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

Field Trial to Assess Ash Leachability and Gaseous Emissions from Boilers Firing Deinking Residue, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Field Trial to Assess Ash Leachability and Gaseous Emissions from Boilers Firing Deinking Residue, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Combined Sloping and Reciprocating Grate Design of the Bark Boiler Furnace-A Proven Method for Burning Deinking Sludge, 1994 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Combined Sloping and Reciprocating Grate Design of the Bark Boiler Furnace-A Proven Method for Burning Deinking Sludge, 1994 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Instability of the Flow in a Closed Cylindrical Cavity and in a Short-Dwell Cavity, 1999 Coating Conference Proceedings

Instability of the Flow in a Closed Cylindrical Cavity and in a Short-Dwell Cavity, 1999 Coating Conference Proceedings

Characterization of the Three-Dimensional Structure of Paper Using X-Ray Microtomography, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Characterization of the Three-Dimensional Structure of Paper Using X-Ray Microtomography, 2000 Engineering Conference Proceedings

H2S Recovery from a Kraft Black Liquor Gasification Gas with a Calcium-Based Process: The Effect of Calcium Recycling, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting Conference Proceedings

H2S Recovery from a Kraft Black Liquor Gasification Gas with a Calcium-Based Process: The Effect of Calcium Recycling, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting Conference Proceedings

Potential for Increased Electricity Production at an Integrated Pulp and Paper Mill with Black Liquor Gasification, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting Conference Proceedings

Potential for Increased Electricity Production at an Integrated Pulp and Paper Mill with Black Liquor Gasification, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting Conference Proceedings

Calendering Tutorial, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting Conference Proceedings

Calendering Tutorial, 2001 Engineering / Finishing & Converting 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

Understanding Class I Area Impact Analyses: A Case Study Using the CALPUFF Dispersion Model, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Understanding Class I Area Impact Analyses: A Case Study Using the CALPUFF Dispersion Model, 2002 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

Industry Standards for Non-metallic Expansion Joints in Piping and Ductwork Systems, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Indusrty Standards for Non-metallic Expansion Joints in Piping and Ductwork Systems, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Modeling and Simulation of NPE Metal Ion , 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Modeling and Simulation of NPE Metal I, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Troubleshooting Pulp and Paper Aerated Stabilization Basins for TSS and Toxicity Upsets, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Troubleshooting Pulp and Paper Aerated Stabilization Basins for TSS and Toxicity Upsets, 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

Dynamic Simulation of Dewatering in High Vacuum Flat Boxes, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Dynamic Simulation of Dewatering in High Vacuum Flat Boxes, 1998 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Performance of Rolling Element Bearings in Steam Heated Drying Cylinders, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Performance of Rolling Element Bearings in Steam Heated Drying Cylinders, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Effects of Temperature Variations on Activated Sludge Performance Treating Pulp and Paper Mill Effluent, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Effects of Temperature Variations on Activated Sludge Performance Treating Pulp and Paper Mill Effluent, 2002 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