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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Pulp Bleaching Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.6

Bleach Liquor Analysis

Item Code: ELN-010.8

Flotation Deinking(1)

Item Code: ELN-010.17

KAPPA/Permanganate Number of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.9

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SetPoint: Eureka Moment, Paper360º September/October 2016

SetPoint: Eureka Moment, Paper360º September/October 2016

Conference papers
Lime Kiln Operations Panel: Mill Operations Perspectives, 20

Lime Kiln Operations Panel: Mill Operations Perspectives, 2017PEERS

Conference papers
Achieving 18 months of production on lime recovery kilns in

Achieving 18 months of production on lime recovery kilns in the pulp and paper industry, 2017PEERS

Conference papers
EFFECTS OF LIGNIN CHEMISTRY OXYGEN BLEACHING PERFORMANCE, 20

EFFECTS OF LIGNIN CHEMISTRY OXYGEN BLEACHING PERFORMANCE, 2017PEERS

Books
Paper Machine Clothing, Second Edition

Paper Machine Clothing, Second Edition

Conference papers
Evaluation of a Novel and Green Online COD Monitoring Techno

Evaluation of a Novel and Green Online COD Monitoring Technology for Pulp Mill Effluents, 2017PEERS

Conference papers
Project Controls for Improved Project Performance, 2017PEERS

Project Controls for Improved Project Performance, 2017PEERS

Journal articles
Kinetics of sulfur dioxide-alcohol-water (SAW) pulping of su

Kinetics of sulfur dioxide-alcohol-water (SAW) pulping of sugarcane straw (SCS), TAPPI JOURNAL June 2017

Conference papers
Plant and Boiler Energy Efficiency Evaluations, 2017PEERS

Plant and Boiler Energy Efficiency Evaluations, 2017PEERS

Conference papers
Disruptive Measures in Wastewater Treatment, 2017PEERS

Disruptive Measures in Wastewater Treatment, 2017PEERS

Journal articles
Pulping and bleaching of Malaysian oil palm empty fruit bunc

Pulping and bleaching of Malaysian oil palm empty fruit bunches, TAPPI JOURNAL June 2017

Conference papers
The Application of Near Infrared Digital Image Analysis for

The Application of Near Infrared Digital Image Analysis for Deinking Evaluation, 2017PEERS

Conference papers
Update on Optimizing Black Liquor Recovery Throughput and In

Update on Optimizing Black Liquor Recovery Throughput and Increase Campaign Life with Chemical Additives, 2017PEERS

Conference papers
Carboxymethylation of hemicellulose and hemicellulose-based

Carboxymethylation of hemicellulose and hemicellulose-based hydrogels, 2017PEERS

Conference papers
Recycling 101- OCC Systems, 2017 PEERS

Recycling 101- OCC Systems, 2017 PEERS

Conference papers
Kinetics of Deacetylation of Northeast Hardwood, 2017PEERS

Kinetics of Deacetylation of Northeast Hardwood, 2017PEERS