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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MEASUREMENTS OF SOOTBLOWER JET STRENGTH IN KRAFT RECOVERY BOILERS â?¢ PART II: RESULTS OF THE 3rd AND 4th FIELD TRIALS, 2011 PEERS Conference

MEASUREMENTS OF SOOTBLOWER JET STRENGTH IN KRAFT RECOVERY BOILERS • PART II: RESULTS OF THE 3rd AND 4th FIELD TRIALS, 2011 PEERS Conference

Softwood Usage for BiorefiningPanel Discussion, 2011 PEERS Conference

Softwood Usage for BiorefiningPanel Discussion, 2011 PEERS Conference

Alloy Performance in Modern Kraft Mills: A Multi-mill Survey, 2011 PEERS Conference

Alloy Performance in Modern Kraft Mills: A Multi-mill Survey, 2011 PEERS Conference

EXTRACTION OF HARDWOOD BIOMASS USING DILUTE ALKALI, 2011 PEERS Conference

EXTRACTION OF HARDWOOD BIOMASS USING DILUTE ALKALI, 2011 PEERS Conference

Update of the American Forest and Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2011 PEERS Conference

Update of the American Forest and Paper Association Recovery Boiler Program, 2011 PEERS Conference

Industrial MACT, 2011 PEERS Conference

Industrial MACT, 2011 PEERS Conference

Energy from Biomass - Lessons from European Boilers, 2011 PEERS Conference

Energy from Biomass - Lessons from European Boilers, 2011 PEERS Conference

API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service - Post-construction Code for Pressure Equipment with Flaws and Corrosion Damage, 2011 PEERS Conference

API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service - Post-construction Code for Pressure Equipment with Flaws and Corrosion Damage, 2011 PEERS Conference

An Alternate Approach to Flue Gas Heat Recovery, 2011 PEERS Conference

An Alternate Approach to Flue Gas Heat Recovery, 2011 PEERS Conference

Improve Lime Mud Kiln Operation By Accurately Sensing & Controlling Mud Moisture, 2011 PEERS Conference

Improve Lime Mud Kiln Operation By Accurately Sensing & Controlling Mud Moisture, 2011 PEERS Conference

Books
Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook

Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook

Increasing Lime Production while Decreasing Kiln Pluggage through the Installation of the First LimeFlashTM Lime Kiln Feed System in North America, 2011 PEERS Conference

Increasing Lime Production while Decreasing Kiln Pluggage through the Installation of the First LimeFlashTM Lime Kiln Feed System in North America, 2011 PEERS Conference

DCS Console Operator Issues in Related Industries, 2011 PEERS Conference

DCS Console Operator Issues in Related Industries, 2011 PEERS Conference

Softwood Opportunities for Biorefining, 2011 PEERS Conference

Softwood Opportunities for Biorefining, 2011 PEERS Conference

Value Prior to Pulping, 2011 PEERS Conference

Value Prior to Pulping, 2011 PEERS Conference

The impact of impregnation on high kappa number hardwood pulps, 2011 PEERS Conference

The impact of impregnation on high kappa number hardwood pulps, 2011 PEERS Conference

SUNY ESF Separation and Fractionation - AKA - Conditioning Conditioning - to some - In the VPP Project, 2011 PEERS Conference

SUNY ESF Separation and Fractionation - AKA - Conditioning Conditioning - to some - In the VPP Project, 2011 PEERS Conference

Better Practices Better Plant - Continuing AF&PA's Commitment to Sustainability, 2011 PEERS Conference

Better Practices Better Plant - Continuing AF&PA's Commitment to Sustainability, 2011 PEERS Conference

Recent Activities at Eka with Respect to Stickies - Assessment of Microsticky Tests Methods via INGEDE Method 17, 2011 PEERS Conference

Recent Activities at Eka with Respect to Stickies - Assessment of Microsticky Tests Methods via INGEDE Method 17, 2011 PEERS Conference

Characterization of Hard Scale Formed in the Kraft Mill Green Liquor Processing Equipment, 2011 PEERS Conference

Characterization of Hard Scale Formed in the Kraft Mill Green Liquor Processing Equipment, 2011 PEERS Conference