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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Advanced Coating Symposium Call For Papers

TAPPI’s Advanced Coating Symposium will be held October 4–6, 2016 in Stockholm Sweden at the Innventia headquarters.

Conference papers
2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

On the Theory of Blade Coating, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

On the Theory of Blade Coating, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Analysis of Porosity Distribution in Coating Layers, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Analysis of Porosity Distribution in Coating Layers, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Thermomechanical Properties of the Polymer Binder Affecting the Processability, Structure and Properties of Dry Surface Treated Papers, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Thermomechanical Properties of the Polymer Binder Affecting the Processability, Structure and Properties of Dry Surface Treated Papers, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Analysis of the Coating Color Runnability Considering the Effect of Dewatering Part 2: Numerical Simulation of the Complete Coating Process, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Analysis of the Coating Color Runnability Considering the Effect of Dewatering Part 2: Numerical Simulation of the Complete Coating Process, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Laboratory Waterless Ink Transfer Evaluation for Coated Papers Using the Prufbau Printability Tester, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Laboratory Waterless Ink Transfer Evaluation for Coated Papers Using the Prufbau Printability Tester, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Simulation of Relaxation-Induced Dilatancy, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Simulation of Relaxation-Induced Dilatancy, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Ink Gloss Development Mechanisms After Printing Part 2 - The Influence of Substrate, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Ink Gloss Development Mechanisms After Printing Part 2 - The Influence of Substrate, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Surface Tension Driven Leveling of Spray Droplets, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Surface Tension Driven Leveling of Spray Droplets, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Numerical Investigation of Droplet Impact Spreading in Spray Coating of Paper, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Numerical Investigation of Droplet Impact Spreading in Spray Coating of Paper, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Modelling and Simulation of the Electric Field and Particle Trajectories in Simultaneous Two-Sided Dry Surface Treatment of Paper, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Modelling and Simulation of the Electric Field and Particle Trajectories in Simultaneous Two-Sided Dry Surface Treatment of Paper, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Pigment Coating Permeability: Measurement and Correlation with Wetting Front Penetration, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Pigment Coating Permeability: Measurement and Correlation with Wetting Front Penetration, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Distribution of Offset Ink Constituents in Paper Coating and Implications for Print Quality, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Distribution of Offset Ink Constituents in Paper Coating and Implications for Print Quality, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Particle Motion Modeling for Particle Size Distributions in Blade Geometries, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Particle Motion Modeling for Particle Size Distributions in Blade Geometries, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Analysis of Coating Color Runnability Considering the Effect of Dewatering Part 1: Apparent Wall Slip and Viscoelasticity at High..., 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Analysis of Coating Color Runnability Considering the Effect of Dewatering Part 1: Apparent Wall Slip and Viscoelasticity at High..., 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Slip Rheology of Coating Colors Containing Calcium Carbonate Pigments with Narrow Particle Size Distributions, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Slip Rheology of Coating Colors Containing Calcium Carbonate Pigments with Narrow Particle Size Distributions, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Effect of Surface Binder Content on Print Density and Ink Receptivity of Coated Paper, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Effect of Surface Binder Content on Print Density and Ink Receptivity of Coated Paper, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Fluid Elasticity in Extension, Measured by a New Technique, Correlates with Misting, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Fluid Elasticity in Extension, Measured by a New Technique, Correlates with Misting, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Coating Shrinkage During Evaporation: Observation, Measurement and Modelling within a Network Structure, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Coating Shrinkage During Evaporation: Observation, Measurement and Modelling within a Network Structure, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings