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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Wood-Fired Boiler Design for Minimum Emissions, High Reliability and Ability to Handle Wood Fuels of a Wide Range, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Wood-Fired Boiler Design for Minimum Emissions, High Reliability and Ability to Handle Wood Fuels of a Wide Range, 1995 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Commercial Demonstration of Biomass Gasification, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Commercial Demonstration of Biomass Gasification, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Update of North America's First Commerical Black Liquor Gasification Plant: Operating Experience and the Future, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Update of North America's First Commerical Black Liquor Gasification Plant: Operating Experience and the Future, 1997 Engineering Conference Proceedings

INMAN REVISITED: THERMOCHEMICAL CONVERSION OF SODA-AQ BLACK LIQUOR INTO AN OILY PRODUCT, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

INMAN REVISITED: THERMOCHEMICAL CONVERSION OF SODA-AQ BLACK LIQUOR INTO AN OILY PRODUCT, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biochemical System Opportunities for Pulp Mills, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biochemical System Opportunities for Pulp Mills, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Fibria's New Enterprise and Business ModelFitting, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Fibria's New Enterprise and Business ModelFitting, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Extraction of hemicellulose prior to pulping of Eucalyptus grandis, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Extraction of hemicellulose prior to pulping of Eucalyptus grandis, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Advanced Cellulosic Biofuel Commercial Production - Today, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Advanced Cellulosic Biofuel Commercial Production - Today, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Journal articles
The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

North America's First Commercial Black Liquor Gasification Plant, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

North America's First Commercial Black Liquor Gasification Plant, 1996 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2009 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2009 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

Conference papers
2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2008 Engineering, Pulping and Environmental Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

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

2010 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings Book set

2010 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings Book set

Conference papers
CELLULOSE FILAMENTS REINFORCEDLOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE, 2015

CELLULOSE FILAMENTS REINFORCEDLOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE, 2015 IBBC

Conference papers
Activated Carbon and Hemicellulose Extract from Hardwoods, 2

Activated Carbon and Hemicellulose Extract from Hardwoods, 2015 IBBC

Conference papers
Expanding agricultural viability in arid regions by making t

Expanding agricultural viability in arid regions by making the retention of plant nutients and water in sandy soils possible, 2015 IBBC

Conference papers
Lignosulfonate from SPORL as Dispersant for Coal Water Slurr

Lignosulfonate from SPORL as Dispersant for Coal Water Slurry and Graphene, 2015 IBBC

Conference papers
Hybrid opportunities for bio projects in the pulp & paper in

Hybrid opportunities for bio projects in the pulp & paper industry, 2015 IBBC

Conference papers
Main findings on LignoDeco project, 2015 International Bioen

Main findings on LignoDeco project, 2015 IBBC