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
Synthetic paper from plastics, "the PLACE", October 2000

Synthetic paper from plastics, "the PLACE", October 2000

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Fundamentals of roll coating for hot melt applications, "the PLACE", August 2001

Fundamentals of roll coating for hot melt applications, "the PLACE", August 2001

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High clarity linear low density polyethylene for packaging applications, "the PLACE", May 2001

High clarity linear low density polyethylene for packaging applications, "the PLACE", May 2001

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Hot melt adhesives comprising crystalline and amorphous polymers, "the PLACE", December 2001

Hot melt adhesives comprising crystalline and amorphous polymers, "the PLACE", December 2001

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Alternative hot melt pressure sensitive technologies, "the PLACE", September 2000

Alternative hot melt pressure sensitive technologies, "the PLACE", September 2000

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Smart tackifier selection key considerations beyond performance, "the PLACE", September 2000

Smart tackifier selection key considerations beyond performance, "the PLACE", September 2000

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Barrier coatings for paper: uses, compositions and hot melts, "the PLACE", September 2000

Barrier coatings for paper: uses, compositions and hot melts, "the PLACE", September 2000

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Electron beam curing in flexible packaging, "the PLACE", September 2001

Electron beam curing in flexible packaging, "the PLACE", September 2001

Journal articles
Atmospheric plasma-the new functional treatment for films, "the PLACE" February 2001

Atmospheric plasma-the new functional treatment for films, "the PLACE" February 2001

Journal articles
The effects of comonomer type on the blown film performance of lldpe resins made using a metallocene single-site catalyst, "the PLACE" February 2001

The effects of comonomer type on the blown film performance of lldpe resins made using a metallocene single-site catalyst, "the PLACE" February 2001

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The pressure sensitive industry and its changing scene, "the PLACE", September 2002 (134KB)

The pressure sensitive industry and its changing scene, "the PLACE", September 2002 (134KB)

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Use of oxygen scavengers in flexible packaging - an overview and case studies, "the PLACE", July 2002 (224KB)

Use of oxygen scavengers in flexible packaging - an overview and case studies, "the PLACE", July 2002 (224KB)

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Control of adhesion and removal of heat sealable tops on polymer containers, "the PLACE" January 2002

Control of adhesion and removal of heat sealable tops on polymer containers, "the PLACE" January 2002

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The influence of die design and extensional rheology on the onset of 'wave' interfacial instabilities in coextrusion flows, "the PLACE" January 2002

The influence of die design and extensional rheology on the onset of 'wave' interfacial instabilities in coextrusion flows, "the PLACE" January 2002

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Hot melts in the graphic industry - current trends and future ideas, "the PLACE", October 2002 (354KB)

Hot melts in the graphic industry - current trends and future ideas, "the PLACE", October 2002 (354KB)

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Effect of extrusion coating parameters on polyester adhesion - a line study - (209KB), "the PLACE"; February 2002

Effect of extrusion coating parameters on polyester adhesion - a line study - (209KB), "the PLACE" February 2002

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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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Dual-deckle system for troublefree web width variation, "the PLACE", December 2003 (184KB)

Dual-deckle system for troublefree web width variation, "the PLACE", December 2003 (184KB)

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EVOH in map (modified atmosphere packaging) for fresh meat and the effects of moisture on oxygen barrier of EVOH, "the PLACE", August 2002 - (264KB)

EVOH in map (modified atmosphere packaging) for fresh meat and the effects of moisture on oxygen barrier of EVOH, "the PLACE", August 2002 - (264KB)

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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)