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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The Future of Global Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

The Future of Global Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

Mapping Our Future: Advanced Manufacturing of Pulp, Paper, and Forest Bioproduct, 2014 PEERS Conference

Mapping Our Future: Advanced Manufacturing of Pulp, Paper, and Forest Bioproduct, 2014 PEERS Conference

GHG BACT: Current Strategies and Recent Developments, 2014 PEERS Conference

GHG BACT: Current Strategies and Recent Developments, 2014 PEERS Conference

RFID Tag Market in Flux, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

RFID Tag Market in Flux, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Challenges in Adapting Biotechnology to Pulp and Paper: The Academic Role, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Challenges in Adapting Biotechnology to Pulp and Paper: The Academic Role, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Global Branding but Regional Boxmaking, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Global Branding but Regional Boxmaking, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Start the Presses, 2004 International Corrugated Packaing Conference

Start the Presses, 2004 International Corrugated Packaing Conference

Review of Techniques for Characterizing Paper Coating Surfaces, Structures and Printability, 1995 Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Review of Techniques for Characterizing Paper Coating Surfaces, Structures and Printability, 1995 Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Revolution in Board Design and Manufature, 1997 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Revolution in Board Design and Manufature, 1997 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Growing' Low-Cost RFID Antennas, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Growing' Low-Cost RFID Antennas, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

How Did We Get Here? A Century of Coating & Graphic Arts Progress, PaperCon 2015

How Did We Get Here? A Century of Coating & Graphic Arts Progress, PaperCon 2015

Applications and Progress in Genetic Engineering of Walnuts, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Applications and Progress in Genetic Engineering of Walnuts, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Future Trends i nthe Corrugated Packaging Industry, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Future Trends i nthe Corrugated Packaging Industry, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Why HP Loves Smart Packaging, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Why HP Loves Smart Packaging, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Out of the Lab, into the Warehouse, 2004 International Corrugated Packaing Conference

Out of the Lab, into the Warehouse, 2004 International Corrugated Packaing Conference

HVLC Process Combustion Options for Kraft Pulp Mills, 1998 Cluster Rule Symposium Proceedings

HVLC Process Combustion Options for Kraft Pulp Mills, 1998 Cluster Rule Symposium Proceedings

Development of SSR Markers for Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Development of SSR Markers for Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Advertising Trends for Publishers and the Top Magazines for Ad Pages in 1998, 2000 Coating Conference Proceedings

Advertising Trends for Publishers and the Top Magazines for Ad Pages in 1998, 2000 Coating Conference Proceedings

Biological Sciences in the Pulp and Paper Industry - The Industryâ??s Viewpoint, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Biological Sciences in the Pulp and Paper Industry - The Industry’s Viewpoint, 1997 Biological Sciences Symposium Proceedings

Globalization of Environment and Trade, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Globalization of Environment and Trade, 2000 Environmental Conference Proceedings