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
A dynamic model of pressure screen hydraulics, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

A dynamic model of pressure screen hydraulics, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

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Fibre Length Fractionation Caused by Pulp Screening, Slotted Screen Plates, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

Fibre Length Fractionation Caused by Pulp Screening, Slotted Screen Plates, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

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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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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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Evaluation and control of coated paper stiffness, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

Evaluation and control of coated paper stiffness, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

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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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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)

Journal articles
Whitewater clarification using a dual flocculation/ultrasonic method, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Whitewater clarification using a dual flocculation/ultrasonic method, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Journal articles
Fate and removal kinetics of contaminants contained in evaporator condensate during treatment for reuse using a high-temperature membrane bioreactor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001,

Fate and removal kinetics of contaminants contained in evaporator condensate during treatment for reuse using a high-temperature membrane bioreactor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

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The flocculation mechanism of microparticulate retention aid systems, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

The flocculation mechanism of microparticulate retention aid systems, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

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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)

Journal articles
Effect of temperature on the kinetics of pulp ozonation, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

Effect of temperature on the kinetics of pulp ozonation, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

Journal articles
Effect of dispersed phase solids on blade forces in the cylindrical laboratory coater, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

Effect of dispersed phase solids on blade forces in the cylindrical laboratory coater, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

Journal articles
The contribution of different fractions of fines to pulp drainage in mechanical pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

The contribution of different fractions of fines to pulp drainage in mechanical pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

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Polymer transfer during fines detachment under turbulent flow: mechanism and implications, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

Polymer transfer during fines detachment under turbulent flow: mechanism and implications, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

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Three-dimensional imaging of paper by use of synchrotron x-ray microtomography, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

Three-dimensional imaging of paper by use of synchrotron x-ray microtomography, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

Journal articles
Enhanced alkaline peroxide bleaching of softwood kraft pulps using a new activator, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

Enhanced alkaline peroxide bleaching of softwood kraft pulps using a new activator, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

Journal articles
A robust thresholding algorithm for halftone dots, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

A robust thresholding algorithm for halftone dots, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

Journal articles
Characterization of friction during pulping: an interesting tool to achieve good deinking, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

Characterization of friction during pulping: an interesting tool to achieve good deinking, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

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Β-radiographic imaging of paper formation using storage phosphor screens, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Β-radiographic imaging of paper formation using storage phosphor screens, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)