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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Woody Biomass to Gasoline: Pilot Plant Biorefinery Case Study, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Woody Biomass to Gasoline: Pilot Plant Biorefinery Case Study, 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

Role of Lignin on Enzymatic Saccharification of Lignocelluloses, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Role of Lignin on Enzymatic Saccharification of Lignocelluloses, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Extraction of hemicellulose prior to pulping of Eucalyptus grandis, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Extraction of hemicellulose prior to pulping of Eucalyptus grandis, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

INMAN REVISITED: THERMOCHEMICAL CONVERSION OF SODA-AQ BLACK LIQUOR INTO AN OILY PRODUCT, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

INMAN REVISITED: THERMOCHEMICAL CONVERSION OF SODA-AQ BLACK LIQUOR INTO AN OILY PRODUCT, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Advanced Cellulosic Biofuel Commercial Production - Today, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Advanced Cellulosic Biofuel Commercial Production - Today, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Fibria's New Enterprise and Business ModelFitting, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Fibria's New Enterprise and Business ModelFitting, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

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

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

GHG BACT: Current Strategies and Recent Developments, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

GHG BACT: Current Strategies and Recent Developments, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Lesson Leanred: TAPPI Biorefinery Design Course, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Lesson Leanred: TAPPI Biorefinery Design Course, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Process Safety Challenges Presented by BiofuelsProcesses and the Importance of a Good HAZOP, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Process Safety Challenges Presented by BiofuelsProcesses and the Importance of a Good HAZOP, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Using Oxidative Chemistryfor Mechanical Pretreatments, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Using Oxidative Chemistryfor Mechanical Pretreatments, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biomass Availability, Costs, and Market Developments in the US South, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Biomass Availability, Costs, and Market Developments in the US South, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Hydrocarbon Transportation Fuels From Wood? IH2 Technology Commercialization Update, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Hydrocarbon Transportation Fuels From Wood? IH2 Technology Commercialization Update, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Analyzing Moisture Content by Using Magnetic Resonance Technology, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conferenc

Analyzing Moisture Content by Using Magnetic Resonance Technology, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conferenc

Survey of Biorefinery Decision - Making in the Canadian Forestry Sector, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Survey of Biorefinery Decision - Making in the Canadian Forestry Sector, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Top-Loading Sulfuric Acid for Safety Sake, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

Top-Loading Sulfuric Acid for Safety Sake, 2014 International Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference

2009 Int'l Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

2009 Int'l Bioenergy & Bioproducts Conference Proceedings CD-ROM

Conference papers
Forest Industry Biorefinery Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Integr

Forest Industry Biorefinery Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Integration to a Mill Site, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference

Conference papers
Purpose Grown Trees as an Economical and Sustainable Feedsto

Purpose Grown Trees as an Economical and Sustainable Feedstock Source for Bioenergy Production, 2009 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference