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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Development of Laboratory Wet Creping Method to Evaluate and Control Pulp Quality for Tissue, PaperCon 2014

Development of Laboratory Wet Creping Method to Evaluate and Control Pulp Quality for Tissue, PaperCon 2014

Presentation Of A Dry Black Liquor Gasification Process With Direct Caustisization, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Presentation Of A Dry Black Liquor Gasification Process With Direct Caustisization, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Books
Welcome and Introductory Comments, 1996 Life Cycle Assessment Symposium Proceedings

Welcome and Introductory Comments, 1996 Life Cycle Assessment Symposium Proceedings

Books
Kraft Pulping, Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process and Kraft Recovery Boilers. Trio-Bundle

Kraft Pulping, Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process and Kraft Recovery Boilers. Trio-Bundle

Journal articles
How Much of the Yield Increase from Modified Pulping Processes is Retained During Bleaching?, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 6 JUNE 2002 [02JUNJP193.pdf]

How much of the yield increase from modified pulping processes is retained during bleaching?, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2002, Vol. 28(6) (246KB)

Journal articles
Selectivity improvement during oxygen delignification by adsorption of a sugar-based polymer, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2003, Vol. 29(2) (974KB)

Selectivity improvement during oxygen delignification by adsorption of a sugar-based polymer, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2003, Vol. 29(2) (974KB)

Conference papers
Minor sources of carbonate in kraft pulping and oxygen delignification processes, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2003, Vol. 29(2) (628KB)

Minor sources of carbonate in kraft pulping and oxygen delignification processes, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2003, Vol. 29(2) (628KB)

Journal articles
Heat transfer to flowing fibre suspensions, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2003, Vol. 29(3) (400KB)

Heat transfer to flowing fibre suspensions, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2003, Vol. 29(3) (400KB)

Journal articles
Relationship between the alkali solubility of hemicelluloses and lignin from unbleached hardwood kraft pulp and pulp bleachability, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2003, Vol. 29(6) (460KB)

Relationship between the alkali solubility of hemicelluloses and lignin from unbleached hardwood kraft pulp and pulp bleachability, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2003, Vol. 29(6) (460KB)

Conference papers
Specific surface and effective volume of water-swollen pulp fibres by a permeability method, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2002, Vol. 28(1) (159KB)

Specific surface and effective volume of water-swollen pulp fibres by a permeability method, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2002, Vol. 28(1) (159KB)

Technical information papers
Viscosities of Various Spent Sulfite Liquors at 26.7ºC and Other Temperatures, Technical Information PaperTIP 0607-22 (2002)

Viscosities of Various Spent Sulfite Liquors at 26.7ºC and Other Temperatures, Technical Information PaperTIP 0607-22 (2002)

Evaluating Repulpapility and Recyclability of a Blend of Post-Consumer Quick-Service Paper Packaging Material with Specified Fiber Grades at Readily Available Mill Types Utilizing Newly Developed Stan

Evaluating Repulpapility and Recyclability of a Blend of Post-Consumer Quick-Service Paper Packaging Material with Specified Fiber Grades at Readily Available Mill Types Utilizing Newly Developed Standards, 2012 PEERS Conference

New Test Method for Scale Removal and Development of Digester Scale Inhibitors, 2013 PEERS Conference

New Test Method for Scale Removal and Development of Digester Scale Inhibitors, 2013 PEERS Conference

Brown Stock Washing Fundamentals: Enhancing Drainage through Chemistry, Part 2, 2013 PEERS Conference

Brown Stock Washing Fundamentals: Enhancing Drainage through Chemistry, Part 2, 2013 PEERS Conference

Laboratory Simulation of Modified Kraft Cooking Systems - A New Cooking System Enables Independent Temperature and Liquor Transfer Programs, 1994 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Laboratory Simulation of Modified Kraft Cooking Systems - A New Cooking System Enables Independent Temperature and Liquor Transfer Programs, 1994 Pulping Conference Proceedings

Peracid Delignification and Bleaching, 1994 Pulping Conference

Peracid Delignification and Bleaching, 1994 Pulping Conference

Conference papers
SEASONAL EXTRACTIVE VARIATIONS IN TREE, CHIPS AND TMP

SEASONAL EXTRACTIVE VARIATIONS IN TREE, CHIPS AND TMP, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Conference papers
The Effect of Extractives on the Disruptive Shear Stress in

The Effect of Extractives on the Disruptive Shear Stress in Pine Thermomechanical PulpsThe Effect of Extractives on the Disruptive Shear Stress in Pine Thermomechanical Pulps, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Tailoring Printing Paper Properties â?¢ Potential and Weakness of Mechanical Pulps in Multilayered Sheets, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Tailoring Printing Paper Properties • Potential and Weakness of Mechanical Pulps in Multilayered Sheets, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

CHARACTERIZATION OF EUCALYPTUS BLACK LIQUOR AND CORRELATION OF THEIR PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, PaperCon 2014

CHARACTERIZATION OF EUCALYPTUS BLACK LIQUOR AND CORRELATION OF THEIR PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, PaperCon 2014