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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Nanotechnology - How to Think “Inside the Box”, 2015 CorrExp

Nanotechnology - How to Think “Inside the Box”, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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Computer-to-Belt - Direct Laser-Engraved Ultra HD Flexo Prep

Computer-to-Belt - Direct Laser-Engraved Ultra HD Flexo Preprint, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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Camera Monitoring For Corrugated Case Production, 2015 CorrE

Camera Monitoring For Corrugated Case Production, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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NEW Roll Cleaning Technology - Laser Cleaning Systems, 2015

NEW Roll Cleaning Technology - Laser Cleaning Systems, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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New Engraving Technology for Glue Applicator Rollers, 2015 C

New Engraving Technology for Glue Applicator Rollers, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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Digital Print - Where does it fit in Corrugated?, 2015 CorrE

Digital Print - Where does it fit in Corrugated?, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

Emveco Model GP 75 Caliper, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Emveco Model GP 75 Caliper, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

CORRUGRAPH-Flexo Printer and In-Line Die Cutter by KBA, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

CORRUGRAPH-Flexo Printer and In-Line Die Cutter by KBA, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

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Reversible 3NCR Tri-Valve Non-Contact Glue Station for Top-D

Reversible 3NCR Tri-Valve Non-Contact Glue Station for Top-Down & Bottom-Up Glue Application Using One Glue Station: Tool-Less Switching to Run Both Inside and Outside Glued Boxes, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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Fosber Dual Divert - Master 400 Cut-Off Knife, 2015 CorrExpo

Fosber Dual Divert - Master 400 Cut-Off Knife, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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Set While Run Rotary Die Cutter, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

Set While Run Rotary Die Cutter, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

A link between light-weights and ECT strength

A link between light-weights and ECT strength, Corrugating International, September 2006

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History of Feed Tables in the Corrugated Industry

History of Feed Tables in the Corrugated Industry, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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Modern Anvil Cover Mounting Technology, 2015 CorrExpo Confer

Modern Anvil Cover Mounting Technology, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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Changing the Way We Think About Corrugated

Changing the Way We Think About Corrugated, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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Eliminating Caustic & Borax From Your Plant, 2015 CorrExpo C

Eliminating Caustic & Borax From Your Plant, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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Trends in Digital Printing, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

Trends in Digital Printing, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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Food Safety in the Corrugated Industry, 2015 CorrExpo Confer

Food Safety in the Corrugated Industry, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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Where are we with digital for corrugated?, 2015 CorrExpo Con

Where are we with digital for corrugated?, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

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Rolling Scores & Folding Quality, 2015 CorrExpo Conference

Rolling Scores & Folding Quality, 2015 CorrExpo Conference