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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Corrugated Packaging

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Corrugated Packaging 

Events
SuperCorrExpo 2020

Exhibitor and Sponsor bookings are already underway for SuperCorrExpo 2020 in Orlando, Florida USA. Please see the floorplan below and contact Linda Cohen at [email protected] or 914-944-0135 to reserve your spot and for more information

Please visit the Hotel and Travel page for lodging information.

Events
Corbotec Meeting

Corbotec Meeting Phillips, Wisconsin open 2019-06-12 2019-06-13

Events
Chicago TAPPI Golf Outing

Chicago TAPPI Golf Outing Oak Brook Marriott, Oak Brook, IL open 2019-11-05 2019-11-05 Learn More Learn More

Courses
Introduction to Corrugated Course

In fast-paced corrugator operations, it is critical to be equipped with foundational understanding of the dynamic corrugating process. This course is designed to shorten the learning curve of people new to the business and provide a deeper understanding to those already in the game.

Webinars
It's not a question of IF: Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging

This webinar is presented by Kevin Karstedt, Jeff Wettersten and introduced by Cory Francer. 

Webinars
It's not a question of IF: Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging Part II

This webinar is presented by Kevin Karstedt, Jeff Wettersten and introduced by Cory Francer. 

Corrugated Division Committees

Corrugated Board Technical Service Committee  This committee of the Corrugated Packaging Division provides technical assistance to mills, container plants, and box customers in resolving board and container problems by promoting information exchange and communication between all elements of the

Corrugated Packaging Past Award Winners

Division Technical Award and Harry J. Bettendorf Prize

2016 CorrPak Winners

SuperCorrExpo 2016 Corrbie Winners

Books
The Future of Corrugated Board Packaging to 2015

The Future of Corrugated Board Packaging to 2015

Magazine articles
1995 looks good for corrugated and solid-fiber box production and folding paperboard boxes, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1995, Vol. 78(4)

1995 looks good for corrugated and solid-fiber box production and folding paperboard boxes, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1995, Vol. 78(4)

Still Time to Reserve Your Seat at new Introduction to Corrugated Course

Increase your understanding of the corrugating process, and linerboard and medium performance properties and manufacturing, in order to improve corrugating box performance and runnability.

Books
Cartons, Crates and Corrugated Board: Handbook of Paper and Wood Packaging Technology

Cartons, Crates and Corrugated Board: Handbook of Paper and Wood Packaging Technology

Technical information papers
Corrugated Caliper: Why is it so Important?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-04 (2001)

Corrugated Caliper: Why is it so Important?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-04 (2001)

Standards
Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test), Test Method T 809 om-17

Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test), Test Method T 809 om-17

Videos
More Than a Box: Box Plant 101 - Video

More Than a Box: Box Plant 101 - Video

Technical information papers
Starch Adhesive Preparation and Distribution Systems: Housekeeping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-06 (2002)

Starch Adhesive Preparation and Distribution Systems: Housekeeping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-06 (2002)

Books
Normas y Metodos de Contenedores Corrugados (Spanish Corrugated Containers Test Methods)

Normas y Metodos de Contenedores Corrugados (Spanish Corrugated Containers Test Methods)