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

Journal articles
Flexible pretreatment technology supports production of biobased co-products at pulp and paper mills, TAPPI JOURNAL 2015 March - 15MAR179

Flexible pretreatment technology supports production of biobased co-products at pulp and paper mills, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2015

Journal articles
Guest Editorial: Forest Biorefining = ? Biobased Materials/Chemicals + Biofuels + Biogas + Biopower, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2012

Guest Editorial: Forest Biorefining = ? Biobased Materials/Chemicals + Biofuels + Biogas + Biopower, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2012

Journal articles
Editorial: TJ editorial board members review 2013 PEERS, IBBC and Research Forum on Recycling, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2013

Editorial: TJ editorial board members review 2013 PEERS, IBBC and Research Forum on Recycling, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2013

Journal articles
Evaluation of cut quality of woodfree coated papers, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2013

Evaluation of cut quality of woodfree coated papers, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2013

Journal articles
A Narrow Window of Opportunity, Paper360° March/April 2011

A Narrow Window of Opportunity, Paper360º March/April 2011

Journal articles
Rheology and extrusion of high-solids biomass, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2011

Rheology and extrusion of high-solids biomass, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2011

Journal articles
â??Greenâ? Natural Gas from Paper Mill Sludge, Paper360° March/April 2011

“Green” Natural Gas from Paper Mill Sludge, Paper360º March/April 2011

Journal articles
Biorefining to recover aromatic compounds with biological properties, TAPPI JOURNAL 2015 March - 15MAR187

Biorefining to recover aromatic compounds with biological properties, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2015

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

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Improve Recovery and Recycling of Waste Wood and Fiber Products, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Improve Recovery and Recycling of Waste Wood and Fiber Products, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Develop New Product Features, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Develop New Product Features, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Bioconversion of Agricultural Byproducts to Value-Added MaterialsBioconversion of Agricultural Byproducts to Value-Added Materials

Bioconversion of Agricultural Byproducts to Value-Added MaterialsBioconversion of Agricultural Byproducts to Value-Added Materials

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

Frontline Focus, March 2007

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

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

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