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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Using Modified Continuous Cooking (MCC) to Reduce AOX and Dioxins in Pulp Mill Effluent, 1991 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Using Modified Continuous Cooking (MCC) to Reduce AOX and Dioxins in Pulp Mill Effluent, 1991 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Surviving the Drought of 1999-2000, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Surviving the Drought of 1999-2000, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Regenerative Thermal Oxydation of Reduced Sulfur Emission from Kraft Pulping, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Regenerative Thermal Oxydation of Reduced Sulfur Emission from Kraft Pulping, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

21st Century Air Pollution Control Technology for Medium Density Fiberboard Plant, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

21st Century Air Pollution Control Technology for Medium Density, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Factors Leading to Apparent Opacity for Bleach Plant Scrubber Plumes, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Factors Leading to Apparent Opacity for Bleach Plant Scrubber Plumes, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Effect of Residual Bleaching Oxidants in Kraft Mill Effluents on the Biomass of an Activated Sludge Treatment System, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Effect of Residual Bleaching Oxidants in Kraft Mill Effluents on the Biomass of an Activated Sludge Treatment System, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Startup, Shutdown and Malfunction (SSM) Plan For an Integrated Pulp and Paper Mill, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Startup, Shutdown and Malfunction (SSM) Plan For an Integrated Pulp and Paper Mill, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Economic Benefits Achieved from an Odour Reduction Project, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Economic Benefits Achieved from an Odour Reduction Project, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Environmental Management System (EMS) Tools for Effluent Toxicity Prevention and Response, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Environmental Management System (EMS) Tools for Effluent Toxicity Prevention and Response, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Significance of a Calpuff Near-Field Analysis, 2003 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Significance of a Calpuff Near-Field Analysis, 2003 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Environmental Management System (EMS) - Its Evolution and the Role of Product Stewardship Programs on it, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Environmental Management System (EMS) - Its Evolution and the Role of Product Stewardship Programs on it, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Implementation of P.H. Glatfelter's Environmental Management System, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Implementation of P.H. Glatfelter's Environmental Management System, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Environmental Fate of Commonly Used Oxidizing and Non-Oxidizing Biocides: Reactions of Industrial Water Biocides Within the System, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Environmental Fate of Commonly Used Oxidizing and Non-Oxidizing Biocides: Reactions of Industrial Water Biocides Within the System, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

ACT/ACF Water Allocation Negotiations, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

ACT/ACF Water Allocation Negotiations, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Comparison of Direct Measurement vs. Emission Factors for NPRI Reporting: Methanol Air Emissions Case Studies, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Comparison of Direct Measurement vs. Emission Factors for NPRI Reporting: Methanol Air Emissions Case Studies, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Moving Bed Bio-Reactor Pilot System at Irving Pulp & Paper, Ltd., 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Moving Bed Bio-Reactor Pilot System at Irving Pulp & Paper, Ltd., 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Implementation of an Environmental Compliance Management System: Integration with Process Control Systems, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Implementation of an Environmental Compliance Management System: Integration with Process Control Systems, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Mercury Issues in the Southeastern United States, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Mercury Issues in the Southeastern United States, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Benchmarking the Movement Toward Sustainability in Secondary Fiber Systems - PT 2: How Does Your Mill Compare to Similar Mills, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Benchmarking the Movement Toward Sustainability in Secondary Fiber Systems - PT 2: How Does Your Mill Compare to Similar Mills, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Pilot Plant Study for Cluster Rule Compliance Using Aerobic Biological Destruction of HAPS, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Pilot Plant Study for Cluster Rule Compliance Using Aerobic Biological Destruction of HAPS, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings