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
Liquor-to-liquor differences in combusion and gassification processes: dust composition and melting properties, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

Liquor-to-liquor differences in combusion and gassification processes: dust composition and melting properties, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

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Letter to the editor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Letter to the editor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

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Mechanics of brim forming in paperboard containers â?? an experimental investigation, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Mechanics of brim forming in paperboard containers – an experimental investigation, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

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The impact of biocides on the sizing of fine papers, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

The impact of biocides on the sizing of fine papers, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

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A model for thawing frozen wood using microwave energy, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

A model for thawing frozen wood using microwave energy, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

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Diffusion through Fibre Networks, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 2 FEBRUARY 2002 [02FEBJP55.pdf]

Diffusion through fibre networks, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2002, Vol. 28(2) (216KB)

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Factors affecting the inhibition of light-induced yellowing of a coated btmp paper, December 2002, Vol. 28(12) [02DECJP400.pdf]

Factors affecting the inhibition of light-induced yellowing of a coated btmp paper, December 2002, Vol. 28(12) (241KB)

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Biokraft pulping of eucalyptus with selected lignin-degrading fungi, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2001, Vol. 27(7)

Biokraft pulping of eucalyptus with selected lignin-degrading fungi, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2001, Vol. 27(7)

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Connection Between the Damage Profile and Cohesive Stress-Widening Curve of Paper, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 5 MAY 2002 [02MAYJP176.pdf]

Connection between the damage profile and cohesive stress-widening curve of paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2002, Vol. 28(5) (316KB)

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The fate of hexenuronic acid groups during kraft pulping of hardwoods, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

The fate of hexenuronic acid groups during kraft pulping of hardwoods, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

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The Presence of Dissolved and Colloidal Substances in BCTMP and their Effect on Sizing, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 2 FEBRUARY 2002 [02FEBJP45.pdf]

The presence of dissolved and colloidal substances in bctmp and their effect on sizing, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2002, Vol. 28(2) (385KB)

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Effect of base paper filler content and precalendering on coating colour mist and coverage in MSP coating, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

Effect of base paper filler content and precalendering on coating colour mist and coverage in MSP coating, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

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Monitoring cellulose degradation during conventional and modified kraft pulping, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

Monitoring cellulose degradation during conventional and modified kraft pulping, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

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A computational study of particle separation in hydrocyclones, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (343KB)

A computational study of particle separation in hydrocyclones, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (343KB)

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Formation, adsorption and interactions of poly-dadmac/pectic acid complexes, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2002, Vol. 28(1) (239KB)

Formation, adsorption and interactions of poly-dadmac/pectic acid complexes, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2002, Vol. 28(1) (239KB)

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Quantitative assessment of mechanical fibre dimensions during defibration and fibre development, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

Quantitative assessment of mechanical fibre dimensions during defibration and fibre development, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

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How to improve bleached pulp yield measurement, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

How to improve bleached pulp yield measurement, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

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Adsorption of yellowing Inhibitors on mechanical pulp, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (354KB)

Adsorption of yellowing Inhibitors on mechanical pulp, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (354KB)

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The fate of hexenuronic acid groups during alkaline pulping of loblolly pine, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

The fate of hexenuronic acid groups during alkaline pulping of loblolly pine, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

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The surface measurement of fibre orientation anisotropy and misalignment angle by laser diffraction, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2002, Vol. 28(10) (669KB)

The surface measurement of fibre orientation anisotropy and misalignment angle by laser diffraction, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2002, Vol. 28(10) (669KB)