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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ADVANCES IN SOLVENTLESS ADHESIVES, 2008 PLACE Conference

ADVANCES IN SOLVENTLESS ADHESIVES, 2008 PLACE Conference

NEW sHDPE with Ultra High Moisture Barrier Performance, 2008 PLACE Conference

NEW sHDPE with Ultra High Moisture Barrier Performance, 2008 PLACE Conference

Challenges of Flexible Condiment Packaging, 2008 PLACE Conference

Challenges of Flexible Condiment Packaging, 2008 PLACE Conference

The Importance of Alignment in Biaxially Oriented Film Extrusion & Flexible Packing Industries, 2008 PLACE Conference

The Importance of Alignment in Biaxially Oriented Film Extrusion & Flexible Packing Industries, 2008 PLACE Conference

EFFECT OF TIME, TEMPERATURE, AND DRAW DOWN ON INTERLAYER PEEL STRENGTH DURING COEXTRUSION COATING, FILM CASTING, AND FILM BLOWING, 2008 PLACE Conference

EFFECT OF TIME, TEMPERATURE, AND DRAW DOWN ON INTERLAYER PEEL STRENGTH DURING COEXTRUSION COATING, FILM CASTING, AND FILM BLOWING, 2008 PLACE Conference

Understanding Dancer Tension Control Systems, 2008 PLACE Conference

Understanding Dancer Tension Control Systems, 2008 PLACE Conference

Advances in Adhesion with CO2-based Atmospheric Plasma Surface Modification, 2008 PLACE Conference

Advances in Adhesion with CO2-based Atmospheric Plasma Surface Modification, 2008 PLACE Conference

A Practical Model for Predicting Interfacial Flow Instabilities in Polyamide-PE Film Coextrusions Containing Tie Concentrate Blends, 2008 PLACE Conference

A Practical Model for Predicting Interfacial Flow Instabilities in Polyamide-PE Film Coextrusions Containing Tie Concentrate Blends, 2008 PLACE Conference

Use of Antimicrobial-coated Plastic Films to Control Listeria monocytogenes on Ready-to-eat Foods, 2008 PLACE Conference

Use of Antimicrobial-coated Plastic Films to Control Listeria monocytogenes on Ready-to-eat Foods, 2008 PLACE Conference

Engineered Performance Pigments For Moisture Vapour Barrier Coatings, 2008 PLACE Conference

Engineered Performance Pigments For Moisture Vapour Barrier Coatings, 2008 PLACE Conference

A NOVEL NUCLEATING AGENT FOR POLYETHYLENE, 2008 PLACE Conference

A NOVEL NUCLEATING AGENT FOR POLYETHYLENE, 2008 PLACE Conference

Statistical Modeling of Water Vapor Transmission Rates for Extrusion-Coated Papers, 2008 PLACE Conference

Statistical Modeling of Water Vapor Transmission Rates for Extrusion-Coated Papers, 2008 PLACE Conference

NOVEL METHODS TO PROCESS HIGH BARRIER PVdC, 2008 PLACE Conference

Novel Methods to Process High Barrier PVDC, 2008 PLACE Conference

Give Us a Challenge and We'll Give You the Optimum Edge, 2008 PLACE Conference

Give Us a Challenge and We'll Give You the Optimum Edge, 2008 PLACE Conference

New Optical Technology for On-Line Layer & Coat-Weight Thickness Measurements, 2008 PLACE Conference

New Optical Technology for On-Line Layer & Coat-Weight Thickness Measurements, 2008 PLACE Conference

Tool for measuring diffusion of aromas through packaging materials, 2008 PLACE Conference

Tool for measuring diffusion of aromas through packaging materials, 2008 PLACE Conference

Maximizing Efficiency-Revolutionary cooling by combining the elements of water and air, 2008 PLACE Conference

Maximizing Efficiency-Revolutionary cooling by combining the elements of water and air, 2008 PLACE Conference

Polarized Flame Treatment for Bopp and CPP films and comparison with other treatment methods,2008 PLACE Conference

Polarized Flame Treatment for Bopp and CPP films and comparison with other treatment methods,2008 PLACE Conference

Sustainable Packaging: Delivering Performance with Reduced Environmental Impact, 2008 PLACE Conference

Sustainable Packaging: Delivering Performance with Reduced Environmental Impact, 2008 PLACE Conference

Laminators for 100% solids adhesives: technology and design, 2008 PLACE Conferenc

Laminators for 100% solids adhesives: technology and design, 2008 PLACE Conferenc