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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A Case Study on the Effects of Lignin Recovery on Recovery Boiler Operation, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

A Case Study on the Effects of Lignin Recovery on Recovery Boiler Operation, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

CRITICAL ISSUES IN SMELT DISSOLVING TANK OPERATION, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

CRITICAL ISSUES IN SMELT DISSOLVING TANK OPERATION, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

VISUALIZATION OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN A SOOTBLOWER JET AND A SUPERHEATER PLATEN, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

VISUALIZATION OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN A SOOTBLOWER JET AND A SUPERHEATER PLATEN, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Mill Experience Retrofitting Falling-Film Evaporators with Horizontal Flow Mist Eliminators, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Mill Experience Retrofitting Falling-Film Evaporators with Horizontal Flow Mist Eliminators, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

A Thermochemical Biorefinery (TCB) Integration Strategy for Pulp and Paper Mills and the Status and Results of an Operating TCB Pilot Plant, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conferenc

A Thermochemical Biorefinery (TCB) Integration Strategy for Pulp and Paper Mills and the Status and Results of an Operating TCB Pilot Plant, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Partial Borate Autocausticizing Technology â?¢ A Tool for Improving Causticizing Operations, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Partial Borate Autocausticizing Technology • A Tool for Improving Causticizing Operations, 2010 TAPPI/PAPTAC International Chemical Recovery Conference

Green Liquor Filtration at Aracruz Celulose Mill: Causticizing and Effluent Close-up, Pilot Plant and Practical Results, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Green Liquor Filtration at Aracruz Celulose Mill: Causticizing and Effluent Close-up, Pilot Plant and Practical Results, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Interaction Between Sootblower Jet and Superheater Tubes in Recovery Boilers, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Interaction Between Sootblower Jet and Superheater Tubes in Recovery Boilers, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Measurement of Gas Composition inside a Recovery Boiler Char Bed, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Measurement of Gas Composition inside a Recovery Boiler Char Bed, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Modeling of Kraft Liquors Properties and Applications to Process Simulations, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Modeling of Kraft Liquors Properties and Applications to Process Simulations, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Thermodynamic Model for Predicting Chloride and Potassium Concentrations in the Kraft Chemical Recovery Cycle, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Thermodynamic Model for Predicting Chloride and Potassium Concentrations in the Kraft Chemical Recovery Cycle, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Factors Influencing Heat Treatment of Black Liquor, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Factors Influencing Heat Treatment of Black Liquor, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Formation Of Guarded Sodium In Lime Mud, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Formation Of Guarded Sodium In Lime Mud, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Validation of CFD-Based Recovery Furnace Models, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Validation of CFD-Based Recovery Furnace Models, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Analytical Methods for Determination of Metals, Silicon, and Phosphorous in Kraft Mill Samples, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Analytical Methods for Determination of Metals, Silicon, and Phosphorous in Kraft Mill Samples, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Mechanics of Deposit Removal in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Mechanics of Deposit Removal in Kraft Recovery Boilers, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Effect Of Chloride And Potassium On Borate Autocausticizing Reactions During Black Liquor Combustion, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Effect Of Chloride And Potassium On Borate Autocausticizing Reactions During Black Liquor Combustion, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Behaviour of Non-Process Elements in the Kraft Recovery System, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Behaviour of Non-Process Elements in the Kraft Recovery System, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Swelling Behavior of Laboratory-Made Hardwood and Softwood Kraft Black Liquors, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Swelling Behavior of Laboratory-Made Hardwood and Softwood Kraft Black Liquors, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Recovery Boiler Modernisation: Converting Old Recovery Boilers from Bi-Drum to Single Drum Type, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings

Recovery Boiler Modernisation: Converting Old Recovery Boilers from Bi-Drum to Single Drum Type, 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference Proceedings