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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Influence of Drying Temperature on the Morphology of Latex at the Surface of Pigments â?¢ Consequences on the Paper Properties, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Influence of Drying Temperature on the Morphology of Latex at the Surface of Pigments • Consequences on the Paper Properties, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

CHARACTERIZATION OF SPATIAL COATING LAYER FORMATION â?¢ DEFINITION OF A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE SIZE, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

CHARACTERIZATION OF SPATIAL COATING LAYER FORMATION • DEFINITION OF A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE SIZE, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Paper Coatings â?¢ Review and Future Possibilities, 2006 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of Paper Coatings • Review and Future Possibilities, 2006 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Pore Structure Change due to Calendering and its Effect on Ink Setting Behaviour â?¢ Review and Novel Findings, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Pore Structure Change due to Calendering and its Effect on Ink Setting Behaviour • Review and Novel Findings, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Coating Layer Microstructure and Location of Binder â?¢ Results from SEM Analysis, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Coating Layer Microstructure and Location of Binder • Results from SEM Analysis, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

HOW LATEX DISTRIBUTION IS AFFECTED BY CHANGES IN COATING STRUCTURE â?¢RESULTS FROM A PILOT STUDY, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

HOW LATEX DISTRIBUTION IS AFFECTED BY CHANGES IN COATING STRUCTURE •RESULTS FROM A PILOT STUDY, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Paper Binder Performance with Nanoparticle Biolatex:ECOSYNTHETIX develops ECOSPHERE®biolatex for replacement of petroleum based latex binders, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Paper Binder Performance with Nanoparticle Biolatex:ECOSYNTHETIX develops ECOSPHERE®biolatex for replacement of petroleum based latex binders, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Conference papers
2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium CD

2010 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium CD

Control of VOC Emissions During Impingement Drying in Web Of

Control of VOC Emissions During Impingement Drying in Web Offset Lithography, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
2012 Advanced Coating Conference Proceedings CD

2012 Advanced Coating Conference Proceedings CD

Computer Simulations of Coating Suspensions, 1997 Advanced C

Computer Simulations of Coating Suspensions, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
Binders & Additives Anthology CD-ROM

Binders & Additives Anthology CD

Can starch be used in topcoating?, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Can starch be used in topcoating?, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Impact of coating surface properties and print impression on the non-uniformity of sheet-fed offset prints, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Impact of coating surface properties and print impression on the non-uniformity of sheet-fed offset prints, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effective thermal conductivity of liquid saturated coatings and their liquid vaporisation behaviour, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effective thermal conductivity of liquid saturated coatings and their liquid vaporisation behaviour, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Experimental and theoretical study of the flow in the manifold of a curtain coater, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Experimental and theoretical study of the flow in the manifold of a curtain coater, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

The role of ink component diffusion during absorption into inkjet coatings, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

The role of ink component diffusion during absorption into inkjet coatings, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Nano-fibrillated cellulose as a coating agent to improve print quality of synthetic fiber sheets, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Nano-fibrillated cellulose as a coating agent to improve print quality of synthetic fiber sheets, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of curtain coating colors, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Characterization of curtain coating colors, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Consolidation of coating colors â?¢ experimental studies, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Consolidation of coating colors • experimental studies, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium