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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Towards An Improved Understanding of the Effects of Dilute Acid Pretreatment on Poplar Lignin, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Towards An Improved Understanding of the Effects of Dilute Acid Pretreatment on Poplar Lignin, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Influence of Paper and Ink on Deinking of Inkjet Prints, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Influence of Paper and Ink on Deinking of Inkjet Prints, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Understanding the intrinsic kinetics and mechanism of hot-water-extraction for dissolution of hardwood (Acer rubrum) hemicelluloses. Part 1: effect of pH, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Understanding the intrinsic kinetics and mechanism of hot-water-extraction for dissolution of hardwood (Acer rubrum) hemicelluloses. Part 1: effect of pH, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

ROLE OF CHLORIDES IN CORROSION AND STRESS CORROSION CRACKING OF STAINLESS STEELS IN PULPING LIQUOR ENVIRONMENTS, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

ROLE OF CHLORIDES IN CORROSION AND STRESS CORROSION CRACKING OF STAINLESS STEELS IN PULPING LIQUOR ENVIRONMENTS, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effect of Hardwood Lignin Structure on the Kraft Pulping Process, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effect of Hardwood Lignin Structure on the Kraft Pulping Process, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Technical and Economic Analysis of Cellulosic Ethanol Production from Mixed Southern Hardwoods using Green Liquor Pretreatment, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Technical and Economic Analysis of Cellulosic Ethanol Production from Mixed Southern Hardwoods using Green Liquor Pretreatment, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

IMPROVING RECOVERY BOILER AVAILABILITY â?¢ THE MAHRT EXPERIENCE, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

IMPROVING RECOVERY BOILER AVAILABILITY • THE MAHRT EXPERIENCE, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Reasonable use of recovered paper - Removal of low-grade fiber material of recovered fiber suspensions, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Reasonable use of recovered paper - Removal of low-grade fiber material of recovered fiber suspensions, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effects of Loblolly Pine Tree Age and Wood Properties on Linerboard Grade Pulp Yield and Sheet Properties. Part 1: Effects on Pulp Yield, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Effects of Loblolly Pine Tree Age and Wood Properties on Linerboard Grade Pulp Yield and Sheet Properties. Part 1: Effects on Pulp Yield, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Study of Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Steel Hard Coating by High Velocity Oxgen Fuel (HVOF) Thermal Spraying, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Study of Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Steel Hard Coating by High Velocity Oxgen Fuel (HVOF) Thermal Spraying, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Managing Mechanical Integrity of Fixed Equipment with Methods Similar to Those Used to Manage Reliability of Rotating Equipment, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Managing Mechanical Integrity of Fixed Equipment with Methods Similar to Those Used to Manage Reliability of Rotating Equipment, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

DEINKING IN TISSUE DEINKING LINES, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

DEINKING IN TISSUE DEINKING LINES, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

New Attempt to Complete Recyclability Criteria for Printed Products, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

New Attempt to Complete Recyclability Criteria for Printed Products, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Volatile Organic Compounds in Printed Papers and Measures for Removal in Recovered Paper Processing, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Volatile Organic Compounds in Printed Papers and Measures for Removal in Recovered Paper Processing, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Structural Modifications of Cellulose and Lignin in Loblolly Pine arising from the Ethanol Organosolv Pretreatment, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Structural Modifications of Cellulose and Lignin in Loblolly Pine arising from the Ethanol Organosolv Pretreatment, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A, B, Cs of Ion Exchange, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A, B, Cs of Ion Exchange, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Piping Simulation Software Workshop, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Piping Simulation Software Workshop, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Characterization of a 200 kW Fluidized Bed Biomass Gasifier, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Characterization of a 200 kW Fluidized Bed Biomass Gasifier, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Optimization of wash water usage in brown stock washing, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Optimization of wash water usage in brown stock washing, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A First Online Analyser for Stickies and Macrocontaminants, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference

A First Online Analyser for Stickies and Macrocontaminants, 2010 TAPPI PEERS Conference