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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A Sustainable Barrier for Packaging, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

A Sustainable Barrier for Packaging, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Next Generation Sealants and Adhesives for Extrusion Coating/Lamination, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Next Generation Sealants and Adhesives for Extrusion Coating/Lamination, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Packaging and Sustainability - More than Meets the Eye, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Packaging and Sustainability - More than Meets the Eye, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Poster Session: Crystallinity Degree of Polyethylene Studied Using Raman Spectroscopy, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Poster Session: Crystallinity Degree of Polyethylene Studied Using Raman Spectroscopy, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Historical Review of Extrusion Coating- What Possibilities Are Still Available?, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Historical Review of Extrusion Coating- What Possibilities Are Still Available?, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Migration Modelling: Mathematical Modelling vs Experimental Measuring, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Migration Modelling: Mathematical Modelling vs Experimental Measuring, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Case Studies Using Advanced Tools for Process Improvement, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Case Studies Using Advanced Tools for Process Improvement, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Die Exit Geometry Compared to LDPE Resin Characteristics and Correlation to Polymer Performance in Extrusion Coating Applications, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Die Exit Geometry Compared to LDPE Resin Characteristics and Correlation to Polymer Performance in Extrusion Coating Applications, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

The Introduction of Tubular LDPE to the Extrusion Coating Market and the Specifics of the Product, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

The Introduction of Tubular LDPE to the Extrusion Coating Market and the Specifics of the Product, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Flat Die EVOH Extrusion of Top Webs, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Flat Die EVOH Extrusion of Top Webs, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Barrier Films Coextrusion - Adhesion Development and Process Influence Parameters, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Barrier Films Coextrusion - Adhesion Development and Process Influence Parameters, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Novel Methods to Process High Barrier PVDC, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Novel Methods to Process High Barrier PVDC, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Comparison of Coating Techniques Gravure Roll (Contact) vs. Curtain (Non-contact), 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Comparison of Coating Techniques Gravure Roll (Contact) vs. Curtain (Non-contact), 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Extrusion Laminator - Known Workhorse and Focus of Challenges for the Extrusion Process, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Extrusion Laminator - Known Workhorse and Focus of Challenges for the Extrusion Process, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Bonding Issues Using PP in Extrusion Coating: Understanding How Process Parameters Influence Adhesion, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Bonding Issues Using PP in Extrusion Coating: Understanding How Process Parameters Influence Adhesion, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Food Safety: Assessment of Contaimant Migration from Plastic Packaging Materials to Foods, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Food Safety: Assessment of Contaimant Migration from Plastic Packaging Materials to Foods, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

In-Line Inspection of Base Film and its Coatings, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

In-Line Inspection of Base Film and its Coatings, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating - Starting-Up a New Technology, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating - Starting-Up a New Technology, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

VistamaxxTM Resins - New Opportunities for Your Existing Film and Coating Applications, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

VistamaxxTM Resins - New Opportunities for Your Existing Film and Coating Applications, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Sealing Performance of Different Polymer Families, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Sealing Performance of Different Polymer Families, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference