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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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

Journal articles
The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Practical Application of Statistics to Groundwater Monitoring Data, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Practical Application of Statistics to Groundwater Monitoring Data, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Behavior of Oxygen Gas in Industrial Medium Consistency Oxygen Delignification Systems, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Behavior of Oxygen Gas in Industrial Medium Consistency Oxygen Delignification Systems, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Pulping and Papermaking Properties of Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin), 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Pulping and Papermaking Properties of Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin), 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Conference papers
Energy Monitoring Keeps Cost Down in Louisiana Mill, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Energy Monitoring Keeps Cost Down in Louisiana Mill, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Development of a Sulphur-Free, High-Yield Pulping Process, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Development of a Sulphur-Free, High-Yield Pulping Process, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

The Possibilities to Reduce Chlorine Dioxide Consumption in the ECF Bleaching of Bamboo Kraft Pulp, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

The Possibilities to Reduce Chlorine Dioxide Consumption in the ECF Bleaching of Bamboo Kraft Pulp, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

A Decade Of Aq Benefits At Canfor's Northwood Mill (1994-2004), 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

A Decade Of Aq Benefits At Canfor's Northwood Mill (1994-2004), 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

The Development of an Efficient Continuous Digester Chip Feeding System, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

The Development of an Efficient Continuous Digester Chip Feeding System, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Workplace Transformation: Lessons for the Paper Industry, 2004 Engineering, Pulping and PCE&I Conference

Workplace Transformation: Lessons for the Paper Industry, 2004 Engineering, Pulping and PCE&I Conference

Improved Understanding of Chip Steaming and Impregnation, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Improved Understanding of Chip Steaming and Impregnation, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Additional Hybrid Poplars With Papermaking Properties Superior To Aspen, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Additional Hybrid Poplars With Papermaking Properties Superior To Aspen, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Improving Mill Productivity with Advanced Wear Protection Solutions, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Improving Mill Productivity with Advanced Wear Protection Solutions, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Strategic Design of Robust Global Supply Chains: Two Case Studies from the Paper Industry, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Strategic Design of Robust Global Supply Chains: Two Case Studies from the Paper Industry, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Effects of Change and Change Management on Employee Responses: An Overview of Results from Multiple Studies, 2004 Engineering, Pulping and PCE&I Conference

Effects of Change and Change Management on Employee Responses: An Overview of Results from Multiple Studies, 2004 Engineering, Pulping and PCE&I Conference

Box Plant Trucking Logistics and Related Studies, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Box Plant Trucking Logistics and Related Studies, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Cooking Conditions for Eucalyptus cammaldulensis and Populus euphratica with Anthraquinone, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Cooking Conditions for Eucalyptus cammaldulensis and Populus euphratica with Anthraquinone, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Conference papers
Measured Data for Sootblowing Optimization, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Measured Data for Sootblowing Optimization, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Improved Deresination During Oxygen Delignification. Part II: Effects of Blended Surfactant Addition, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference

Improved Deresination During Oxygen Delignification. Part II: Effects of Blended Surfactant Addition, 2004 Engineering, Pulping, and PCE&I Conference