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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Public outreach
Paper Recycling Poster

Paper Recycling Poster

Books
Corrugated Segmentation Study and Opportunity Assessment

Corrugated Segmentation Study and Opportunity Assessment

Books
Energy Opportunities in the North American Pulp and Paper Industry

Energy Opportunities in the North American Pulp and Paper Industry

Technical information papers
Identifying anilox roll volume measuring equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-15 (2012)

Identifying anilox roll volume measuring equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-15 (2012)

Technical information papers
Maintenance on computer-assisted machinery, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-02 (2013)

Maintenance on computer-assisted machinery, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-02 (2013)

Technical information papers
Extruded glue mechanism supplement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-43 (2007)

Extruded glue mechanism supplement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-43 (2007)

Technical information papers
Index and Introduction to Flexo Folder Gluer/Rotary Diecutter TIPs, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-04 (2006)

Index and Introduction to Flexo Folder Gluer/Rotary Diecutter TIPs, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-04 (2006)

Technical information papers
Techniques for running â??WRAâ? (water resistant starch adhesive), Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-46 (2008)

Techniques for running “WRA” (water resistant starch adhesive), Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-46 (2008)

Books
The Future of Corrugated Board Packaging to 2015

The Future of Corrugated Board Packaging to 2015

Videos
Corrugated Containers Waste Management - Spanish version

Manejo de Desperdicio de Contenedores Corrugados Serie Completa

Videos
More Than A Box: Box Plant 101 - DVD

More Than A Box: Box Plant 101 - DVD

Public outreach
Why Recycle?

Why Recycle?

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - TIP 0306-08: "Withdrawn - Auto

Technical Information Paper - TIP 0306-08: "Withdrawn - Automatic Viscosity Controllers for Flexo Inks"

Technical information papers
Reference system for technical information paper use

Reference system for technical information paper use, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-67 WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Flat Mounting Techniques, Technical Information Paper TIP 03

Flat Mounting Techniques, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-19 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0304-55: Corr

Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0304-55: Corrugated Boxplant - List of Potential Hazards

Technical information papers
Caliper Measurement of Corrugated Board, Technical Informati

Caliper Measurement of Corrugated Board, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-21 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Determination of Moisture in Containerboard Using a Hand Hel

Determination of Moisture in Containerboard Using a Hand Held Moisture Meter, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-63 (2003) WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Determining construction (basis weight) of corrugated board

Determining construction (basis weight) of corrugated board, Technical Information Paper TIP 0308-01 WITHDRAWN

Standards
Tensile Test for the Manufacturer's Joint of Fiberboard Ship

Tensile Test for the Manufacturer's Joint of Fiberboard Shipping Containers, Test Method T 813 om-04 - WITHDRAWN