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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Process Design Optimization for Deinking Plants, 1993 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Process Design Optimization for Deinking Plants, 1993 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Novel Technology for Removal of Sulfides From Condensate, 1999 Engineerging Conference Proceedings

Novel Technology for Removal of Sulfides From Condensate, 1999 Engineerging Conference Proceedings

Modular Rotary Valve RTO/RCO and Performance on Particleboard Dryer, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Modular Rotary Valve RTO/RCO and Performance on Particleboard Dryer, 2001 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Production of a Recombinant Protein Using Pichia Pastoris Grown in Kraft Evaporator Condensate, 2003 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Production of a Recombinant Protein Using Pichia Pastoris Grown in Kraft Evaporator Condensate, 2003 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Improving Industrial Power House Operations with Intelligent System Technologies, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Improving Industrial Power House Operations with Intelligent System Technologies, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Chip Reclaim Control Strategy Development Using Computer Simulation, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Chip Reclaim Control Strategy Development Using Computer Simulation, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Secondary Waste Treatment Plant Control Using Statistical Process Control Techniques, 1994 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Secondary Waste Treatment Plant Control Using Statistical Process Control Techniques, 1994 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Integration of an Odor Control Gas Collection System With an Active Pulp & Paper Mill Sludge Landfill, 1992 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Integration of an Odor Control Gas Collection System With an Active Pulp & Paper Mill Sludge Landfill, 1992 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Utilization of Primary Clarifier Sludge as an Agricultural Lime Substitute, 1992 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Utilization of Primary Clarifier Sludge as an Agricultural Lime Substitute, 1992 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Multi Component Control of Brownstock Washing, 1993 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Multi Component Control of Brownstock Washing, 1993 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Proposed Mechanism for the Depletion of NOx in a Kraft Recovery Furnace, 1993 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Proposed Mechanism for the Depletion of NOx in a Kraft Recovery Furnace, 1993 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Aerobic Treatment of a Fine Paper Mill Effluent by the Acticontact Process, 1993 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Aerobic Treatment of a Fine Paper Mill Effluent by the Acticontact Process, 1993 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Bio-Kidney on a Fine Paper Machine, 2003 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Bio-Kidney on a Fine Paper Machine, 2003 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Method to Eliminate Anaerobic Odors, Reduce Sludge Volumes and Increase Biologic Treatment Efficiency in Effluent Treatment Plants, 1996 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Method to Eliminate Anaerobic Odors, Reduce Sludge Volumes and Increase Biologic Treatment Efficiency in Effluent Treatment Plants, 1996 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Removal of Toxic Contaminants from Bleached Kraft Mill Wastewater with Enhanced Activated Sludge Treatment, 1994 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Removal of Toxic Contaminants from Bleached Kraft Mill Wastewater with Enhanced Activated Sludge Treatment, 1994 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Improving Oxidation of the Extrusion Melt at Higher Line Speeds and Lower Melt Temperatures, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving Oxidation of the Extrusion Melt at Higher Line Speeds and Lower Melt Temperatures, 2014 PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating in an Adhesive Lamination World, 2014 PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating in an Adhesive Lamination World, 2014 PLACE Conference

Adjusting Wetting and Adhesion Characteristics with ALD and MLD, 2014 PLACE Conference

Adjusting Wetting and Adhesion Characteristics with ALD and MLD, 2014 PLACE Conference

Conference papers
Brownstock Washing Technologies Brownstock Washing II Panel Discussion, 2014 PEERS Conference

Brownstock Washing Technologies Brownstock Washing II Panel Discussion, 2014 PEERS Conference

The Need For CD Mapping Standards To Enhance Sustainability, Agility And Profitability, PaperCon 2014

The Need For CD Mapping Standards To Enhance Sustainability, Agility And Profitability, PaperCon 2014