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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Biochemical System Opportunities for Pulp Mills, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biochemical System Opportunities for Pulp Mills, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

DuraPulp - Sustainable solutions for the future, PaperCon 2014

DuraPulp - Sustainable solutions for the future, PaperCon 2014

Characterization of Residual Wood Components in Samples Biotreated by the Biopulping Fungus Ceriporiopsis Subvermispora, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Characterization of Residual Wood Components in Samples Biotreated by the Biopulping Fungus Ceriporiopsis Subvermispora, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Yield Increase with Softwood Kraft Biopulp, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Yield Increase with Softwood Kraft Biopulp, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Through the Looking Glass - Biotechnology and its Potential Protein Impact on Traditional Forestry, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Through the Looking Glass - Biotechnology and its Potential Protein Impact on Traditional Forestry, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Clonal Propagation and Tree Improvement using Somatic Embryogenesis, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Clonal Propagation and Tree Improvement using Somatic Embryogenesis, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
So What the Heck is a Biorefinery???, Frontline Focus, Volume 3, Issue 3

Frontline Focus, March 2007

Process & Financial Modeling of Lignin Extraction in a Kraft Pulp Mill, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Process & Financial Modeling of Lignin Extraction in a Kraft Pulp Mill, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

LIGNIN REMOVAL FROM DIFFERENT BLACK LIQUORS, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

LIGNIN REMOVAL FROM DIFFERENT BLACK LIQUORS, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Conference papers
Upgrading Forest Residues of Douglas-fir through Physical Fractionation for Fermentable Sugar Production, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Upgrading Forest Residues of Douglas-fir through Physical Fractionation for Fermentable Sugar Production, 2013 IBBC

Conference papers
Priceless : discussion of Incentives for biomass fuel products, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Priceless : discussion of Incentives for biomass fuel products, 2013 IBBC

Conference papers
The Investments in Forest Industry Transformation Program, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

The Investments in Forest Industry Transformation Program, 2013 IBBC

Conference papers
Two-Stage Fractionation and Fiber Production of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Liquid Fuels and Chemicals, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Two-Stage Fractionation and Fiber Production of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Liquid Fuels and Chemicals, 2013 IBBC

Conference papers
INEOS Bio Commercialization of Cellulosic BiofuelsFrom Waste

INEOS Bio Commercialization of Cellulosic BiofuelsFrom Waste, 2013 IBBC

Conference papers
Keynote: U.S. Federal CO2 Cap-and-trade System and Manufactu

Keynote: U.S. Federal CO2 Cap-and-trade System and Manufacturing, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Microwave Assisted Fast Catalystic Pyrolysis and Gasificatio

Microwave Assisted Fast Catalystic Pyrolysis and Gasification of Solid Wastes, 2013 IBBC

Conference papers
Producing Raw Material for the Biomass Energy Markets, 2009

Producing Raw Material for the Biomass Energy Markets, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
NEXT GENERATION ENZYMES FOR BIOREFINERY APPLICATIONS, 2012 I

NEXT GENERATION ENZYMES FOR BIOREFINERY APPLICATIONS, 2012 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Strategic Material Handling Systems for Biomass Energy Facil

Strategic Material Handling Systems for Biomass Energy Facilities, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
The Effects of Increased Pressure on the Reaction Kinetics o

The Effects of Increased Pressure on the Reaction Kinetics of Biomass Pyrolysis and Combustion, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference