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
Novel Technology for Removal of Sulfides From Condensate, 1999 Engineerging Conference Proceedings

Novel Technology for Removal of Sulfides From Condensate, 1999 Engineerging Conference Proceedings

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Application of Type 312 Stainless Steel Overlay for Corrosion Protection of Batch Digesters, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

Application of Type 312 Stainless Steel Overlay for Corrosion Protection of Batch Digesters, 1999 Engineering Conference Proceedings

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The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

The Influence of Woodand Dissolving Pulp Properties on the Carboxymethy Cellulose Reaction, 2006 Engineering, Pulping, & Environmental Conference

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Global Branding but Regional Boxmaking, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Global Branding but Regional Boxmaking, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

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Supercalender: Improvements That Enhance Quality, Productivity and Safety, 1993 Finishing and Converting Conference Proceedings

Supercalender: Improvements That Enhance Quality, Productivity and Safety, 1993 Finishing and Converting Conference Proceedings

Effect of Flotation Deinked Recycled Fibre on Newsprint Printability, 1990 International Printing & Graphic Arts Conference Proceedings

Effect of Flotation Deinked Recycled Fibre on Newsprint Printability, 1990 International Printing & Graphic Arts Conference Proceedings

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Novel Amorphous Polyalphaolefins (APAO) in Hot Melt Adhesive Formulations, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Novel Amorphous Polyalphaolefins (APAO) in Hot Melt Adhesive Formulations, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Gas Fired Paper Dryer, 1990 TAPPI Conference Proceedings

Gas Fired Paper Dryer, 1990 TAPPI Conference Proceedings

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Removal of Residual Stickies Applying New Flotation Technology at Haindl Paper - Schongau, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Removal of Residual Stickies Applying New Flotation Technology at Haindl Paper - Schongau, 1999 Recycling Symposium Proceedings

Books
Fundamentals of Packaging Technology

Fundamentals of Packaging Technology

Books
Fundamentals of Fiber Science

Fundamentals of Fiber Science

Journal articles
Thermal Yellowing of Hardwood Kraft Pulp Bleached with a Chlorine Dioxide Based Sequence, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 4 APRIL 2002 [02APRJP115.pdf]

Thermal yellowing of hardwood kraft pulp bleached with a chlorine dioxide based sequence, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 28(4) (111KB)

Books
Boiler Water Treatment Principles and Practice, Volume 1

Boiler Water Treatment Principles and Practice, Volume 1, Volume 1: Boiler Basics and Steam Water Chemistry

Books
Sustainable Asset Management, Linking Assets, People and Pro

Sustainable Asset Management, Linking Assets, People and Processes for Results

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The relationship between Kappa Number and Oxidizable Structures in Bleached Kraft Pulps, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 8 AUGUST 2002 [02AUGJP262.pdf]

The relationship between kappa number and oxidizable structures in bleached kraft pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2002, Vol. 28(8) (107KB)

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Determination of Hexenuronic Acid and Residual Lignin in Pulps by UV Spectroscopy in Cadoxen Solutions, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 6 JUNE 2002 [02JUNJP189.pdf]

Determination of hexenuronic acid and residual lignin in pulps by uv-spectroscopy in cadoxen solutions, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2002, Vol. 28(6) (188KB)

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Isolation of Residual Kraft Lignin in High Yield and Purity, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 2 FEBRUARY 2002 [02FEBJP50.pdf]

Isolation of residual kraft lignin in high yield and purity, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2002, Vol. 28(2) (113KB)

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Rationalization of the use of taed during activated peroxide delignification and bleaching. Part I: kinetic model, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2002, Vol. 28(10) [02OCTJP332.pdf]

Rationalization of the use of taed during activated peroxide delignification and bleaching. Part I: kinetic model, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2002, Vol. 28(10) (296KB)

Ethanolâ?¢kraft pulping and papermakingproperties of aspen and spruce Part II:Delignification kinetics,activation thermodynamics,and pulping productivity, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

Ethanol•kraft pulping and papermakingproperties of aspen and spruce Part II:Delignification kinetics,activation thermodynamics,and pulping productivity, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Symposium

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Statistical Geometry of Paper Cross-Sections, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 7 JULY 2002 [02JULJP228.pdf]

Statistical geometry of paper cross-sections, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2002, Vol. 28(7) (321KB)