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
Fundamental studies of mixing in a 3-layer stratified headbox jet, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

Fundamental studies of mixing in a 3-layer stratified headbox jet, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, September 2001, Vol. 27(9)

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The use of cellulases and hemicellulases to study lignin-cellulose as well as lignin-hemicellulose bonds in kraft pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2001, Vol. 27(6)

The use of cellulases and hemicellulases to study lignin-cellulose as well as lignin-hemicellulose bonds in kraft pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2001, Vol. 27(6)

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Letter to the editor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Letter to the editor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

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The fate of hexenuronic acid groups during alkaline pulping of loblolly pine, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

The fate of hexenuronic acid groups during alkaline pulping of loblolly pine, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

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Oxidation of residual lignin with alkaline hydrogen peroxide.part II: elimination of chromophoric groups, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2001, Vol. 27(7)

Oxidation of residual lignin with alkaline hydrogen peroxide.part II: elimination of chromophoric groups, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2001, Vol. 27(7)

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A model for thawing frozen wood using microwave energy, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

A model for thawing frozen wood using microwave energy, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

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Cyclic Transverse Compression of Single Wood-Pulp Fibres, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 4 APRIL 2002 [02APRJP136.pdf]

Cyclic transverse compression of single wood-pulp fibres, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 28(4) (264KB)

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Fate and removal kinetics of contaminants contained in evaporator condensate during treatment for reuse using a high-temperature membrane bioreactor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001,

Fate and removal kinetics of contaminants contained in evaporator condensate during treatment for reuse using a high-temperature membrane bioreactor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

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The flocculation mechanism of microparticulate retention aid systems, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

The flocculation mechanism of microparticulate retention aid systems, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

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An ATR-UV Sensor for Simultaneous On-Line Monitoring of Sulphide, Hydroxide and Carbonate in Kraft White Liquors During Mill Operations, JOURNAL OF PULP AND PAPER SCIENCE: VOL. 28 NO. 4 APRIL 2002 [02

An atr-uv sensor for simultaneous on-line monitoring of Sulphide, hydroxide and carbonate in kraft white liquors during mill operations, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 28(4) (141KB)

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Evaluation and control of coated paper stiffness, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

Evaluation and control of coated paper stiffness, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

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Monitoring cellulose degradation during conventional and modified kraft pulping, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

Monitoring cellulose degradation during conventional and modified kraft pulping, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

Journal articles
A kinetic model of ink detachment in the repulper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

A kinetic model of ink detachment in the repulper, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

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Brightness reversion of mechanical pulps. Part XVI: the effect of oxygen on photostabilization of high-yield mechanical pulps treated with uv absorbers and a fluoresce, Journal of Pulp and Paper Scien

Brightness reversion of mechanical pulps. Part XVI: the effect of oxygen on photostabilization of high-yield mechanical pulps treated with uv absorbers and a fluoresce, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2001, Vol. 27(6)

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The contribution of different fractions of fines to pulp drainage in mechanical pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

The contribution of different fractions of fines to pulp drainage in mechanical pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

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Dewatering of coating dispersions - model experiments and analysis, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2001, Vol. 27(6)

Dewatering of coating dispersions - model experiments and analysis, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2001, Vol. 27(6)

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Polymer transfer during fines detachment under turbulent flow: mechanism and implications, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

Polymer transfer during fines detachment under turbulent flow: mechanism and implications, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

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Effect of corrugated flute shape on fibreboard edgewise crush strength and bending stiffness, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

Effect of corrugated flute shape on fibreboard edgewise crush strength and bending stiffness, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, October 2001, Vol. 27(10)

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Effect of dispersed phase solids on blade forces in the cylindrical laboratory coater, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

Effect of dispersed phase solids on blade forces in the cylindrical laboratory coater, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

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Use of fluorescent whitening agents to inhibit light-induced colour reversion of unbleached mechanical pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2001, Vol. 27(7)

Use of fluorescent whitening agents to inhibit light-induced colour reversion of unbleached mechanical pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2001, Vol. 27(7)