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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Determination of Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films and Coatings (Modified Visking Analytical Technique), Test Method T 698 cm-03 - WITHDRAWN

Determination of Wetting Tension of Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films and Coatings (Modified Visking Analytical Technique), Test Method T 698 cm-03 - WITHDRAWN

Standards
Rheological measurements for characterization of polyolefins: low-density polyethylene (LDPE) for extrusion coating, Test Method T 702 om-10

Rheological measurements for characterization of polyolefins: low-density polyethylene (LDPE) for extrusion coating ,Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 702 om-14

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Determination of wetting tension of polymeric films and coated surfaces via the Mayer rod technique, Test Method T 552 om-07 - WITHDRAWN

Determination of wetting tension of polymeric films and coated surfaces via the Mayer rod technique, Test Method T 552 om-07 - WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Guidelines for web conveyance and winding tension levels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0200-01 (2011)

Guidelines for web conveyance and winding tension levels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0200-01 (2011)

Books
Finishing - Papermaking Part 3

Papermaking Part 3, Finishing

Books
Pulp and Paper Testing

Pulp and Paper Testing

Peelable structures for PP, PS, PET and PVC. Understanding how multilayer construction influences seal and peel properties, 2008 PLACE Conference

Peelable structures for PP, PS, PET and PVC. Understanding how multilayer construction influences seal and peel properties, 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

Real Time On-line Measurement of Extrusion Coatings and Adhesives, 2008 PLACE Conference

Real Time On-line Measurement of Extrusion Coatings and Adhesives, 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

Comparison of Gravure vs. Rod Applications, 2008 PLACE Conference

Comparison of Gravure vs. Rod Applications, 2008 PLACE Conference

Aliphatic Solventless Adhesives for Flexible Packaging, 2008 PLACE Conference

Aliphatic Solventless Adhesives for Flexible Packaging, 2008 PLACE Conference

New Developments in Stretch Film Winding to Improve Productivity BY WINDING PRODUCT MANAGEMENT TEAM, 2008 PLACE Conference

New Developments in Stretch Film Winding to Improve Productivity BY WINDING PRODUCT MANAGEMENT TEAM, 2008 PLACE Conference

Revolutionary Cooling by combining the elements of water and air, 2008 PLACE Conference

Revolutionary Cooling by combining the elements of water and air, 2008 PLACE Conference

ADVANCES IN SOLVENTLESS ADHESIVES, 2008 PLACE Conference

ADVANCES IN SOLVENTLESS ADHESIVES, 2008 PLACE Conference

Innovations in web guide sensor technologies, 2008 PLACE Conference

Innovations in web guide sensor technologies, 2008 PLACE Conference

Nanotechnology in Food Packaging, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Nanotechnology in Food Packaging, 2008 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry

Balancing Adhesion and Slip Properties in Aqueous Heat Seal Coatings, 2008 PLACE Conference

Balancing Adhesion and Slip Properties in Aqueous Heat Seal Coatings, 2008 PLACE Conference

Understanding Dancer Tension Control Systems, 2008 PLACE Conference

Understanding Dancer Tension Control Systems, 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