalization of the use of taed during activated peroxide delignification and bleaching. Part I: kinetic model, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2002, Vol. 28(10) (296KB)

Ethanolâ?¢kraft pulping and papermakingproperties of aspen and spruce Part II:Delignification kinetics,activation thermodynamics,and pulping productivity, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Ethanol•kraft pulping and papermakingproperties of aspen and spruce Part II:Delignification kinetics,activation thermodynamics,and pulping productivity, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

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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)

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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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The role of vapour deposition during internal sizing: a comparative study between asa and akd, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2002, Vol. 28(10) (402KB)

The role of vapour deposition during internal sizing: a comparative study between asa and akd, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2002, Vol. 28(10) (402KB)

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Effects of D0-stage temperature, pH, and kappa factor on chl

Effects of D0-stage temperature, pH, and kappa factor on chlorine dioxide decomposition and D0-(EP)-D1 bleaching performance for eucalypt pulps, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2016

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Editorial: Randy Branston: Coating as a differentiator, TAP

Editorial: Randy Branston: Coating as a differentiator, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2016

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Flexographic ink-coating interactions: effects of latex vari

Flexographic ink-coating interactions: effects of latex variations in coating layers, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2016

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Managing total reduced sulfur emissions at a Canadian kraft

Managing total reduced sulfur emissions at a Canadian kraft pulp mill, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2016

Magazine articles
Leveraging mill-wide big data sets for process and quality i

Leveraging mill-wide big data sets for process and quality improvement in paperboard production, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2016

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How to use alum with cationic dispersed rosin size, TAPPI JO

How to use alum with cationic dispersed rosin size, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2016

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Psychophysical tests for visual-numerical correlation of whi

Psychophysical tests for visual-numerical correlation of whiteness formulas, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2016

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Editorial: Kathleen Bennett: Opportunities for paper are pro

Editorial: Kathleen Bennett: Opportunities for paper are proliferating, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2016

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Calendering model for CD control, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 20

Calendering model for CD control, TAPPI JOURNAL, December 2002, Vol. 1(10) (251KB)

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TJ web enhancements, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 2002, Vol. 1(6) (

TJ web enhancements, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 2002, Vol. 1(6) (49KB)

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April and more, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 2004, Vol. 3(4) (492KB)

April and more, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 2004, Vol. 3(4) (492KB)

Magazine articles
What does it take to get my paper published?, TAPPI JOURNAL,

What does it take to get my paper published?, TAPPI JOURNAL, March 2002, Vol. 1(1) (62KB)