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 new method for quantifying hexenuronic acid groups in chem

A new method for quantifying hexenuronic acid groups in chemical pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2001, Vol. 27(3)

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Effects of alkali and oxygen extractions of kraft pulp on xy

Effects of alkali and oxygen extractions of kraft pulp on xylanase-aided bleaching, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, July 2001, Vol. 27(7)

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Ozone depolymerization of polysaccharides in different mater

Ozone depolymerization of polysaccharides in different materials, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2001, Vol. 27(3)

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The fate of nitrogen in the chemical recovery process in a k

The fate of nitrogen in the chemical recovery process in a kraft pulp mill. Part II: ammonia formation in green liquor, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2001, Vol. 27(3)

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Role of contact angle in the octadecanol agglomeration of el

Role of contact angle in the octadecanol agglomeration of electrostatic toners, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, March 2001, Vol. 27(3)

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A robust thresholding algorithm for halftone dots, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

A robust thresholding algorithm for halftone dots, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, August 2001, Vol. 27(8)

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Liquor-to-liquor differences in combusion and gassification processes: dust composition and melting properties, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

Liquor-to-liquor differences in combusion and gassification processes: dust composition and melting properties, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

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Quantitative assessment of mechanical fibre dimensions during defibration and fibre development, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

Quantitative assessment of mechanical fibre dimensions during defibration and fibre development, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

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Independently controlled drop size in black liquor sprays into the kraft recovery boiler using effervescent atomization, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

Independently controlled drop size in black liquor sprays into the kraft recovery boiler using effervescent atomization, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, January 2001, Vol. 27(1)

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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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Fractionation in a bauer-mcNett classifier, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

Fractionation in a bauer-mcNett classifier, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, December 2001, Vol. 27(12)

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Mechanics of brim forming in paperboard containers â?? an experimental investigation, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Mechanics of brim forming in paperboard containers – an experimental investigation, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

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Effect of base paper filler content and precalendering on coating colour mist and coverage in MSP coating, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

Effect of base paper filler content and precalendering on coating colour mist and coverage in MSP coating, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

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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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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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A dynamic model of pressure screen hydraulics, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

A dynamic model of pressure screen hydraulics, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

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Β-radiographic imaging of paper formation using storage phosphor screens, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

Β-radiographic imaging of paper formation using storage phosphor screens, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, April 2001, Vol. 27(4)

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A simple and rapid method to determine hexeneuronic acid groups in chemical pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2001, Vol. 27(5)

A simple and rapid method to determine hexeneuronic acid groups in chemical pulps, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2001, Vol. 27(5)

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Effect of cationic polymers, salts and fibres on the stability of model micro-stickies, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2001, Vol. 27(6)

Effect of cationic polymers, salts and fibres on the stability of model micro-stickies, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2001, Vol. 27(6)

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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)