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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Journal articles
Enhanced Economics of 100% Solids Adhesives, The PLACE, December 2006

Enhanced Economics of 100% Solids Adhesives, The PLACE, December 2006

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New High Barrier Lidding Materials: Optimization Studies to Understand Seal Peel Characteristics to Different Consumer Cup Substrates

New High Barrier Lidding Materials: Optimization Studies to Understand Seal Peel Characteristics to Different Consumer Cup Substrates

Journal articles
Don't Let Profits Go Up in Smoke: Modern Air Pollution Control Systems Reduce Energy Costs and Destroy Higher Levels of Air Pollutants

Don't Let Profits Go Up in Smoke: Modern Air Pollution Control Systems Reduce Energy Costs and Destroy Higher Levels of Air Pollutants

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Clarifiers for Polypropylene Film, The PLACE, December 2006

Clarifiers for Polypropylene Film, The PLACE, December 2006

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Coextruded HMW-HDPE Film Structures with Improved Bubble Stability, The PLACE, December 2006

Coextruded HMW-HDPE Film Structures with Improved Bubble Stability, The PLACE, December 2006

Journal articles
The Effects of Corona and Flame Treatment

The Effects of Corona and Flame Treatment

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Contact mechanics and the science of pressure sensitive adhesion, "the PLACE", September 2002 (224KB)

Contact mechanics and the science of pressure sensitive adhesion, "the PLACE", September 2002 (224KB)

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A new enhanced polyethylene for extrusion coating and laminating, "the PLACE", August 2003 (355KB)

A new enhanced polyethylene for extrusion coating and laminating, "the PLACE", August 2003 (355KB)

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Discoloration resistant polyolefin films (328KB), "the PLACE" May 2002

Discoloration resistant polyolefin films (328KB), "the PLACE" May 2002

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Curl in multilayer pa/pe file, "the PLACE", April 2003 (218KB)

Curl in multilayer pa/pe file, "the PLACE", April 2003 (218KB)

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Optical haze properties of polyethylene blown films: part 1 - surface versus bulk structural considerations (1313KB), "the PLACE" March 2002

Optical haze properties of polyethylene blown films: part 1 - surface versus bulk structural considerations (1313KB), "the PLACE" March 2002

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ATR spectroscopy â?? a tool to characterize surfaces, "the PLACE", April 2003, (282KB)

ATR spectroscopy – a tool to characterize surfaces, "the PLACE", April 2003, (282KB)

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Modeling and measuring the bending stiffness of flexible packaging materials (197KB), "the PLACE" March 2002

Modeling and measuring the bending stiffness of flexible packaging materials (197KB), "the PLACE" March 2002

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Thermal lamination of ink jet matte papers (236KB), "the PLACE" May 2002

Thermal lamination of ink jet matte papers (236KB), "the PLACE" May 2002

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An introduction to polymeric colorants, "the PLACE", June 2003

An introduction to polymeric colorants, "the PLACE", June 2003

Journal articles
Cast film lines for barrier film, "the PLACE", November 2003

Cast film lines for barrier film, "the PLACE", November 2003

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Cyclic-olefinic copolymers as non-migrating, polymeric slip additives in ldpe cast films, "the PLACE", July 2003 (83KB)

Cyclic-olefinic copolymers as non-migrating, polymeric slip additives in ldpe cast films, "the PLACE", July 2003 (83KB)

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ATR spectroscopy â?? a tool to characterize surfaces, "the PLACE", January 2003 (315KB)

ATR spectroscopy – a tool to characterize surfaces, "the PLACE", January 2003 (315KB)

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Novel method for testing the grease resistance of plastic-based dry pet food packaging, "the PLACE", July 2003 (154KB)

Novel method for testing the grease resistance of plastic-based dry pet food packaging, "the PLACE", July 2003 (154KB)

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Producing co-extruded high barrier heat shrinkable packaging films, "the PLACE", October 2003 (KB)

Producing co-extruded high barrier heat shrinkable packaging films, "the PLACE", October 2003 (KB)