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

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

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

Technical information papers
Guideline for Direct Contact Printing of Bar Code Symbols on Corrugated, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-16 (2005)

Guideline for Direct Contact Printing of Bar Code Symbols on Corrugated, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-16 (2005)

Technical information papers
Troubleshooting the diecutting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-39 (2008)

Troubleshooting the diecutting section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-39 (2008)

Technical information papers
High Vacuum Sheet Dewatering, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-60 (2002)

High vacuum sheet dewatering, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-60 (2015)

Standards
Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 809 om-11

Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 809 om-11

Technical information papers
Checking the parallel of corrugating rolls with â??NCRâ? paper, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-62 (2014)

Checking the parallel of corrugating rolls with “NCR” paper, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-62 (2014)

Technical information papers
Evaluating glue lap adhesive properties, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-16 (2012)

Evaluating glue lap adhesive properties, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-16 (2012)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control of Starch Gelatinization Temperature, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-14 (2002)

Statistical Process Control of Starch Gelatinization Temperature, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-14 (2002)

Technical information papers
Understanding Hazardous Materials Warning Labels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-41 (2003)

Understanding Hazardous Materials Warning Labels, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-41 (2003)

Technical information papers
Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2012)

Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2012)

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)

Technical information papers
Total indicated runout and its impact on combined board quality, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-56 (2009)

Total indicated runout and its impact on combined board quality, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-56 (2009)

Technical information papers
Obtaining Combined Board Caliper Off the Corrugator for Use in Statistical Process Control Procedures, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-12 (2002)

Obtaining Combined Board Caliper Off the Corrugator for Use in Statistical Process Control Procedures, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-12 (2002)

Technical information papers
An Alternative Method for Designating Flute Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0302-04 (2001)

An Alternative Method for Designating Flute Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0302-04 (2001)

Technical information papers
Starch Adhesive Trial, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-22 (2006)

Starch Adhesive Trial, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-22 (2006)

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
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
Troubleshooting a Glue Lap Problem, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-10 (2002)

Troubleshooting a Glue Lap Problem, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-10 (2002)

Technical information papers
Splicer Defects and Cures, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-31 (2013)

Splicer Defects and Cures, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-31 (2013)