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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The Pulp and Paper Industry: Answers for Tomorrowâ??s Energy Needs Today--Legal Issues in Commercializing Woody Biomass â?¢Based Biofuels, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

The Pulp and Paper Industry: Answers for Tomorrow’s Energy Needs Today--Legal Issues in Commercializing Woody Biomass •Based Biofuels, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biomass for Steam and Power, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biomass for Steam and Power, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Extraction of Hemicellulose From Hardwood Chips with 23% Total Mass Reduction, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Extraction of Hemicellulose From Hardwood Chips with 23% Total Mass Reduction, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Update on NewPage Integrated Biorefinery Project at Wisonsin Rapids, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Update on NewPage Integrated Biorefinery Project at Wisonsin Rapids, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Potential for Low Cost Pretreatment of Cellulosic Biomass for Biological Production of Fuels and Chemicals, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Potential for Low Cost Pretreatment of Cellulosic Biomass for Biological Production of Fuels and Chemicals, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

MATERIALS CHALLENGES IN CONVERTING BIOMASS TO FUELS AND CHEMICALS, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

MATERIALS CHALLENGES IN CONVERTING BIOMASS TO FUELS AND CHEMICALS, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

A Commercially Viable Platform for Efficient and Robust Biochemical Conversion of Woody Biomass, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

A Commercially Viable Platform for Efficient and Robust Biochemical Conversion of Woody Biomass, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Review/Update of Current Thermochemical Platform, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Review/Update of Current Thermochemical Platform, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Ethanol Production--from Forest Residues via Gasification and Mixed Alcohol Synthesis, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Ethanol Production--from Forest Residues via Gasification and Mixed Alcohol Synthesis, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Manufacturing and Agricultural Residues; Outlook and General Assessment of Forest Residues Potential, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Manufacturing and Agricultural Residues; Outlook and General Assessment of Forest Residues Potential, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Thermochemical BiorefineryIntegrated with Pulp & Paper Mill, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Thermochemical BiorefineryIntegrated with Pulp & Paper Mill, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Technical and Economic Analysis of Repurposing a Kraft Pulp and Paper Mill to the Production of Ethanol, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Technical and Economic Analysis of Repurposing a Kraft Pulp and Paper Mill to the Production of Ethanol, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Mascoma Corporation--Corporate Profile and Path to commercialization, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Mascoma Corporation--Corporate Profile and Path to commercialization, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Carbon-Neutral Diesel Fuel Production and Vehicle Fleet Trials, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Carbon-Neutral Diesel Fuel Production and Vehicle Fleet Trials, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Comparing Impact of Pretreatment of Aspen and Alfalfa Biomass on Fermentable Sugar Yield, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Comparing Impact of Pretreatment of Aspen and Alfalfa Biomass on Fermentable Sugar Yield, 2008 Int'l. Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Books
Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

Introduction to Nonwovens Technology

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

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