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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Intermediate-Sized Particle (ISP) Formation During Black Liquor Droplet Combustion, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Intermediate-Sized Particle (ISP) Formation During Black Liquor Droplet Combustion, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Particulate Emissions from Char Bed Burning, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Particulate Emissions from Char Bed Burning, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Prediction of Tar and Light Gas During Pyrolysis of Black Liquor and Biomass, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Prediction of Tar and Light Gas During Pyrolysis of Black Liquor and Biomass, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

A Comparison of the Sulfation Rates of Different Fume Species in Recovery Boilers, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

A Comparison of the Sulfation Rates of Different Fume Species in Recovery Boilers, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Shape Characteristics of Non-Spherical Black Liquor Droplets, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Shape Characteristics of Non-Spherical Black Liquor Droplets, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Influence of Dissolved Lignin on the Combustion Properties of Softwood and Hardwood Kraft Black Liquors, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Influence of Dissolved Lignin on the Combustion Properties of Softwood and Hardwood Kraft Black Liquors, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Fate of Nitrogen In the Chemical Recovery Process in a Kraft Pulp Mill, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Fate of Nitrogen In the Chemical Recovery Process in a Kraft Pulp Mill, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Recovery Modernization at Stora Cell Skutskar Experience With New Technology, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Recovery Modernization at Stora Cell Skutskar Experience With New Technology, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Experience of Recovery Boiler Superheater Corrosion at Carter Holt Harvey Kinleith, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Experience of Recovery Boiler Superheater Corrosion at Carter Holt Harvey Kinleith, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Rapid Determination of Total Dissolved Solids in Black Liquors by ATR-UV/VIS Spectroscopy, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Rapid Determination of Total Dissolved Solids in Black Liquors by ATR-UV/VIS Spectroscopy, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Effect of Fume on Radiative Heat Transfer in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Effect of Fume on Radiative Heat Transfer in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Towards Closed-Cycle Kraft Processing: Mill Balance for Tasman Pulp and Paper Company LTD, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Towards Closed-Cycle Kraft Processing: Mill Balance for Tasman Pulp and Paper Company LTD, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Model for Black Liquor Devolatilization Kinetics, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Model for Black Liquor Devolatilization Kinetics, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

New Developments in Recovery Boiler Ignitor Systems, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

New Developments in Recovery Boiler Ignitor Systems, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Oxidative Heat Treatment for Increasing Recovery Boiler Capacity: Concept and Initial In-Mill Pilot Evaluation, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Oxidative Heat Treatment for Increasing Recovery Boiler Capacity: Concept and Initial In-Mill Pilot Evauation, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Sulfur Dioxide Emission Dependency on Kraft Recovery Boiler Operation Parameters, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Sulfur Dioxide Emission Dependency on Kraft Recovery Boiler Operation Parameters, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Leaching of NaOH 4:5-Sodium-Titanate Produced in an Autocuaticization Process. Part 2 Filtration Properties of the 1:3 ..., 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Leaching of NaOH 4:5-Sodium-Titanate Produced in an Autocuaticization Process. Part 2 Filtration Properties of the 1:3 ..., 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Development and Evaluation of a Low-Temperature Gasification Process for Chemical Recovery from Kraft Black Liquor, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Development and Evaluation of a Low-Temperature Gasification Process for Chemical Recovery from Kraft Black Liquor, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Update of the American Forest & Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Update of the American Forest & Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Kinetics of the Direct Causticizing Reaction between Sodium Carbonate and Sodium Trititanate, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Kinetics of the Direct Causticizing Reaction between Sodium Carbonate and Sodium Trititanate, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference