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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Dynamic aspects of crack development in coating layers, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Dynamic aspects of crack development in coating layers, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effect of pigment volume concentration and drying aspects on the enzyme activity of clay coatings, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Effect of pigment volume concentration and drying aspects on the enzyme activity of clay coatings, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Modelling of brightness decrease of coated cartonboard as an effect of calendering â?¢ microroughness and effective refractive index aspects, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Modelling of brightness decrease of coated cartonboard as an effect of calendering • microroughness and effective refractive index aspects, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A novel approach to quantify the spatial coating layer formation, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A novel approach to quantify the spatial coating layer formation, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A new method to determine the water retention of coating colours and its impact on mottling of coated papers, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

A new method to determine the water retention of coating colours and its impact on mottling of coated papers, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Model analysis of a multilayer curtain coating, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Model analysis of a multilayer curtain coating, 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

Stochastic scattering approach to determine effective packing structure in diffuse optical coatings, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Stochastic scattering approach to determine effective packing structure in diffuse optical coatings, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Predictions of barrier properties of filled polymer layers, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Predictions of barrier properties of filled polymer layers, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Response to isopropanol or ionic/non-ionic surfactant in the competitive imbibition of water and alkane into calcium carbonate structures, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Response to isopropanol or ionic/non-ionic surfactant in the competitive imbibition of water and alkane into calcium carbonate structures, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Liquid absorption and evaporation in porous coating structures studied by near-infrared spectroscopy, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Liquid absorption and evaporation in porous coating structures studied by near-infrared spectroscopy, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Press conditions define heatset piling tendency, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Press conditions define heatset piling tendency, 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

Superhydrophobic paper coating containing non-conventional clay, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Superhydrophobic paper coating containing non-conventional clay, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Optical reflectance as a function of liquid contact time and penetration depth distribution in coatings with mono and discretely bimodal pore size distributions, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamenta

Optical reflectance as a function of liquid contact time and penetration depth distribution in coatings with mono and discretely bimodal pore size distributions, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Adjustable wetting properties of paperboard by liquid flame spray process, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Adjustable wetting properties of paperboard by liquid flame spray process, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

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

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

Specialty biobased monomers and emulsion polymers derived from starch, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Specialty biobased monomers and emulsion polymers derived from starch, 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

Understanding the particle size/shape ambiguity and its impact on optical responses of particulate composites, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Understanding the particle size/shape ambiguity and its impact on optical responses of particulate composites, 2010 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium