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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Presentation of Recovery Boiler's Retrofits-Aracruz Celulose S/A, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Presentation of Recovery Boiler's Retrofits-Aracruz Celulose S/A, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Water Circulation in Heavily Loaded Recovery Boilers and Single Drum Conversions, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Water Circulation in Heavily Loaded Recovery Boilers and Single Drum Conversions, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Experience Of High Pressure And High Temperature Recovery Boilers For Two Decades, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Experience Of High Pressure And High Temperature Recovery Boilers For Two Decades, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Squeezing Out More Evaporator Capacity, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Squeezing Out More Evaporator Capacity, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Conference papers
Stacked-Air System Improves Recovery Boiler Operation, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Stacked-Air System Improves Recovery Boiler Operation, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Influence of Dissolved Lignin on the Combustion Properties of Softwood and Hardwood Kraft Black Liquors, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Influence of Dissolved Lignin on the Combustion Properties of Softwood and Hardwood Kraft Black Liquors, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Chloride and Potassium Removal Processes for Kraft Pulp Mills: A Technical Review, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Chloride and Potassium Removal Processes for Kraft Pulp Mills: A Technical Review, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Borate Autocausticizing During Char Bed Burning, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Borate Autocausticizing During Char Bed Burning, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Interaction Between Sootblower Jet and Superheater Tubes in Recovery Boilers, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Interaction Between Sootblower Jet and Superheater Tubes in Recovery Boilers, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Advanced Efficiency Options - Increasing Electricity Generating Potential from Pulp Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Advanced Efficiency Options - Increasing Electricity Generating Potential from Pulp Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Sulfur Dioxide Emission Dependency on Kraft Recovery Boiler Operation Parameters, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Sulfur Dioxide Emission Dependency on Kraft Recovery Boiler Operation Parameters, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Towards Closed-Cycle Kraft Processing: Mill Balance for Tasman Pulp and Paper Company LTD, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Towards Closed-Cycle Kraft Processing: Mill Balance for Tasman Pulp and Paper Company LTD, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Irreversible Black Liquor Viscosity Reduction by High Intensity Shearing, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Irreversible Black Liquor Viscosity Reduction by High Intensity Shearing, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Dynamic Simulation Model of Rotary Lime Kiln, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Dynamic Simulation Model of Rotary Lime Kiln, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Update of the American Forest & Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Update of the American Forest & Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Kinetics of the Direct Causticizing Reaction between Sodium Carbonate and Sodium Trititanate, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Kinetics of the Direct Causticizing Reaction between Sodium Carbonate and Sodium Trititanate, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

New Developments in Recovery Boiler Ignitor Systems, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

New Developments in Recovery Boiler Ignitor Systems, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Ammonia Scrubber for Condensate Stripper Off-Gases, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Ammonia Scrubber for Condensate Stripper Off-Gases, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Characterization of Sintering Behaviour of Recovery Boiler Precipitator Dusts, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Characterization of Sintering Behaviour of Recovery Boiler Precipitator Dusts, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Black Liquor Gasification Update at Norampac, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Black Liquor Gasification Update at Norampac, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference