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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Books
Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating

Starch and Starch Products in Surface Sizing and Paper Coating

Standards
Qualitative (including optical microscopic) analysis of mineral filler and mineral coating of paper, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 421 om-12

Qualitative (including optical microscopic) analysis of mineral filler and mineral coating of paper, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 421 om-12

Conference papers
Binders & Additives Anthology CD-ROM

Binders & Additives Anthology CD

Standards
Sampling of fillers and pigments, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 657 sp-12

Sampling of fillers and pigments, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 657 sp-12

Standards
Accelerated test for viscosity stability of clay slurries, Test Method T 697 cm-12

Accelerated test for viscosity stability of clay slurries, Test Method T 697 cm-12

Relationship Between Coating Structure and Print Mottle, 1998 Coating Conference

Relationship Between Coating Structure and Print Mottle, 1998 Coating Conference

Conference papers
2012 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Print only

2012 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Print only

Conference papers
2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Can High Output and Low Energy Consumption be married?, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Can High Output and Low Energy Consumption be married?, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

FLEXO v/s GRAVURE, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

FLEXO v/s GRAVURE, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Effect Of Time, Temperature, And Draw Down On Interlayer Peel Strength During Coextrusion Coating, Film Casting and Film Blowing, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposiu

Effect Of Time, Temperature, And Draw Down On Interlayer Peel Strength During Coextrusion Coating, Film Casting and Film Blowing, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Journal articles
A raman spectroscopic study of migration in paper coatings, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, November 2003, Vol. 29(11) (379KB)

A raman spectroscopic study of migration in paper coatings, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, November 2003, Vol. 29(11) (379KB)

Technical information papers
Predictive Test Methods For Acrylic Thermoset Binders, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Predictive Test Methods For Acrylic Thermoset Binders, International Nonwovens Journal, Summer 2005, Vol. 14(2)

Journal articles
Coating layer formation and liquid-phase penetration in metered size press coating, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2003, Vol. 29(5) (710KB)

Coating layer formation and liquid-phase penetration in metered size press coating, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, May 2003, Vol. 29(5) (710KB)

Conference papers
2012 Advanced Coating Conference Proceedings CD

2012 Advanced Coating Conference Proceedings CD

Pigment Coating and Surface Sizing of Paper (second edition)

Pigment Coating and Surface Sizing of Paper (second edition)

Journal articles
Relationships between the coating surface structural variation and print quality, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2003, Vol. 29(6) (686KB)

Relationships between the coating surface structural variation and print quality, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, June 2003, Vol. 29(6) (686KB)

Journal articles
Effect of dispersed phase solids on blade forces in the cylindrical laboratory coater, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

Effect of dispersed phase solids on blade forces in the cylindrical laboratory coater, Journal of Pulp and Paper Science, February 2001, Vol. 27(2)

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