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
Post-bleaching Response of Pulps Deinked Using an Alkaline Fatty Acid Soap or Reduced Alkaline Surfactant Blend Chemistry, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

Post-bleaching Response of Pulps Deinked Using an Alkaline Fatty Acid Soap or Reduced Alkaline Surfactant Blend Chemistry, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

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Quality Immprovement of Mixed Office Paper with Single and Multi Component Enzymes, February 2009

Quality Immprovement of Mixed Office Paper with Single and Multi Component Enzymes, February 2009

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Scoring Deinkability, February 2009

Scoring Deinkability, February 2009

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Overview of Flotation Deinking, Progress in Paper Recycling, June 2011

Overview of Flotation Deinking, Progress in Paper Recycling, June 2011

Journal articles
Trends in the Use of Recovered Fiber â?¢ Role of Institutional and Market Factors, May 2010

Trends in the Use of Recovered Fiber • Role of Institutional and Market Factors, May 2010

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Using the Measurement of Colloidal Microstickies to Meet Industry Needs for Deposit Control â?¢ Part I: Recycle Plant, May 2010

Using the Measurement of Colloidal Microstickies to Meet Industry Needs for Deposit Control • Part I: Recycle Plant, May 2010

Journal articles
Donâ??t Ask That Question. May 2010

Don’t Ask That Question. May 2010

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Analysis of Recycled Papers Pre-Wetting Conditions Prior to Pulping In Deinking - ONP Furnish, Progress in Paper Recycling, November 2010

Analysis of Recycled Papers Pre-Wetting Conditions Prior to Pulping In Deinking - ONP Furnish, Progress in Paper Recycling, November 2010

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The Effect of Coated Papers on the Recycling of Office Papers Containing Solid Ink Digital Prints. Part II: Stickies or Extractibles, November 2009

The Effect of Coated Papers on the Recycling of Office Papers Containing Solid Ink Digital Prints. Part II: Stickies or Extractibles, November 2009

Journal articles
Bleaching of Deinked Pulp â?¢ Efficiency and Limitation, February 2010

Bleaching of Deinked Pulp • Efficiency and Limitation, February 2010

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A REVIEW OF DRUM PULPING PARAMETERS AND THEIR INFLUENCES ON DEINKING, Progress in Paper Recycling, November 2010

A REVIEW OF DRUM PULPING PARAMETERS AND THEIR INFLUENCES ON DEINKING, Progress in Paper Recycling, November 2010

Journal articles
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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Effects of Dwell Time and Mixing Intensity After High Consistency Pulping of Recycled Papers on Ink Detachment and Fragmentation, February 2010

Effects of Dwell Time and Mixing Intensity After High Consistency Pulping of Recycled Papers on Ink Detachment and Fragmentation, February 2010

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Using the Measurement of Colloidal Stickies to Meet Industry Needs for Deposit Control â?¢ Part II: Pulp Blending to Paper Machine, Progress in Paper Recycling , November 2010

Using the Measurement of Colloidal Stickies to Meet Industry Needs for Deposit Control • Part II: Pulp Blending to Paper Machine, Progress in Paper Recycling , November 2010

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Improving Deinked Pulp Quality by Oxidation With Tempo, August 2009

Improving Deinked Pulp Quality by Oxidation With Tempo, August 2009

Journal articles
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

Journal articles
Single Stream Recycling Best Practices Manual and Implementation Guide, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

Single Stream Recycling Best Practices Manual and Implementation Guide, Progress in Paper Recycling, Vol. 17, No. 3, May 2008

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Assessment of Methods for Measurement of Macrostickies in Recycled Pulps, Progress in Paper recycling, vol. 17, no. 2, February 2008

Assessment of Methods for Measurement of Macrostickies in Recycled Pulps, 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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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