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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A One-Dimensional Flow Model of a Flashing Black Liquor Gun, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

A One-Dimensional Flow Model of a Flashing Black Liquor Gun, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

White Liquor Production: A Comparison of the Causticizing Stages Using Gasifier and Recovery Boiler Produced Green Liquor, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

White Liquor Production: A Comparison of the Causticizing Stages Using Gasifier and Recovery Boiler Produced Green Liquor, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Experiences from Feeding and Co-firing of Lignin Powder in a Lime Kiln, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Experiences from Feeding and Co-firing of Lignin Powder in a Lime Kiln, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Incremental Lime Kiln Capacity - Maryvale Mill Experience, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Incremental Lime Kiln Capacity - Maryvale Mill Experience, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Alternative Fuel Firing in Lime Recovery Kilns, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Alternative Fuel Firing in Lime Recovery Kilns, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

A Thermochemical Biorefinery (TCB) Integration Strategy for Pulp and Paper Mills and the Status and Results of an Operating TCB Pilot Plant, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conferenc

A Thermochemical Biorefinery (TCB) Integration Strategy for Pulp and Paper Mills and the Status and Results of an Operating TCB Pilot Plant, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Challenges in Validating Recovery Boiler Furnace Models in Practice, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Challenges in Validating Recovery Boiler Furnace Models in Practice, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Assessment of Scaling Risk in a Pressurized Black Liquor Gasification Pilot Plant, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Assessment of Scaling Risk in a Pressurized Black Liquor Gasification Pilot Plant, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Experiences from high power recovery boilers in Kymi and Celbi, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Experiences from high power recovery boilers in Kymi and Celbi, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Suzano Mucuri White Liquor Plant: Industrial Experience with a Large Single Line, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Suzano Mucuri White Liquor Plant: Industrial Experience with a Large Single Line, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Gasification of Thick liquor from a Sulfite Cellulose Mill Using Pressurized High Temperature Entrained Flow Gasification, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Gasification of Thick liquor from a Sulfite Cellulose Mill Using Pressurized High Temperature Entrained Flow Gasification, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Statisticality of Emissions From a Recovery Boiler, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Statisticality of Emissions From a Recovery Boiler, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Opportunities for improvements in a new White Liquor Plant project, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Opportunities for improvements in a new White Liquor Plant project, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Impacts of Alternative Fuel Burning in Lime Kilns on Chemical Recovery Operation, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Impacts of Alternative Fuel Burning in Lime Kilns on Chemical Recovery Operation, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Mill Experience Retrofitting Falling-Film Evaporators with Horizontal Flow Mist Eliminators, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Mill Experience Retrofitting Falling-Film Evaporators with Horizontal Flow Mist Eliminators, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

MILL TRIAL ON NEW SOOTBLOWER DESIGN AND STRATEGY TO COMBAT PLUGGING IN A RECOVERY BOILER, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

MILL TRIAL ON NEW SOOTBLOWER DESIGN AND STRATEGY TO COMBAT PLUGGING IN A RECOVERY BOILER, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Optimizing Operation to Increase Recovery Boiler Production Throughput, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Optimizing Operation to Increase Recovery Boiler Production Throughput, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Optimizing Kraft Pulp Mill Material Flows to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Optimizing Kraft Pulp Mill Material Flows to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

In-furnace Measurement of Sulfur and Nitrogen Species in a Recovery Boiler, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

In-furnace Measurement of Sulfur and Nitrogen Species in a Recovery Boiler, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Evaluation of Superheater Corrosion in a Recovery Boiler, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Evaluation of Superheater Corrosion in a Recovery Boiler, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference