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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Technical information papers
Evaluating Reverse Osmosis for Treating Makeup to the Boiler Feedwater in a Pulp and Paper Mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-07 (2006)

Evaluating reverse osmosis for treating makeup to the boiler feedwater in a pulp and paper mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-07 (2015)

Technical information papers
Measurement of dryer condensing rates (vertical separator method), Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-18 (2013)

Measurement of dryer condensing rates (vertical separator method), Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-18 (2013)

Technical information papers
Press fabric record book, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-21 (2013)

Press fabric record book, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-21 (2013)

Books
Forest Resources and Sustainable Management

Forest Resources and Sustainable Management

Technical information papers
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-24 (2017)

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-24 (2017)

Books
Forest Products Chemistry

Forest Products Chemistry

Application of anthraquinone in extending the delignification of kraft and polysulfide pulps, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Application of anthraquinone in extending the delignification of kraft and polysulfide pulps, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Technical information papers
Refiner systems: their inspection and maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-06 (2013)

Refiner systems: their inspection and maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0508-06 (2013)

Technical information papers
Dilution of Caustic Soda Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-09 (2002)

Dilution of Caustic Soda Solutions, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-09 (2002)

Technical information papers
Bulk oxygen (O2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-29 (2012)

Bulk oxygen (O2) safe storage and handling, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-29 (2012)

Technical information papers
Reel Diameter for Various Reel Spool and Roll Core Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-03 (2006)

Reel Diameter for Various Reel Spool and Roll Core Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-03 (2006)

Technical information papers
Energy checklist: pulp mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-24 (2015)

Energy checklist: pulp mill, Technical Information Paper TIP 0416-24 (2015)

Technical information papers
Viscosity of Liquid Chlorine, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-05 (2002)

Viscosity of Liquid Chlorine, Technical Information Paper TIP 0606-05 (2002)

Standards
Calibrated Size Estimation Chart (Transparency)

Developed from and based on the TAPPI Dirt Estimation Chart, this custom transparency is used to measure the size of spots, defects, or inclusions over the range of 0.02 to 5.00 square millimeters in paper and other industrial materials such as textiles or plastics.

ANTHRAQUINONE -A SIMPLE APPROACH FOR EXTENDED DELIGNIFICATION IN CONVENTIONAL KRAFT PULPING, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

ANTHRAQUINONE -A SIMPLE APPROACH FOR EXTENDED DELIGNIFICATION IN CONVENTIONAL KRAFT PULPING, 2002 Kraft Pulp Yield Anthology

Technical information papers
TAPPI Roll Number for inventory/tracking systems and bar codes TIP 1004-01(2010)

TAPPI Roll Number for inventory/tracking systems and bar codes, TIP 1004-01(2015)

Technical information papers
Weirs and flumes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-10 (2012)

Weirs and flumes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0410-10 (2012)

Technical information papers
Density of Milk of Lime Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-05 (2002)

Density of Milk of Lime Solution, Technical Information Paper TIP 0607-05 (2002)

Technical information papers
Forming section monitoring, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-14 (2016)

Forming section monitoring, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-14 (2016)