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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Books
Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

Biocatalysis and Bioenergy

Books
The 360° Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

The 360° Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

Books
Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

Journal articles
Editorial: Report on the business ecosystem for cellulosic n

Editorial: Report on the business ecosystem for cellulosic nanomaterials, TAPPI JOURNAL June 2016

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Bridging chemical dosage, mixing quality, and variability in paper sheets, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Bridging chemical dosage, mixing quality, and variability in paper sheets, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

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Guest Editorial: Highlighting the role of fluid mechanics, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Guest Editorial: Highlighting the role of fluid mechanics, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Journal articles
Effects of High Treatment Levels in a Dry-Strength Additive

Effects of High Treatment Levels in a Dry-Strength Additive Program Based on Deposition of Polyelectrolyte Complexes: How Much Glue is Too Much?, TAPPI JOURNAL, June 2006, Vol. 5(6) (209 KB)

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A Method to Estimate Fiber Trapping in Low-Consistency

A Method to Estimate Fiber Trapping in Low-Consistency Refining

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Characterization of refined papermaking pulps using hydrodynamic parameters from filtration analysis, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Characterization of refined papermaking pulps using hydrodynamic parameters from filtration analysis, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Journal articles
Rheological characterization of microfibrillated cellulose suspension using optical coherence tomography, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Rheological characterization of microfibrillated cellulose suspension using optical coherence tomography, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Books
Editor's Note: An Ideal Raw Material for Pulp and Paper, TAP

Editor's Note: An Ideal Raw Material for Pulp and Paper, TAPPI JOURNAL March 2010

Journal articles
Linking Pulp Variations to TMP Operation by Better Selection

Linking Pulp Variations to TMP Operation by Better Selection and Treatment of Process Data

Journal articles
Analysis of the effects of pressure profile, furnish, and microfibrillated cellulose on the dewatering of papermaking furnishes, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Analysis of the effects of pressure profile, furnish, and microfibrillated cellulose on the dewatering of papermaking furnishes, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Magazine articles
Editor's Note: Monstrous marvels, TAPPI JOURNAL September 20

Editor's Note: Monstrous marvels, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2010

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Development of laboratory wet creping method to evaluate and control pulp quality for tissue, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Development of laboratory wet creping method to evaluate and control pulp quality for tissue, TAPPI JOURNAL May 2015

Magazine articles
Mondi in south africa, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

Mondi in south africa, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

Magazine articles
Retention aids for highspeed paper machines, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

Retention aids for highspeed paper machines, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1999, Vol. 82(4)

Journal articles
Investigation of chemical recovery unit floor tube overheat failures, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1999, Vol. 82(2)

Investigation of chemical recovery unit floor tube overheat failures, TAPPI JOURNAL, February 1999, Vol. 82(2)

Journal articles
ISO Brightness of Fluorescent Papers and Indoor Whiteness; Proposal for Illuminant, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1999, Vol. 83(5)

ISO Brightness of Fluorescent Papers and Indoor Whiteness; Proposal for Illuminant, TAPPI JOURNAL, January 1999, Vol. 83(5)

Journal articles
Multistage fiber fractionation of softwood chemical pulp through smooth-hole screen cylinders and its effects on paper properties 15APR259

Multistage fiber fractionation of softwood chemical pulp through smooth-hole screen cylinders and its effects on paper properties, TAPPI JOURNAL April 2015