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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Wood-Fired Boiler Design for Minimum Emissions, High Reliability and Ability to Handle Wood Fuels of a Wide Range, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Wood-Fired Boiler Design for Minimum Emissions, High Reliability and Ability to Handle Wood Fuels of a Wide Range, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Reliability or Efficiency in Mechanical Dust Collector Operation, 1991 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Reliability or Efficiency in Mechanical Dust Collector Operation, 1991 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Inspection of Primary Air Port Opening Tubes in Recovery Boilers, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting Conference Proceedings

Inspection of Primary Air Port Opening Tubes in Recovery Boilers, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting Conference Proceedings

Effects of Differences in the Kraft Recovery Process on Harmful Nitrogen Emissions, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Effects of Differences in the Kraft Recovery Process on Harmful Nitrogen Emissions, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Roundtable: Dryer Section Performance Monitoring, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Roundtable: Dryer Section Performance Monitoring, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Paper Machine Clothing Cleaning And Conditioning for Recycled Fiber Use, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Paper Machine Clothing Cleaning And Conditioning for Recycled Fiber Use, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Paper Machine Dryer Inspection - Part II - Shells, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Paper Machine Dryer Inspection - Part II - Shells, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Failures of Paper Machine Fastners, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Failures of Paper Machine Fastners, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

PSD Routine Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement Exclusion Controversy - What Projects are Routine?, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

PSD Routine Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement Exclusion Controversy - What Projects are Routine?, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Minimizing the Risk of Brittle Fracture in Existing Liquid Storage Tanks, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Minimizing the Risk of Brittle Fracture in Existing Liquid Storage Tanks, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Innovation in Overcoming Accelerated Corrosion Due to Abrasion of a Pump in Severe Service Pulp and Paper Mill Applications, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Innovation in Overcoming Accelerated Corrosion Due to Abrasion of a Pump in Severe Service Pulp and Paper Mill Applications, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Total Fluid Management for the Pulp and Paper Industry, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Total Fluid Management for the Pulp and Paper Industry, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Reliability of Stainless Alloy Equipment in Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Reliability of Stainless Alloy Equipment in Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Investigation of Chemical Recovery Unit Floor Tube Overheat Failures, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Investigation of Chemical Recovery Unit Floor Tube Overheat Failures, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Paper Analysis the Key to Optimizing and Troubleshooting Paper Machines

Black Liquor Gasification - Experiences at Weyerhauser, New Bern, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

UnPinch Mill Stream Restrictions : Systematic Solutons to Perennial Problems, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

UnPinch Mill Stream Restrictions : Systematic Solutons to Perennial Problems, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Steam Turbine Risk Assessment Project: Inspection and Overhauls Optimization of Steam Turbines, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Steam Turbine Risk Assessment Project: Inspection and Overhauls Optimization of Steam Turbines, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Inspection and Repair of Stainless Steel Weld Overlaid Kraft Batch Digesters, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Inspection and Repair of Stainless Steel Weld Overlaid Kraft Batch Digesters, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Recovery Boil Circulation Analysis, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Recovery Boil Circulation Analysis, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Paper Mill Maintenance, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Paper Mill Maintenance, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings