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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Videos
More Than a Box: Box Plant 101 - Video

More Than a Box: Box Plant 101 - Video

Technical information papers
Stacking off the rotary diecutter, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-46 (2010)

Stacking off the rotary diecutter, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-46 (2010)

Technical information papers
Viscosity reading procedure for flexographic corrugated inks, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-18 (2010)

Viscosity reading procedure for flexographic corrugated inks, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-18 (2010)

Technical information papers
Drying and curing techniques for in-line flexographic printing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-06 (2007)

Drying and curing techniques for in-line flexographic printing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-06 (2007)

Technical information papers
Pin Register Mounting, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-02 (2005)

Pin Register Mounting, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-02 (2005)

Technical information papers
In-Process Checklist, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-27 (2004)

In-Process Checklist, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-27 (2004)

Technical information papers
Techniques for bonding of densified liners, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-40 (2008)

Techniques for bonding of densified liners, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-40 (2008)

Technical information papers
Material handling considerations for flexo folder gluers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-54 (2014)

Material handling considerations for flexo folder gluers, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-54 (2014)

Technical information papers
Some questions and answers on gel temperatures and on the gel temperature test for corrugating adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-08 (2011)

Some questions and answers on gel temperatures and on the gel temperature test for corrugating adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-08 (2011)

Technical information papers
Machinery considerations and selection: yoked scoring slotting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-53 (2014)

Machinery considerations and selection: yoked scoring slotting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-53 (2014)

Technical information papers
Ordering steel rule cutting dies, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-21 (2008)

Ordering steel rule cutting dies, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-21 (2008)

Technical information papers
Short-Run Statistical Process Control: A Basic Charting Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-70 (2006)

Short-Run Statistical Process Control: A Basic Charting Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-70 (2006)

Technical information papers
Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Technical information papers
High density papers -- what are they?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-43 (2011)

High density papers -- what are they?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-43 (2011)

Technical information papers
In-Line Coating at the Corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-39 (2008)

In-Line Coating at the Corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-39 (2008)

Technical information papers
A guide to proper wipe roll selection for the corrugated box industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-20 (2008)

A guide to proper wipe roll selection for the corrugated box industry, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-20 (2008)

Technical information papers
Introduction to the flow chart, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-26 (2008)

Introduction to the flow chart, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-26 (2008)

Technical information papers
The role of copper in a printing ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-61 (2008)

The role of copper in a printing ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-61 (2008)

Technical information papers
Important Quality Parameters of a Printing Ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-59 (2001)

Important Quality Parameters of a Printing Ink, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-59 (2001)

Technical information papers
Reduction or elimination of ink and/or varnish smear when printing and rotary die cutting in one pass, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-40 (2011)

Reduction or elimination of ink and/or varnish smear when printing and rotary die cutting in one pass, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-40 (2011)