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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Journal articles
Impact of wood chip leaching pretreatment on wood chemical composition 15-Jan-09

Impact of wood chip leaching pretreatment on wood chemical composition, TAPPI JOURNAL January 2015

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Life cycle assessment of ECF bleaching sequences with ocus on carbon footprint 15-Jan-17

Life cycle assessment of ECF bleaching sequences with focus on carbon footprint, TAPPI JOURNAL January 2015

Journal articles
Paperboard, imports, and exports to fuel 1997 growth, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

Paperboard, imports, and exports to fuel 1997 growth, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

Journal articles
Millar Western's Whitecourt Mill: First in North America, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

Millar western's whitecourt mill: first in north america, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

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The basics of Agenda 2020, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

The basics of agenda 2020, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

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On the use and care of supercalendar rolls, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

On the use and care of supercalendar rolls, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

Magazine articles
Life after logging, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

Life after logging, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

Journal articles
Canadian industry: 1996 review, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

Canadian industry: 1996 review, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

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The association angle: CPPA on Canada, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

The association angle: cppa on canada, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1997, Vol. 80(1)

Journal articles
OSHA's voluntary protection program - the rewards are worth the risk, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

OSHA's voluntary protection program - the rewards are worth the risk, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Journal articles
Inpacel looks to expand as ownership shifts, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Inpacel looks to expand as ownership shifts, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Journal articles
Outsourcing providers, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

Outsourcing providers, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

Journal articles
Using technology to deliver value, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

Using technology to deliver value, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

Journal articles
2020 vision - focusing on the future, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

2020 vision - focusing on the future, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1997, Vol. 80(2)

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Economic stability bodes well for Brazilian pulp and paper producers, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Economic stability bodes well for brazilian pulp and paper producers, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1997, Vol. 80(11)

Magazine articles
Ozone wasn't the whole story at the 1994 international pulp bleaching conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Ozone wasn't the whole story at the 1994 international pulp bleaching conference, TAPPI JOURNAL, November 1994, Vol. 77(11)

Journal articles
Papermaking traditions of Asia, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Papermaking traditions of asia, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Journal articles
Seven papermaking pioneers inducted into paper industry hall of fame, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Seven papermaking pioneers inducted into paper industry hall of fame, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Magazine articles
Anhydrous ammonia storage vessels in the pulp and paper industry, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Anhydrous ammonia storage vessels in the pulp and paper industry, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Journal articles
Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)

Robert c. williams american museum of papermaking, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1997, Vol. 80(4)