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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High Performance Foil Rotor Improves De-Ink Pulp Screening, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

High Performance Foil Rotor Improves De-Ink Pulp Screening, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

High-Speed Dispersing Between Two Deinking Loops: Are There Optimisation Possibilities?, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

High-Speed Dispersing Between Two Deinking Loops: Are There Optimisation Possibilities?, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Recyclability of Graphic Paper Products, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Recyclability of Graphic Paper Products, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Superior Tools for Adjustable Screening Process, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Superior Tools for Adjustable Screening Process, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Japanese Waste Paper Trend, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Japanese Waste Paper Trend, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

The Limits of Paper Recycling-An European Approach to Identify and Extend the Limits of Paper Recycling, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

The Limits of Paper Recycling-An European Approach to Identify and Extend the Limits of Paper Recycling, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Research Needs and Industry Issues: Introduction to Panel Discussion, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Research Needs and Industry Issues: Introduction to Panel Discussion, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Properties of Water-Based Acrylic Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Films in Aqueous Environments, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Properties of Water-Based Acrylic Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Films in Aqueous Environments, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Laboratory Study to Evaluate Methods for Deinking Water-Based Flexographic Printing ONP, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Laboratory Study to Evaluate Methods for Deinking Water-Based Flexographic Printing ONP, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Ink Detachment, Fragmentation and Alkali Darkening During Pulping of ONP/OMG Part II: Effects of Sodium Sulphite, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Ink Detachment, Fragmentation and Alkali Darkening During Pulping of ONP/OMG Part II: Effects of Sodium Sulphite, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Assessment of Methods for the Measurement of Macrostickies in Recycled Pulps, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Assessment of Methods for the Measurement of Macrostickies in Recycled Pulps, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Fine Particles Separation in Recovered Paper Suspensions, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Fine Particles Separation in Recovered Paper Suspensions, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Flotation Column: A Process Unit for Cleaning Up Paper Machine Whitewater Circuits, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Flotation Column: A Process Unit for Cleaning Up Paper Machine Whitewater Circuits, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

LbL Nanocoating for Fiber Recycling-Improved Paper Recycling through Fiber, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

LbL Nanocoating for Fiber Recycling-Improved Paper Recycling through Fiber, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Research Needs and Issues, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Research Needs and Issues, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

A New Approach to Measurement of Effective Residual Ink Concentration of Deinked Papers, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

A New Approach to Measurement of Effective Residual Ink Concentration of Deinked Papers, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Comparison of DIP Bleachinability Between Traditional Soap and Reduced Alkaline Chemistries, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Comparison of DIP Bleachinability Between Traditional Soap and Reduced Alkaline Chemistries, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Using the Measurement of Colloidal Organics to Relate to Paper Machine Runnability, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Using the Measurement of Colloidal Organics to Relate to Paper Machine Runnability, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Research Needs & Issues in Paper Recycling, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Research Needs & Issues in Paper Recycling, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Analysis of Ink Elimination in Flotator, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling

Analysis of Ink Elimination in Flotator, 2007 TAPPI 8th Research Forum on Recycling