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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Journal articles
A computational study of particle separation in hydrocyclones, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (343KB)

A computational study of particle separation in hydrocyclones, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (343KB)

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Adsorption of yellowing Inhibitors on mechanical pulp, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (354KB)

Adsorption of yellowing Inhibitors on mechanical pulp, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (354KB)

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Carbohydrates in Oxygen Delignification. Part I: Changes in Cellulose Crystallinity, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 5 MAY 2002 [02MAYJP167.pdf]

Carbohydrates in oxygen delignification Part 1: changes in cellulose crystallinity, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2002, Vol. 28(5) (258KB)

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The surface measurement of fibre orientation anisotropy and misalignment angle by laser diffraction, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2002, Vol. 28(10) (669KB)

The surface measurement of fibre orientation anisotropy and misalignment angle by laser diffraction, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2002, Vol. 28(10) (669KB)

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Influence of abietic acid, betulinol, sodium oleate and tripalmitine on the migration of akd in paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2003, Vol. 29(8) (463KB)

Influence of abietic acid, betulinol, sodium oleate and tripalmitine on the migration of akd in paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2003, Vol. 29(8) (463KB)

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Modelling the process of water penetration into softwood chips, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2003, Vol. 29(4) (385KB)

Modelling the process of water penetration into softwood chips, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2003, Vol. 29(4) (385KB)

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The role of liquid content in carryover deposition in kraft recovery boilers â?? a fundamental study, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2003, Vol. 29(4) (390KB)

The role of liquid content in carryover deposition in kraft recovery boilers – a fundamental study, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2003, Vol. 29(4) (390KB)

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Bleaching of a Mechanical Pulp with Sodium Percarbonate and Amineborane â?? Bleaching Response and Brightness Stability, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 5 MAY 2002 [02MAYJP171.pdf]

Bleaching of a mechanical pulp with sodium percarbonate and amineborane - bleaching response and brightness stability, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2002, Vol. 28(5) (362KB)

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Eucalypt wood and pulp localization of sterols involved in pitch deposit formation using filpin fluorescent staining, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2002, Vol. 28(9) (890KB)

Eucalypt wood and pulp localization of sterols involved in pitch deposit formation using filpin fluorescent staining, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2002, Vol. 28(9) (890KB)

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Comparison of oxalate formation from spruce tmp: conventional peroxide bleaching process versus the pm process, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2003, Vol. 29(12) (198KB)

Comparison of oxalate formation from spruce tmp: conventional peroxide bleaching process versus the pm process, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2003, Vol. 29(12) (198KB)

Journal articles
Lateral mechanics of an imperfect web, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2002, Vol. 28(9) (179KB)

Lateral mechanics of an imperfect web, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2002, Vol. 28(9) (179KB)

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Effects of oxidative and nonoxidative thermal treatments on the viscosity and chemical composition of softwood kraft black liquor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2002, Vol. 28(9) (241KB)

Effects of oxidative and nonoxidative thermal treatments on the viscosity and chemical composition of softwood kraft black liquor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2002, Vol. 28(9) (241KB)

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Measurement of drainage under conditions of known shear rate, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2003, Vol. 29(12) (470KB)

Measurement of drainage under conditions of known shear rate, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2003, Vol. 29(12) (470KB)

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Spreading of aqueous liquids in unsized papers is by film flow, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2003, Vol. 29(4) (695KB)

Spreading of aqueous liquids in unsized papers is by film flow, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2003, Vol. 29(4) (695KB)

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Effect of moisture content on wet-web tensile properties, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, November 2002, Vol. 28(11) (525KB)

Effect of moisture content on wet-web tensile properties, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, November 2002, Vol. 28(11) (525KB)

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Three-dimensional reconstruction of a coating layer structure, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2003, Vol. 29(4) (887KB)

Three-dimensional reconstruction of a coating layer structure, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2003, Vol. 29(4) (887KB)

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Assessment of Fibre Transverse Dimensions using SEM and Image Analysis, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 4 APRIL 2002 [02APRJP122.pdf]

Assessment of fibre transverse dimensions using sem and image analysis, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 28(4) (555KB)

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Application of Yellowing Inhibitors to Mechanical Papers Using a Pilot Liquid Application System, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 5 MAY 2002 [02MAYJP159.pdf]

Application of yellowing inhibitors to mechanical papers using a pilot liquid application system, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2002, Vol. 28(5) (320KB)

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A micromechanical model for mechanosorptive Creep in paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (380KB)

A micromechanical model for mechanosorptive Creep in paper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2002, Vol. 28(3) (380KB)

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Bilinear modelling of cellulosic orthotropic nonlinear materials, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2003, Vol. 29(12) (219KB)

Bilinear modelling of cellulosic orthotropic nonlinear materials, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2003, Vol. 29(12) (219KB)