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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Odorless Water-Dispersible Sulfopolyester for Adhesive Formulations, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Odorless Water-Dispersible Sulfopolyester for Adhesive Formulations, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Overview of Ultraviolet Light Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, PSAs, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Overview of Ultraviolet Light Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, PSAs, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Distinctions Between Die Coating and Roll Coating for Hot Melt Applications, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Distinctions Between Die Coating and Roll Coating for Hot Melt Applications, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Open FieldBus Communication Systems - now incorporated into hot melt adhesive applicators, allows cost-efficient monitoring and control, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Open FieldBus Communication Systems - now incorporated into hot melt adhesive applicators, allows cost-efficient monitoring and control, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Raw Material Trends for Hot Melt Adhesives in Europe, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Raw Material Trends for Hot Melt Adhesives in Europe, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Smart Tackifier Selection Key Considerations Beyond Performance, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Smart Tackifier Selection Key Considerations Beyond Performance, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Moisture Reactive Hot Melts, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Moisture Reactive Hot Melts, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
Influence of Hot Melts in Paper Recycling, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Influence of Hot Melts in Paper Recycling, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Barrier Coatings for Paper: Uses, Compositions and Hot Melts, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Barrier Coatings for Paper: Uses, Compositions and Hot Melts, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

No Dust Blends - New Physical Form of Additives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

No Dust Blends - New Physical Form of Additives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Low Molecular Weight Polyphenylene Ether (PPE) Resins for Improving Performance of Elastomer and Thermoset Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Low Molecular Weight Polyphenylene Ether (PPE) Resins for Improving Performance of Elastomer and Thermoset Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Elastomer-Based Radiation Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Elastomer-Based Radiation Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Application of Radial SIS Polymers to Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Application of Radial SIS Polymers to Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Water-Dispersible Adhesive Raw Materials, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Water-Dispersible Adhesive Raw Materials, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Challenges of Formulating Hot Melt Adhesives for Labeling Applications, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Challenges of Formulating Hot Melt Adhesives for Labeling Applications, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Considerations for Pattern Coating Pressure Sensitive Adhesives for Nonwoven Applications, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Considerations for Pattern Coating Pressure Sensitive Adhesives for Nonwoven Applications, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Thermally Stable Thermoplastic Polyurethanes for Use in Hot Melt Adhesives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Thermally Stable Thermoplastic Polyurethanes for Use in Hot Melt Adhesives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Generation Polyether Polyols for Improved Performance of Reactive Hot Melt Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Generation Polyether Polyols for Improved Performance of Reactive Hot Melt Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hot Melt Adhesives in Asia After the Economic Meltdown, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hot Melt Adhesives in Asia After the Economic Meltdown, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Low Vscosity Styrenic - Block Copolymers for Hot Melt Adhesives, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Low Vscosity Styrenic - Block Copolymers for Hot Melt Adhesives, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings