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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Cladding the World in Decorative Laminates, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Cladding the World in Decorative Laminates, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Green Edge Banding, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Green Edge Banding, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

High Speed Online Visualisation for Improved Quality and Process Productivity, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

High Speed Online Visualisation for Improved Quality and Process Productivity, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Formeldehyde Update, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Formeldehyde Update, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Biological Treatment of Specialty Paper Mill Effluent, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Biological Treatment of Specialty Paper Mill Effluent, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Lightweight Honeycomb Panels, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Lightweight Honeycomb Panels, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Advancing the Wood-Based Decorative Surfacing Industry: CPA Initiatives and Industry Challenges, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Advancing the Wood-Based Decorative Surfacing Industry: CPA Initiatives and Industry Challenges, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Backing Technology for Laminate Flooring Applications, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Backing Technology for Laminate Flooring Applications, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Formaldehyde in Challenging Times, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Formaldehyde in Challenging Times, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Oriented Polypropylene Films, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Oriented Polypropylene Films, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Direct Multi-Colour Printing on Wood and Wood Composite Panels, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Direct Multi-Colour Printing on Wood and Wood Composite Panels, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

South America Outlook, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

South America Outlook, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Conventional Printing + Digital Technology = Profits Squared, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Conventional Printing + Digital Technology = Profits Squared, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Decor Paper World Market for With Focu on Lamiante Flooring, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Lamiantes Sympoisum

Decor Paper World Market for With Focu on Lamiante Flooring, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Lamiantes Sympoisum

Computer Vision Defect Detection: Thirteen Years of Experiene With the Composite Laminate Panel Flooring and Laminate Furniture Industry Components, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposiu

Computer Vision Defect Detection: Thirteen Years of Experiene With the Composite Laminate Panel Flooring and Laminate Furniture Industry Components, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

The Rotogravure Printing Process, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

The Rotogravure Printing Process, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

LIGHT WEIGHT DECORATIVE FOIL Paper, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

LIGHT WEIGHT DECORATIVE FOIL Paper, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Laminating Basics for High Pressure, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Laminating Basics for High Pressure, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Testing Methods, Standards, and Specifications for Decorative Laminates, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Testing Methods, Standards, and Specifications for Decorative Laminates, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Oriented Polypropylene Films for Decoative Lamination, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Oriented Polypropylene Films for Decoative Lamination, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum