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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Technical information papers
An Alternative Method for Designating Flute Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0302-04 (2001)

An Alternative Method for Designating Flute Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0302-04 (2001)

Technical information papers
Troubleshooting a Glue Lap Problem, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-10 (2002)

Troubleshooting a Glue Lap Problem, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-10 (2002)

Technical information papers
Procedure for setting up a raw material trial on the corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-01 (2019)

Procedure for setting up a raw material trial on the corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-01 (2019)

Technical information papers
Utilizing Statistical Process Control Techniques to Assist in Meeting Specification at Finishing Crush Process Control Points to the Paper and Paperboard, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-11 (2002

Utilizing Statistical Process Control Techniques to Assist in Meeting Specification at Finishing Crush Process Control Points to the Paper and Paperboard, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-11 (2002)

Technical information papers
Some questions and answers on gel temperatures and on the gel temperature test for corrugating adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-08 (2011)

Some questions and answers on gel temperatures and on the gel temperature test for corrugating adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-08 (2011)

Technical information papers
Corrugated boxplant - list of potential hazards, Technical Information Paper TIP 0301-01 (2008)

Corrugated boxplant - list of potential hazards, Technical Information Paper TIP 0301-01 (2008)

Technical information papers
Checking the parallel of corrugating rolls with â??NCRâ? paper, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-62 (2014)

Checking the parallel of corrugating rolls with “NCR” paper, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-62 (2014)

Technical information papers
Evaluating glue lap adhesive properties, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-16 (2012)

Evaluating glue lap adhesive properties, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-16 (2012)

Technical information papers
Rotary cutting die maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-23 (2007)

Rotary cutting die maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-23 (2007)

Technical information papers
Cross direction warp in corrugated board, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-07 (2010)

Cross direction warp in corrugated board, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-07 (2010)

Technical information papers
Checklist: preparing die cuts for shipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-49 2007)

Checklist: preparing die cuts for shipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-49 2007)

Technical information papers
Installation, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-12 (2013)

Installation, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-12 (2013)

Technical information papers
How to Perform a Gauge (Instrument) Repeatability and Reproducibility Study (Measurement/Range Type), Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-71 (2004)

How to Perform a Gauge (Instrument) Repeatability and Reproducibility Study (Measurement/Range Type), Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-71 (2004)

Technical information papers
Machinery Considerations and Selection, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-06 (2007)

Machinery Considerations and Selection, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-06 (2007)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control of Starch Gelatinization Temperature, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-14 (2002)

Statistical Process Control of Starch Gelatinization Temperature, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-14 (2002)

Technical information papers
Checking the flute depth of corrugating rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-75 (2010)

Checking the flute depth of corrugating rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-75 (2015)

Technical information papers
The edge crush test (ECT): its relationship to box compression and its derivation from containerboard edge stiffness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-09 (2014)

The edge crush test (ECT): its relationship to box compression and its derivation from containerboard edge stiffness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-09 (2014)

Technical information papers
Total indicated runout and its impact on combined board quality, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-56 (2009)

Total indicated runout and its impact on combined board quality, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-56 (2009)

Technical information papers
Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2018)

Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2018)

Technical information papers
Computer assisted mounting systems, TIP 0306-02 (2017)

Computer assisted mounting systems, TIP 0306-02 (2017)