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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Tips for improving TAPPI titrations for Kappa Number and var

Tips for improving TAPPI titrations for Kappa Number and various process liquors, 2016 PEERS

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Innovative Technology Training Strategy for the Pulp, Paper(1)

Innovative Technology Training Strategy for the Pulp, Paper and Chemical Process Industries, 2016 PEERS

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Impact of Eucalyptus Bark Contamination during Pulping of Mi

Impact of Eucalyptus Bark Contamination during Pulping of Mixed Southern Hardwoods, 2016 PEERS

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Industry Acquisitions Driving Steam Turbine and Generator Re

Industry Acquisitions Driving Steam Turbine and Generator Re?Optimization and Upgrades, 2016 PEERS

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Best Practices for Operator Essential Care and Equipment Ins

Best Practices for Operator Essential Care and Equipment Inspections a Significant savings Opportunity - Optimize your Preventive Maintenance, 2016 PEERS

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pH-Tolerant Xylanases Pave the Way for “Slot-In” Bleach Boos

pH-Tolerant Xylanases Pave the Way for “Slot-In” Bleach Boosting Application Without Acidification, 2016 PEERS

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Mill Water Quality in the pulp and paper Industry: Quality C

Mill Water Quality in the pulp and paper Industry: Quality Considerations & Treatment Options, 2016 PEERS

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Achieving Chemical Cost Savings at a Paper and Pulp Mill by

Achieving Chemical Cost Savings at a Paper and Pulp Mill by Implementing Advanced Control for Bleach Plant, 2016 PEERS

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Optimize Black Liquor Recovery Throughput and Increase Campa

Optimize Black Liquor Recovery Throughput and Increase Campaign Life with Chemical Additives, 2016 PEERS

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Opportunities for Both New and Existing Woodyards and Chip M

Opportunities for Both New and Existing Woodyards and Chip Mills to Achieve Increases in Production and Chip Quality by Using Chipper Discs That Incorporate a Greater Number of Knives, 2016 PEERS

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Recovery Boiler Inspection Strategy, 2016 Pulping, Engineeri

Recovery Boiler Inspection Strategy, 2016 PEERS

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Green Marketing:What are the rules and best practices?, 2016

Green Marketing:What are the rules and best practices?, 2016 PEERS

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Effects of Feedstock Size and Shape on Combustion in Biomass

Effects of Feedstock Size and Shape on Combustion in Biomass Boilers, 2016 PEERS

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Is there Sulfuric Acid in Flue Gases in Biomass Combustion?

Is there Sulfuric Acid in Flue Gases in Biomass Combustion? Measurement Techniques and Results, 2016 PEERS

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Adsorbable Organic Halides (AOX) and Sulfur in Paper & Pulp

Adsorbable Organic Halides (AOX) and Sulfur in Paper & Pulp Samples, 2016 PEERS

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Novel Technologies for Online Kappa Number Measurement Bring

Novel Technologies for Online Kappa Number Measurement Bring Opportunities for Improved Digester Control, 2016 PEERS

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Modeling Techniques Used to Examine Fuel-Air Mixing in Lime

Modeling Techniques Used to Examine Fuel-Air Mixing in Lime Kiln, 2016 PEERS

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Understanding Conductivity and Soda Loss, 2016 Pulping, Engi

Understanding Conductivity and Soda Loss, 2016 PEERS

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Understanding low temperature corrosion in Kraft Recovery Bo

Understanding low temperature corrosion in Kraft Recovery Boilers • Implications for Increased Energy Recovery, 2016 PEERS

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Grate Fired Power Boiler Coal to Bark Conversion Case Study,

Grate Fired Power Boiler Coal to Bark Conversion Case Study, 2016 PEERS