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 [email protected]. 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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Decor Paper World Market for With Focu on Lamiante Flooring, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Lamiantes Sympoisum

Decor Paper World Market for With Focu on Lamiante Flooring, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Lamiantes Sympoisum

Active Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Active Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Webinars
Roadmap for the Safe and Sustainable Commercialization of Nanocellulose

This webinar described the development of an environmental health and safety roadmap for nanocellulose to ensure commercialization opportunities are informed by state of the art testing and analysis demonstrating the safety of consumer and related products containing nanocellulose.

Webinars
Renewing the Renewable Industry Driving Innovation In Forest Products

On this upcoming webinar, you will learn more about Agenda 2020, and its mission to transform the forest products industry through innovation. You will also learn about the technology priorities that can enable the industry’s transformation. Receive an update on important research initiatives, and successes and opportunities in funding them–and learn how to benefit from the Agenda 2020 program.

Global Coating Technology for Corrugated Packaging, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

Global Coating Technology for Corrugated Packaging, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

Stretch Film Winding - Environmental and Economic Factors, 2010 PLACE Conference

Stretch Film Winding - Environmental and Economic Factors, 2010 PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating - Starting-Up a New Technology, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating - Starting-Up a New Technology, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Books
SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

SpecLogix Compendium of Paper & Printing

Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Federal Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy, 2009 TAPPI Engineering, Pulping, Environmental Conference

Nanoparticles with Immobilized Biosensors for Bioactive Papers, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Nanoparticles with Immobilized Biosensors for Bioactive Papers, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Metered Size Press Coating - What to Expect from Advanced Coating Starches?, PaperCon '09 Conference

Metered Size Press Coating - What to Expect from Advanced Coating Starches?, PaperCon '09 Conference

Journal articles
The Pulse by Forestweb: 2008 production down by 4.3%, Paper360º January/February 2009

The Pulse by Forestweb, Paper360º January/February 2009

Journal articles
A New Paradigm is Needed, Paper360° August 2009

A New Paradigmis Needed, Paper360º August 2009

Journal articles
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ASPI News, Paper360º May/June 2012

Journal articles
Scoring Deinkability, February 2009

Scoring Deinkability, February 2009

Journal articles
Problem Solving - As easy as Pie!, Frontline Focus, Volume 2, Issue 10

Frontline Focus, October 2006

Journal articles
China Charges Ahead in Printing and Writing Papers, Solutions!, January 2006, Vol. 89(1)

China Charges Ahead in Printing and Writing Papers, Solutions!, January 2006, Vol. 89(1) (224 KB)

Journal articles
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:YEAR OF THE DOG: WILL IT BE THE INDUSTRYâ??S BEST FRIEND?, SOLUTIONS! [06JANSO68.pdf]

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Year of the Dog: Will It Be the Industry’s Best Friend?, Solutions!, January 2006, Vol. 89(1) (68 KB)

Journal articles
Bleaching 101: The Basics, Frontline Focus, Volume 2, Issue 7

Frontline Focus, July 2006