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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Creating value from wood -a working biorefinery, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Creating value from wood -a working biorefinery, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts 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

CLEAVAGE OF ACETYL GROUPS FROM NORTHEAST HARDWOOD FOR ACETIC ACID PRODUCTION, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

CLEAVAGE OF ACETYL GROUPS FROM NORTHEAST HARDWOOD FOR ACETIC ACID PRODUCTION, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

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

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

Nonwood Fiber Raw Materials and the Biorefinery, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Nonwood Fiber Raw Materials and the Biorefinery, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

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

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
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
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
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
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

Conference papers
Forest Industry Biorefinery Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Integr

Forest Industry Biorefinery Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Integration to a Mill Site, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Purpose Grown Trees as an Economical and Sustainable Feedsto

Purpose Grown Trees as an Economical and Sustainable Feedstock Source for Bioenergy Production, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

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
Strategic Material Handling Systems for Biomass Energy Facil

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

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
Deployment of Third-Generation Cellulosic Biorefineries, 200

Deployment of Third-Generation Cellulosic Biorefineries, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
On-Site Biomass Co-Gen Case Study: Unleashing Power to Creat

On-Site Biomass Co-Gen Case Study: Unleashing Power to Create Value for the Wood Products Industry, 2012 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference