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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Reduction of the Formation of AOX During Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Reduction of the Formation of AOX During Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Changes Within the Modified Kraft Process Aiming to Improve TCF Bleachability, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Changes Within the Modified Kraft Process Aiming to Improve TCF Bleachability, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Investigation of Reaction Products from the Ozonation of Cellulose Model Compounds by NMR-Spectoscopy, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Investigation of Reaction Products from the Ozonation of Cellulose Model Compounds by NMR-Spectoscopy, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Effects of TCF-Bleaching on Hemicelluloses, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Effects of TCF-Bleaching on Hemicelluloses, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Use of Computer Modeling for Closed-Cycle Assessment and Design, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Use of Computer Modeling for Closed-Cycle Assessment and Design, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Selectivity Improvement During Oxygen Delignification by Adsorption of Polymeric Additives, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Selectivity Improvement During Oxygen Delignification by Adsorption of Polymeric Additives, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Development of Light Absorption in Different Bleaching Stages Applied to Oxygen Delignified Softwood Kraft Pulp, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Development of Light Absorption in Different Bleaching Stages Applied to Oxygen Delignified Softwood Kraft Pulp, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Improving Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching with Aldehydes, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Improving Chlorine Dioxide Bleaching with Aldehydes, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Concurrent Bleaching and Metal Management by Addition of EDTA to Chlorine Dioxide and Ozone Stages-Degradation of EDTA and Formation of...", 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proce

Concurrent Bleaching and Metal Management by Addition of EDTA to Chlorine Dioxide and Ozone Stages-Degradation of EDTA and Formation of...", 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Effect of Kraft Pulp Composition on its Bleachability, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Effect of Kraft Pulp Composition on its Bleachability, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Effects of Bleaching Parameters on the Brightening of Pulps, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Effects of Bleaching Parameters on the Brightening of Pulps, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Reconfiguration of a Five-Stage Bleach Plant for Ultra-Low AOX Discharge, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Reconfiguration of a Five-Stage Bleach Plant for Ultra-Low AOX Discharge, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer in Pulp Retention Towers, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer in Pulp Retention Towers, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Reactions of Some Monoterpens with Chlorine Dioxide, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Reactions of Some Monoterpens with Chlorine Dioxide, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Lignin Uptake by Cellulose Fibers From Aqueous Solutions, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Lignin Uptake by Cellulose Fibers From Aqueous Solutions, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Two-Stage Oxygen Delignification Process and Recent Experiences, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Two-Stage Oxygen Delignification Process and Recent Experiences, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Degradation of Dirt Particles by Kraft Pulp Bleaching Reagents, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Degradation of Dirt Particles by Kraft Pulp Bleaching Reagents, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Optimum Use of H2O2 in Kraft Pulp Delignification, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Optimum Use of H2O2 in Kraft Pulp Delignification, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Rapid D/Z and Z/D Stages for Delignification of Southern Pine Kraft Pulp, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Rapid D/Z and Z/D Stages for Delignification of Southern Pine Kraft Pulp, 2002 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Influence of the Bleaching Medium on Extraction Delignification Efficieny (I): The Role of Fiber Swelling, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings

Influence of the Bleaching Medium on Extraction Delignification Efficieny (I): The Role of Fiber Swelling, 1996 International Pulp Bleaching Conference Proceedings