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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Technical information papers
Performance test procedure for boilers using biomass as fuel, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-18 (2008)

Performance test procedure for boilers using biomass as fuel, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-18 (2008)

Technical information papers
Inspection guidelines for Yankee hood systems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-02 (2013)

Inspection guidelines for Yankee hood systems, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-02 (2013)

Technical information papers
Energy checklist: pulp mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-24 (2015)

Energy checklist: pulp mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-24 (2015)

Technical information papers
Water quality and monitoring requirements for paper mill boilers operating with high purity feedwater, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-03 (2011)

Water quality and monitoring requirements for paper mill boilers operating with high purity feedwater, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-03 (2011)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for replacement of generating bank tubes with expanded joints in two-drum boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-08 (2009)

Guidelines for replacement of generating bank tubes with expanded joints in two-drum boilers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-08 (2009)

Technical information papers
Paper machine vacuum selection factors, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-01 (2013)

Paper machine vacuum selection factors, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-01 (2013)

Technical information papers
Caustic soda (NaOH) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-27 (2008)

Caustic soda (NaOH) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-27 (2008)

Technical information papers
Sodium chlorate (NaClO3) safe handling and storage, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-31 (2012)

Sodium chlorate (NaClO3) safe handling and storage, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-31 (2012)

Technical information papers
Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)

Guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of cast iron Yankee and MG dryers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0425-01 (2013)

Technical information papers
Boiling Point Rise of Spent Sulfite Liquors, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-21 (2002)

Boiling Point Rise of Spent Sulfite Liquors, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-21 (2002)

Technical information papers
Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-06 (2002)

Solubility of Sulfur Dioxide, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-06 (2002)

Technical information papers
Relative Humidity Tables, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-06 (2005)

Relative Humidity Tables, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-06 (2005)

Technical information papers
Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-30 (2012)

Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-30 (2012)

Technical information papers
TAPPI Roll Number for inventory/tracking systems and bar codes TIP 1004-01(2010)

TAPPI Roll Number for inventory/tracking systems and bar codes, TIP 1004-01(2015)

Technical information papers
Dilution of Caustic Soda Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-09 (2002)

Dilution of Caustic Soda Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-09 (2002)

Technical information papers
Grinder Pulpstones - Cubical Contents, Technical Information Paper TIP 0605-01 (2004)

Grinder Pulpstones - Cubical Contents, Technical Information Paper TIP 0605-01 (2004)

Technical information papers
Bulk oxygen (O2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-29 (2012)

Bulk oxygen (O2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-29 (2012)

Technical information papers
Refiner systems: their inspection and maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-06 (2013)

Refiner systems: their inspection and maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-06 (2013)

Technical information papers
Testing Atmospheres Simulating End Use Conditions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-05 (2005)

Testing Atmospheres Simulating End Use Conditions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0808-05 (2005)

Technical information papers
Interconversion of Freeness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0809-01 (2004)

Interconversion of Freeness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0809-01 (2004)