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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Effect of Flotation Deinked Recycled Fibre on Newsprint Printability, 1990 International Printing & Graphic Arts Conference Proceedings

Effect of Flotation Deinked Recycled Fibre on Newsprint Printability, 1990 International Printing & Graphic Arts 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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

Journal articles
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)

Journal articles
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)

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

Journal articles
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)

Journal articles
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)

Journal articles
New Possibilities In Bleaching Wood-Containing Dip: Alternative To Alkaline Peroxide Bleaching, February 2010

New Possibilities In Bleaching Wood-Containing Dip: Alternative To Alkaline Peroxide Bleaching, February 2010

Magazine articles
1999 TAPPI Salary Survey [99salsurv.pdf]

1999 Salary Survey

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

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

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

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