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
Validation of Laboratory-Scale Recycling Test Method of Paper PSA Label Products, Progress in Paper recycling, vol. 17, no. 2, February 2008

Validation of Laboratory-Scale Recycling Test Method of Paper PSA Label Products, Progress in Paper recycling, vol. 17, no. 2, February 2008

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Conference Review - 8th Research Forum in Recycling, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

Conference Review - 8th Research Forum in Recycling, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

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Conference Review - PAPTAC 94th Annual Meeting, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 4, August 2008

Conference Review - PAPTAC 94th Annual Meeting, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 4, August 2008

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Cost - A Framework for European Cooperation in Scientific and Technical Research in Deinking, November 2008

Cost - A Framework for European Cooperation in Scientific and Technical Research in Deinking, November 2008

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Components Removal in Flotation Deinking, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 4, August 2008

Components Removal in Flotation Deinking, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 4, August 2008

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Improving Deinked Pulp Quality by Oxidation With Tempo, August 2009

Improving Deinked Pulp Quality by Oxidation With Tempo, August 2009

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Recovered Paper Yield Estimate Using Laboratory and Mill Accounting Data, Progress in Paper recycling, vol. 17, no. 2, February 2008

Recovered Paper Yield Estimate Using Laboratory and Mill Accounting Data, Progress in Paper recycling, vol. 17, no. 2, February 2008

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Conference Reveiw, August 2009

Conference Reveiw, August 2009

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A Review of Stickies Measurement Methods, August 2009

A Review of Stickies Measurement Methods, August 2009

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The Effect of Coated Papers on the Recycling of Office Papers Containing Solid Ink Digital Prints. Part I: Deinkability, November 2009

The Effect of Coated Papers on the Recycling of Office Papers Containing Solid Ink Digital Prints. Part I: Deinkability, November 2009

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Understanding the Role of Surface Active Substances in Flotation Deinking Mills by Coupling Surfactant and Ink Balance with Process Simulation, November 2008

Understanding the Role of Surface Active Substances in Flotation Deinking Mills by Coupling Surfactant and Ink Balance with Process Simulation, November 2008

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The Effects of Bleaching Sequences on Recyclability of Bamboo and Bagasse Pulps, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 4, August 2008

The Effects of Bleaching Sequences on Recyclability of Bamboo and Bagasse Pulps, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 4, August 2008

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Evaluation of Enzymatic Assisted Deinking of Wood Containing Paper Versus Conventional Deinking, November 2008

Evaluation of Enzymatic Assisted Deinking of Wood Containing Paper Versus Conventional Deinking, November 2008

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Stickies Tackiness Reduction with Silanes, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

Stickies Tackiness Reduction with Silanes, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

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High Performance Foil Rotor Improves De-Ink Pulp Screening, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 4, August 2008

High Performance Foil Rotor Improves De-Ink Pulp Screening, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 4, August 2008

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First Industrial Flotation Column in a Paperboard Recycling Plant, February 2009

First Industrial Flotation Column in a Paperboard Recycling Plant, February 2009

Journal articles
Introducing Operator Basic Care, Frontline Focus, Volume 5, Issue 1

Frontline Focus, January 2009

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The Effect of Pre-Wetting of Recycled Raw Material Before Pulping in a Deinking Process 09NOVPPR24

The Effect of Pre-Wetting of Recycled Raw Material Before Pulping in a Deinking Process, November 2009

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Impact of the Storage of Recycled Fibre Pulp Samples on Physical and Chemical Properties, November 2008

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Deinkability of Mixed Prints: Alkaline vs. Neutral Deinking, November 2008

Deinkability of Mixed Prints: Alkaline vs. Neutral Deinking, November 2008