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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Technical information papers
Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Recycling: A TAPPI PRESS Anthology of Published Papers, 1992-1997

Nonwood Fiber Raw Materials and the Biorefinery, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Nonwood Fiber Raw Materials and the Biorefinery, 2007 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Books
Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

CLEAVAGE OF ACETYL GROUPS FROM NORTHEAST HARDWOOD FOR ACETIC ACID PRODUCTION, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

CLEAVAGE OF ACETYL GROUPS FROM NORTHEAST HARDWOOD FOR ACETIC ACID PRODUCTION, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Conference papers
Priceless : discussion of Incentives for biomass fuel products, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Priceless : discussion of Incentives for biomass fuel products, 2013 IBBC

Conference papers
Controlling the Cost of Next Generation Biorefineries, 2012 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Controlling the Cost of Next Generation Biorefineries, 2012 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Upgrading Forest Residues of Douglas-fir through Physical Fractionation for Fermentable Sugar Production, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Upgrading Forest Residues of Douglas-fir through Physical Fractionation for Fermentable Sugar Production, 2013 IBBC

LIGNIN REMOVAL FROM DIFFERENT BLACK LIQUORS, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

LIGNIN REMOVAL FROM DIFFERENT BLACK LIQUORS, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Conference papers
Two-Stage Fractionation and Fiber Production of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Liquid Fuels and Chemicals, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Two-Stage Fractionation and Fiber Production of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Liquid Fuels and Chemicals, 2013 IBBC

Conference papers
The Investments in Forest Industry Transformation Program, 2013 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

The Investments in Forest Industry Transformation Program, 2013 IBBC

Webinars
BEAM-- A Model to Assess Biomass Energy Availability Transport Options and Delivery Costs

The Energy Information Administration projects that biomass usage in the power sector alone will increase by a factor of five over the next 25 years.

Biochemical System Opportunities for Pulp Mills, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biochemical System Opportunities for Pulp Mills, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Process & Financial Modeling of Lignin Extraction in a Kraft Pulp Mill, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Process & Financial Modeling of Lignin Extraction in a Kraft Pulp Mill, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

DuraPulp - Sustainable solutions for the future, PaperCon 2014

DuraPulp - Sustainable solutions for the future, PaperCon 2014

Clonal Propagation and Tree Improvement using Somatic Embryogenesis, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Clonal Propagation and Tree Improvement using Somatic Embryogenesis, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Characterization of Residual Wood Components in Samples Biotreated by the Biopulping Fungus Ceriporiopsis Subvermispora, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Characterization of Residual Wood Components in Samples Biotreated by the Biopulping Fungus Ceriporiopsis Subvermispora, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Yield Increase with Softwood Kraft Biopulp, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Yield Increase with Softwood Kraft Biopulp, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Through the Looking Glass - Biotechnology and its Potential Protein Impact on Traditional Forestry, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Through the Looking Glass - Biotechnology and its Potential Protein Impact on Traditional Forestry, 2000 Pulping / Process & Product Quality Conference Proceedings

Creating value from wood -a working biorefinery, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Creating value from wood -a working biorefinery, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Develop New Product Features, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Develop New Product Features, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference