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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Threats and Opportunities Facing Global Corrugated Industry, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Threats and Opportunities Facing Global Corrugated Industry, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Global Branding but Regional Boxmaking, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Global Branding but Regional Boxmaking, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Out of the Lab, into the Warehouse, 2004 International Corrugated Packaing Conference

Out of the Lab, into the Warehouse, 2004 International Corrugated Packaing Conference

RFID Tag Market in Flux, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

RFID Tag Market in Flux, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Future Trends i nthe Corrugated Packaging Industry, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Future Trends i nthe Corrugated Packaging Industry, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Microstructure Evolution in Latex Coatings, 1995 Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Microstructure Evolution in Latex Coatings, 1995 Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

1997 Corrugated Containers Conference - "Optical Corrugated Sheet Counter"

1997 Corrugated Containers Conference - "Optical Corrugated Sheet Counter"

TAPPI/FBA Corrugated Productivity & Waste Survey, 1995 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

TAPPI/FBA Corrugated Productivity & Waste Survey, 1995 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Interaction Paper Moisture and Temperature and Its Effect on Corrugated Board Quality, 1998 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Interaction Paper Moisture and Temperature and Its Effect on Corrugated Board Quality, 1998 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

New Liquid Adhesive Application Techniques Improve Corrugated Box Quality, 1996 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

New Liquid Adhesive Application Techniques Improve Corrugated Box Quality, 1996 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Omni-Unifier Folder Gluer Take Off System, 1998 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Omni-Unifier Folder Gluer Take Off System, 1998 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

Safety Committee Workshop, 1994 International Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Safety Committee Workshop, 1994 International Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Order Mix and Roll Size Analysis, How to Capitalize on Computer Data, 1998 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Order Mix and Roll Size Analysis, How to Capitalize on Computer Data, 1998 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
2011 Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD

2011 Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD

TAPPI/FTA Joint Workshop: How to Improve/ Enhance Printing on a Corrugated Press, 1998 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

TAPPI/FTA Joint Workshop: How to Improve/ Enhance Printing on a Corrugated Press, 1998 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Determining Printability of Linerboard Manufactured for Postprint Converts Using Water-Based Flexographic Ink, 1998 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Determining Printability of Linerboard Manufactured for Postprint Converts Using Water-Based Flexographic Ink, 1998 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Revolution in Board Design and Manufature, 1997 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Revolution in Board Design and Manufature, 1997 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Effects of the Geometrical Relationships in Compression, 1997 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings

Effects of the Geometrical Relationships in Compression, 1997 Corrugated Containers Conference Proceedings