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 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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Chip Classification

Item Code: ELN-010.2

White Liquor ABC Test

Item Code: ELN-010.3

Pulp Screening

Item Code: ELN-010.5

Refining of Pulp • Valley Beater, PFI Mill

Item Code: ELN-010.13

Flotation Deinking Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.16

Pulp Brightness

Item Code: ELN-010.7

Microscope Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.15

Bleach Liquor Analysis

Item Code: ELN-010.8

Flotation Deinking(1)

Item Code: ELN-010.17

Preparation of Handsheets

Item Code: ELN-010.14

Pulp Bleaching Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.6

KAPPA/Permanganate Number of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.9

Kraft Lab Digester Demonstration

Item Code: ELN-010.4

Consistency of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.12

CSF Freeness of Pulp

Item Code: ELN-010.11

Ence Raises BEK Pulp Price (6/21/2017)

Ence, Spain, has announced a price rise of $50/metric ton for its bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp,  setting its list price at $900/metric ton in Q3.

New Study Explores Future Suppliers of Softwood to U.S. Markets (3/15/2018)

Comprehensive study examines demand and supply outlook to 2030.

Valmet's New Online Solution Improves Lime Mud Moisture Measurement (3/05/2018)

Valmet Lime Mud Moisture Measurement can be used to monitor lime mud filter performance on the conveyor belt to improve lime mud quality.

New Report Examines Key Trends in Global Pulp Market (3/02/2018

Revenues from worldwide sales of pulp are estimated to exceed $60,000 Million by 2026.

BillerudKorsnäs Impacted by Pulpwood Shortage Due to Wet, Mild Winter (1/10/2018)

Wet and mild weather in the fall and early winter has led to a shortage of pulpwood in late 2017 and early 2018.