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 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
Impact of dissolved lignin in oxygen delignification

Impact of dissolved lignin in oxygen delignification and chlorine dioxide stages, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2016

Journal articles
Potential of C. citriodora wood species for kraft pulp

Potential of C. citriodora wood species for kraft pulp production, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2016

Journal articles
Status update on development of a eucalyptus plantation

Status update on development of a eucalyptus plantation program in the southeastern United States and higher elevations of southern Brazil, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2016

Consistency (concentration) of pulp suspensions

Consistency (concentration) of pulp suspensions, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 240 om-12

Technical information papers
Basic considerations for chemical cleaning and conditioning for paper machine press fabrics.

Basic considerations for chemical cleaning and conditioning for paper machine press fabrics. TIP 0404-65

Innovative Modeling and Advanced Process Control Discussed at PaperCon 2018

Need a better solution for optimizing your paper quality while keeping costs under control?  Attend PaperCon 2018 and gain insight into new methods and technologies that will help your mill be more profitable. Register today.

Hannah Ubl to Deliver Keynote at PaperCon 2018

While many successful businesses understand that growth in today’s marketplace requires a global presence and, in turn, an understanding of other cultures, they still haven’t quite grasped an understanding of the multiple generations within their own organization. Attend Hannah Ubl’s keynote presentation at PaperCon 2018 and learn valuable tips and actionable solutions for your multi-generational workplace. 

NETInc 2018 Announces Call for Papers

Be part of NETInc, the only technical conference developed by engineers and technologists to help nonwovens professionals understand the science and how it impacts the market. Submit your abstract by October 6, 2017.

Paper Industry Gives Back to the Community at PaperCon 2018

Join your fellow paper professionals at PaperCon 2018 as they volunteer to package meals for families in need. Even seemingly small contributions can add up to a big impact.  Take action and be part of PaperCon’s Community Service Project on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.

Specialty Paper Professionals Gather for Highly Anticipated Presentations

Specialty paper professionals throughout the U.S. are eager to hear from the industry’s top leaders.  They will be attending the 3-day Specialty Papers US Conference this fall to learn the latest technologies, processes and methods available in the industry.

Nonwovens Professionals Have a Great Opportunity at NETInc 2018

Nonwovens Professionals have a great opportunity to share their industry knowledge and expertise at NETInc 2018, the only nonwovens technical conference developed by engineers and technologists to help nonwovens professionals understand the science and how it impacts the market. Be part of this global event and submit your abstract by October 6, 2017

Paper Industry’s Biggest Event is Coming to Charlotte, NC

Want to be part of the most important gathering of paper and board professionals in the industry? Then mark your calendar for April 15-18, 2018. PaperCon 2018 is coming to Charlotte, NC, bringing you a dynamic technical conference, multiple networking opportunities and special events that you cannot afford to miss. Registration will be opening soon.

Current Trends and Forecasts Discussed at IBBC 2017

TAPPI’s International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) offers professionals insight into industry trends and forecasts as well as new technologies and innovations. Don’t miss your opportunity to gain vital industry knowledge necessary for success in the growing bioeconomy.

Two Weeks and Counting Until IBBC 2017

The Countdown has started. IBBC 2017 kicks off in just over two weeks and you don’t want to miss it. Gain the industry knowledge you need to be successful in this growing bioeconomy.

Paper Professionals Benefit from Five Co-Located Events at PaperCon 2018

PaperCon offers paper professionals the opportunity to attend five co-located events in 2018 – PaperCon, IDCON, Control Systems, NETInc, and RPTA. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and plan on attending PaperCon 2018 on April 15-18, 2018 in Charlotte, NC. 

Exclusive Interview with IBBC Keynote, Mark DeAndrea of Domtar

IBBC’s keynote, Mark DeAndrea, Vice President and Business Unit Leader- BioMaterials at Domtar, shared his insights on bioenergy and biorefining during an exclusive interview with TAPPI's Paper 360°. Read what he had to say about the future of the industry.

Latest Innovations in Bioproducts and Bioeconomy Unveiled at IBBC 2017

As world population continues to grow exponentially, renewable biological resources are becoming ever more essential.

Process Foam What Why and How to Attack

Chris Sharpe earned his degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and began his career in the defoamer industry in 1994. He started in the applications laboratory and transitioned to full-time field support in 1998.

Basics of Refining

This webinar will focus on the basics of Refining; Why refine?, the key components and operation of Refiners. It will also address: Important Process variables/ guidelines, Controls and System Considerations, Maintenance and Mechanical Issues, and Plate Design/Application.

Introduction to Nonwovens Processes Part 2

Dr. Roy M. Broughton Jr. is Professor Emeritus, Polymer and Fiber Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn AL. Dr. Broughton graduated from North Carolina State University first in Pulp and Paper Technology then in Polymer and Fiber Science.