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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News
Valmet, Biochemtex Co-Develop Technology for Lignin Derived Biochemicals (5/04/2016)

Valmet, Finland, and Biochemtex, Tortona (AL), Italy, will start to cooperate in the field of conversion of lignin into biochemicals.

News
N.A. Wood Pellet Exports Reach Record Levels in 2015 (5/03/2016)

North America exported record high volumes of wood pellets in 2015, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR), Seattle, Wash., USA. The U.S. Gulf States increased wood pellet shipments by 70%, from 2Q/15 to 4Q/15.

News
Metsä Group to Install Valmet Sulfuric Acid Plant at Äänekoski Bioproduct Mill (5/25/2016)

Valmet, Finland, will supply a sulfuric acid plant to Metsä Group's bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, for in-house sulfuric acid production.

News
Stora Enso, Rennovia Agree to Jointly Develop Bio-Based Chemicals (5/12/2016)

Stora Enso, Finland, and specialty chemicals company Rennovia Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., USA, this week announced a joint development and license agreement to cooperate on bio-based chemicals development.

News
Maine Awarded Grant for Forest Industry to Pursue Bioenergy (5/17/2016)

According to a report this week by The Bangor Daily News, Bangor, Me., USA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, D.C., has awarded the Maine Forest Service a $380,000 grant to develop programs to help a forest product industry hit by a sharp decline in demand for softwood species.

News
Renmatix Secures $14 Million Investment from Bill Gates and Total (9/28/2016)

Renmatix, Philadelphia, Pa., USA, a leader in affordable cellulosic sugars, has announced a $14 million investment, led by Bill Gates. Industry demand for competitive alternatives to petro-derived molecules is gaining traction, despite recent market pressures, Renmatix emphasized.

Journal articles
An Assessment of Gasification-Based Biorefining at Kraft Pulp and Paper Mills in the United States, Part B: Results, TAPPI JOURNAL January 2009

An Assessment of Gasification-Based Biorefining at Kraft Pulp and Paper Mills in the United States, Part B: Results, TAPPI JOURNAL January 2009

News
Canfor Pulp Products, Licella Fiber Fuels Enter into Biofuel/Biochem JV (5/31/2016)

Licella Fibre Fuels Ltd., Australia, and Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (CPPI), through its subsidiary Canfor Pulp Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, have signed an agreement to form a joint-venture under the name Licella Pulp Joint Venture.

Webinars
Biofilm Control in Papermaking Webinar

This webinar will discuss: How to recognize the problems caused by biofilms, Understanding how biofilms are formed, Develop an understanding of the strategies used to control biofilm formation, & Identify the steps required to design and implement a biofilm control program.

Webinars
BEAM-- A Model to Assess Biomass Energy Availability Transport Options and Delivery Costs

The Energy Information Administration projects that biomass usage in the power sector alone will increase by a factor of five over the next 25 years.

Journal articles
Guest Editorial: Forest Biorefining = ? Biobased Materials/Chemicals + Biofuels + Biogas + Biopower, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2012

Guest Editorial: Forest Biorefining = ? Biobased Materials/Chemicals + Biofuels + Biogas + Biopower, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2012

Journal articles
Early-stage design methodology for biorefinery capital appropriation, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2012

Early-stage design methodology for biorefinery capital appropriation, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2012

Journal articles
Commissioning of a biogas pilot plant: From brown grease to paper mill-generated organic wastes, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2012

Commissioning of a biogas pilot plant: From brown grease to paper mill-generated organic wastes, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2012

Journal articles
Commercial demonstration of biomass gasification, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1997, Vol. 80(5)

Commercial demonstration of biomass gasification, TAPPI JOURNAL, May 1997, Vol. 80(5)

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Journal articles
Back to the Biorefinery, Paper360º February 2007

Back to the Biorefinery, Paper360º February 2007

Journal articles
Entrained Flow Gasification Biorefinery Offers Step-change in Results, Paper360° August 2009

Entrained Flow Gasification Biorefinery Offers Step-Change in Results, Paper360º August 2009

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Biofuel Regulation Needs You!, Paper360º June/July 2009

Biofuel Regulation Needs You!, Paper360º June/July 2009

Journal articles
Domtar Ashdown Takes a Little Off the Top, Paper360º March 2007(1)

An Argument About Biomass Fuels is Coming, But is it the Right Argument?, Paper360º March 2007

Journal articles
The Best Use of Wood, Paper360º January/February 2009

The Best Use of Wood, Paper360º January/February 2009