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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How Environmental Attributes Can Help Finance Biomass-to-Energy Initiatives in the Pulp & Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

How Environmental Attributes Can Help Finance Biomass-to-Energy Initiatives in the Pulp & Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Carbon Emissions and Energy Consumption Substantially, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference (POWER POINT)

Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap: Reduce Carbon Emissions and Energy Consumption Substantially, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Errect of High Intensity Treatment on Mechanical Properties of Low Consistency Pulp, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Errect of High Intensity Treatment on Mechanical Properties of Low Consistency Pulp, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Increase Production in Your Recovery Boiler with LignoBoost â?¢ Extract Valuable Lignin for Biorefinery Production and Replacement of Fossil Fuels, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Confe

Increase Production in Your Recovery Boiler with LignoBoost • Extract Valuable Lignin for Biorefinery Production and Replacement of Fossil Fuels, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Fundamental Studies Applied for Latest Development in Deinking Flotation Technology, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Fundamental Studies Applied for Latest Development in Deinking Flotation Technology, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Automatic Grease Lubrication Systems for Harsh Environments such as Machine Wet End, Lime Kiln, Stacker-Reclaimer, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference (power point)

Automatic Grease Lubrication Systems for Harsh Environments such as Machine Wet End, Lime Kiln, Stacker-Reclaimer, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Effect of Lignin Separation to Black Liquor and Recovery Boiler Operation, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Effect of Lignin Separation to Black Liquor and Recovery Boiler Operation, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

How the Changing Regulatory Landscape is Affecting Equipment Reliability, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

How the Changing Regulatory Landscape is Affecting Equipment Reliability, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Rapid At-line and On-line Determination of Pulp Mill Process Variables, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Rapid At-line and On-line Determination of Pulp Mill Process Variables, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

CADSIM Plus Process Simulation: Mill Applications & Engineering Success, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

CADSIM Plus Process Simulation: Mill Applications & Engineering Success, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Recent Advancements in Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling and Wear Parts for the Nonwovens Converting Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Recent Advancements in Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling and Wear Parts for the Nonwovens Converting Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Commercial Application of Short Column Resin Bed Technology - Chloride Removal, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Commercial Application of Short Column Resin Bed Technology - Chloride Removal, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Understanding Carbon Footprints in the Forest Products Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Understanding Carbon Footprints in the Forest Products Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Lignoboost Process & Use of Lignin as a New Bio-Fuel, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Lignoboost Process & Use of Lignin as a New Bio-Fuel, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Membrane WESP-A Lower Cost Technology for Fine Particulate Control, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Membrane WESP-A Lower Cost Technology for Fine Particulate Control, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Effects of Sulphide on Melting Temperatures of Smelt and Carryover in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Effects of Sulphide on Melting Temperatures of Smelt and Carryover in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Advantages in Conducting Operational Trial Burns for Ground Petroleum Coke, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Advantages in Conducting Operational Trial Burns for Ground Petroleum Coke, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Changing Role of TAPPI in the Development of Standards for the Global Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

The Changing Role of TAPPI in the Development of Standards for the Global Paper Industry, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Commercial Recovery of ClO2 Generator Sesquisulfate By-product Using Short Column Resin Bed Technology, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Commercial Recovery of ClO2 Generator Sesquisulfate By-product Using Short Column Resin Bed Technology, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference