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 [email protected]. 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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Books
How to Write What People Like to Read

How to Write What People Like to Read

Bioenergy

The Bioenergy Industry focuses on the latest technical advances in procuring, pretreating, and converting biomass to produce chemicals and fuels. 

Biofuel Firing in Fluidized Bed Boilers - an Opportunity for Green Electricity, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Biofuel Firing in Fluidized Bed Boilers - an Opportunity for Green Electricity, 2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference

Webinars
Biofilm Control in Papermaking Webinar

This webinar will discuss: How to recognize the problems caused by biofilms, Understanding how biofilms are formed, Develop an understanding of the strategies used to control biofilm formation, & Identify the steps required to design and implement a biofilm control program.

Webinars
BEAM-- A Model to Assess Biomass Energy Availability Transport Options and Delivery Costs

The Energy Information Administration projects that biomass usage in the power sector alone will increase by a factor of five over the next 25 years.

Books
Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

VISUALIZATION OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN A SOOTBLOWER JET AND A SUPERHEATER PLATEN, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

VISUALIZATION OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN A SOOTBLOWER JET AND A SUPERHEATER PLATEN, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Biorefinery Opportunities in New Zealand--Enabling a lignocellulosic biorefinery using softwood as a feedstock, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biorefinery Opportunities in New Zealand--Enabling a lignocellulosic biorefinery using softwood as a feedstock, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

A Commercially Viable Platform for Efficient and Robust Biochemical Conversion of Woody Biomass, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

A Commercially Viable Platform for Efficient and Robust Biochemical Conversion of Woody Biomass, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Manufacturing and Agricultural Residues; Outlook and General Assessment of Forest Residues Potential, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Manufacturing and Agricultural Residues; Outlook and General Assessment of Forest Residues Potential, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Books
The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

Books
Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

Second generation renewable motor fuels from the pulp mill â?¢ cash-flow booster becoming reality, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Second generation renewable motor fuels from the pulp mill • cash-flow booster becoming reality, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Magazine articles
Editor's Note: Monstrous marvels, TAPPI JOURNAL September 20

Editor's Note: Monstrous marvels, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2010

Conference papers
Keys to Successful Biorefinery Deployment, 2009 Internationa

Keys to Successful Biorefinery Deployment, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Journal articles
Effect of feedstock moisture content on biomass boiler operation, TAPPI JOURNAL October 2015

Effect of feedstock moisture content on biomass boiler operation, TAPPI JOURNAL October 2015

Journal articles
An Assessment of Gasification-Based Biorefining at Kraft Pulp and Paper Mills in the United States, Part B: Results, TAPPI JOURNAL January 2009

An Assessment of Gasification-Based Biorefining at Kraft Pulp and Paper Mills in the United States, Part B: Results, TAPPI JOURNAL January 2009

Journal articles
Commercial demonstration of biomass gasification, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1997, Vol. 80(5)

Commercial demonstration of biomass gasification, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1997, Vol. 80(5)

Journal articles
Current Status of Alternative Fuel Use in Lime Kilns, TAPPI JOURNAL October 2009

Current Status of Alternative Fuel Use in Lime Kilns, TAPPI JOURNAL October 2009

Journal articles
Pretreatment technologies for biological and chemical conversion of woody biomass, TAPPI JOURNAL January 2012

Pretreatment technologies for biological and chemical conversion of woody biomass, TAPPI JOURNAL January 2012