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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Events
Scholarships

Each year, TAPPI is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students in the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and related industries. The deadline to submit applications for all Technical Division scholarships is February 15 for the following academic year.

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Pulp Manufacture Past Award Winners

Pulp Manufacture Past Award Winners

Pulp Manufacture Division Committees

Alkaline Pulping and Bleaching Committee This committee focuses on  The process of alkaline pulping and related chemical recovery and regeneration, fiberizing, washing, screening, and other operations prior to stock preparation the methods and apparatus for other operations

Conference papers
Characterization of spanish agricultural residues with a view to obtaining cellulose pulp, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Characterization of spanish agricultural residues with a view to obtaining cellulose pulp, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Journal articles
Prediction of pulp yield and cellulose content from wood samples using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Prediction of pulp yield and cellulose content from wood samples using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Conference papers
Nonchlorine bleaching of pulp produced by the modified continuous cooking process, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Nonchlorine bleaching of pulp produced by the modified continuous cooking process, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Development of Laboratory Wet Creping Method to Evaluate and Control Pulp Quality for Tissue, PaperCon 2014

Development of Laboratory Wet Creping Method to Evaluate and Control Pulp Quality for Tissue, PaperCon 2014

New Test Method for Scale Removal and Development of Digester Scale Inhibitors, 2013 PEERS Conference

New Test Method for Scale Removal and Development of Digester Scale Inhibitors, 2013 PEERS Conference

Technical information papers
Screening Symbols, Terminology and Equations, Technical Info

Screening Symbols, Terminology and Equations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0605-04 - "Withdrawn"

Conference papers
SEASONAL EXTRACTIVE VARIATIONS IN TREE, CHIPS AND TMP

SEASONAL EXTRACTIVE VARIATIONS IN TREE, CHIPS AND TMP, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Conference papers
The Effect of Extractives on the Disruptive Shear Stress in

The Effect of Extractives on the Disruptive Shear Stress in Pine Thermomechanical PulpsThe Effect of Extractives on the Disruptive Shear Stress in Pine Thermomechanical Pulps, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Books
Wood Chemistry Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition

Wood Chemistry Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition

CHARACTERIZATION OF EUCALYPTUS BLACK LIQUOR AND CORRELATION OF THEIR PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, PaperCon 2014

CHARACTERIZATION OF EUCALYPTUS BLACK LIQUOR AND CORRELATION OF THEIR PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, PaperCon 2014

Conference papers
Nonchlorine bleaching of pulp produced by the modified continuous cooking process, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Nonchlorine bleaching of pulp produced by the modified continuous cooking process, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Conference papers
Characterization of spanish agricultural residues with a view to obtaining cellulose pulp, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Characterization of spanish agricultural residues with a view to obtaining cellulose pulp, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Journal articles
Prediction of pulp yield and cellulose content from wood samples using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Prediction of pulp yield and cellulose content from wood samples using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Simulation of fatigue related variables in wood grinding, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conf(1)

Simulation of fatigue related variables in wood grinding, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Alternative Alkalis in Peroxide Bleaching of Mechanical Pulp, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping (1)

Alternative Alkalis in Peroxide Bleaching of Mechanical Pulp, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Fatigue treatment of wood by high-frequency cyclic loading, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference

Fatigue treatment of wood by high-frequency cyclic loading, 2007 International Mechanical Pulping Conference