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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Welcom and Introductions - Bleach Plant Workshop, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Welcom and Introductions - Bleach Plant Workshop, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Investigation of a Superheater Tube Cracking Problem, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Investigation of a Superheater Tube Cracking Problem, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Investigations into the Variability in and Control of Dioxins Formation and Emissions from Coastal Power Boilers, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Investigations into the Variability in and Control of Dioxins Formation and Emissions from Coastal Power Boilers, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Operational Results of Neutral Deinking for Old Newsprint and Potential Application in Asia-Pacific Recycle Mills, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Operational Results of Neutral Deinking for Old Newsprint and Potential Application in Asia-Pacific Recycle Mills, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Source-Specific Regional Haze BART Assessments, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Source-Specific Regional Haze BART Assessments, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

A Simplified Pulping & Bleaching Process for Pith-Containing Nonwoods: Trials on Whole Corn Stalks, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

A Simplified Pulping & Bleaching Process for Pith-Containing Nonwoods: Trials on Whole Corn Stalks, 2005 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

Fundamental Chemistry of Precipitation and Mineral Scale Formation, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Fundamental Chemistry of Precipitation and Mineral Scale Formation, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Observation and Visualization of the Chip Compaction Disturbances in Digester, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Observation and Visualization of the Chip Compaction Disturbances in Digester, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Composting of By-Product Solids From the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Enviornmental Conference

Composting of By-Product Solids From the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Enviornmental Conference

Improving Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching Efficiency by Selecting the Optimal pH Targets, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Improving Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching Efficiency by Selecting the Optimal pH Targets, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Hybrid Poplar Plantations for the North American Pulp and Paper Industry - History and Future Outlook, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Hybrid Poplar Plantations for the North American Pulp and Paper Industry - History and Future Outlook, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Flotation Deinking of Recycled Paper Aided by Electric Field, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Flotation Deinking of Recycled Paper Aided by Electric Field, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Boiler Mact Compliance With New Scrubber Technology, A Case Study, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Boiler Mact Compliance With New Scrubber Technology, A Case Study, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Manufactured Topsoil Using Papermill Residuals: Refining the Recipe to Maximize Long-Term Soil Fertility, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Manufactured Topsoil Using Papermill Residuals: Refining the Recipe to Maximize Long-Term Soil Fertility, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Paper Recovery: Challenges and Opportunities, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Paper Recovery: Challenges and Opportunities, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Technological Characterization of the New Generation of Brazilian Eucalyptus Clones for Kraft Pulp Production, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Technological Characterization of the New Generation of Brazilian Eucalyptus Clones for Kraft Pulp Production, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Hexenuronic Acids and Prehydrolysis, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Hexenuronic Acids and Prehydrolysis, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Non-Process Elements in the Paper Industry, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Non-Process Elements in the Paper Industry, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Alkali Concentration Control in Cooking Liquor with a New Modular Flow-Through Conductivity Sensor, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Alkali Concentration Control in Cooking Liquor with a New Modular Flow-Through Conductivity Sensor, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Optimization of ECF Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Optimization of ECF Bleaching, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference