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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Refining of Pulp • Valley Beater, PFI Mill

Item Code: ELN-010.13

White Liquor ABC Test

Item Code: ELN-010.3

Microscope Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.15

Chip Classification

Item Code: ELN-010.2

Pulp Screening

Item Code: ELN-010.5

Kraft Lab Digester Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.4

KAPPA/Permanganate Number of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.9

Pulp Bleaching Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.6

CSF Freeness of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.11

Bleach Liquor Analysis

Item Code: ELN-010.8

Preparation of Handsheets

Item Code: ELN-010.14

Flotation Deinking Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.16

Flotation Deinking(1)

Item Code: ELN-010.17

Consistency of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.12

Pulp Brightness

Item Code: ELN-010.7

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SetPoint: Eureka Moment, Paper360º September/October 2016

SetPoint: Eureka Moment, Paper360º September/October 2016

Conference papers
New Automated Method For Macro-Contaminant Analysis: Indust

New Automated Method For Macro-Contaminant Analysis: Industrial Applications, 2016 PEERS

Conference papers
Tips for improving TAPPI titrations for Kappa Number and var

Tips for improving TAPPI titrations for Kappa Number and various process liquors, 2016 PEERS

Conference papers
Mill Water Quality in the pulp and paper Industry: Quality C

Mill Water Quality in the pulp and paper Industry: Quality Considerations & Treatment Options, 2016 PEERS

Conference papers
Drying Kinetics of Biosludge from Pulp and Paper Mills, 2016

Drying Kinetics of Biosludge from Pulp and Paper Mills, 2016 PEERS