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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Mill-scale experiences of extended delignification with Super Batch cooking method, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Mill-scale experiences of extended delignification with Super Batch cooking method, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Rapid determination of cellulose inplantation eucalypt woods to predict kraft pulp yields, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Rapid determination of cellulose inplantation eucalypt woods to predict kraft pulp yields, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Fiber characteristics,pulpability,and bleachability of switchgrass, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Fiber characteristics,pulpability,and bleachability of switchgrass, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

A NOVEL METHOD FOR REAL-TIME MEASUREMENT OF ALKALINE PULPING YIELD, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

A NOVEL METHOD FOR REAL-TIME MEASUREMENT OF ALKALINE PULPING YIELD, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

PRODUCTION AND USE OF TCF PULPS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

PRODUCTION AND USE OF TCF PULPS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

The influence of felling age and site altitude on pulping properties of Pinus patula and Pinus elliottii, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

The influence of felling age and site altitude on pulping properties of Pinus patula and Pinus elliottii, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

THE POSSIBILITIES TO APPLY POLYSULPHIDE-AQ PULPING IN KRAFT MILLS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

THE POSSIBILITIES TO APPLY POLYSULPHIDE-AQ PULPING IN KRAFT MILLS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

A NEW APPROACH TO MEASURINGPULP YIELDS IN A CONTINUOUSCOOKING SYSTEM, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

A NEW APPROACH TO MEASURINGPULP YIELDS IN A CONTINUOUSCOOKING SYSTEM, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

The IDE-process - a way to boost the pulp yield, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

The IDE-process - a way to boost the pulp yield, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Low Capital, High Return Modification to Karf Pulping Operations, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Low Capital, High Return Modification to Karf Pulping Operations, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Determinaton of pulp characteristics by (cliff use reflectance FTIR, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Determinaton of pulp characteristics by (cliff use reflectance FTIR, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

EXTENDING THE DIGESTER DELIGNIFICATIONWITH ANTHRAQUINONE, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

EXTENDING THE DIGESTER DELIGNIFICATIONWITH ANTHRAQUINONE, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

HIGH-YIELD PRODUCTION STRATEGY FOR HARDWOOD KRAFT PULPS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

HIGH-YIELD PRODUCTION STRATEGY FOR HARDWOOD KRAFT PULPS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Improved Selectivity of Oxygen Bleaching Trough Use of Chemical Additives, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Improved Selectivity of Oxygen Bleaching Trough Use of Chemical Additives, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Basket Cases IV: Higher Yield with PapriloxTM Polysulphide-AQ Pulping of Hardwoods, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Basket Cases IV: Higher Yield with PapriloxTM Polysulphide-AQ Pulping of Hardwoods, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

IMPROVING EXTENDED DELIGNIFICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR KRAFT PULPING. PART III: YIELD IMPROVEMENT FROM TWO-STAGE KRAFT COOKING WITH INITIAL POLYSULPHIDE TREATMENT, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

IMPROVING EXTENDED DELIGNIFICATION TECHNOLOGY FOR KRAFT PULPING. PART III: YIELD IMPROVEMENT FROM TWO-STAGE KRAFT COOKING WITH INITIAL POLYSULPHIDE TREATMENT, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

New Chipping Technique For Kraft Pulping, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

New Chipping Technique For Kraft Pulping, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

APPLICATION OF A SURFACTANT AS A KRAFT PULPING ADDITIVE, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

APPLICATION OF A SURFACTANT AS A KRAFT PULPING ADDITIVE, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

IMPROVED MCC KRAFT PULPING USING A LOWER TEMPERATURE STAGE, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

IMPROVED MCC KRAFT PULPING USING A LOWER TEMPERATURE STAGE, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

CHIP THICKNESS vs KRAFT PULPING PERFORMANCE, PART I: EXPERIMENTS BY MULTIPLE HANGING BASKETS IN BATCH DIGESTERS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

CHIP THICKNESS vs KRAFT PULPING PERFORMANCE, PART I: EXPERIMENTS BY MULTIPLE HANGING BASKETS IN BATCH DIGESTERS, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology