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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Printing Inks for Digital Décor Printing, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Printing Inks for Digital Décor Printing, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Structured Troubleshooting â?¢ A Roadmap for Analysis of Laminate Performance, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Structured Troubleshooting • A Roadmap for Analysis of Laminate Performance, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Decorative Overlay Standards â?¢ An Overview, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Decorative Overlay Standards • An Overview, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Roseburg Story â?¢ Green Products, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Roseburg Story • Green Products, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

ATR Spectroscopy â?? A Tool to Characterize Surfaces, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

ATR Spectroscopy – A Tool to Characterize Surfaces, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Phenolic Resins, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Phenolic Resins, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

The Panel Surfacing Business â?? A Global Perspective, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

The Panel Surfacing Business – A Global Perspective, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Makroplan Method â?? A Powerful Tool for Surface Evaluation, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Makroplan Method – A Powerful Tool for Surface Evaluation, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

High Pressure Decorative Laminates, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

High Pressure Decorative Laminates, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Performance Testing of High Pressure Decorative Paper Laminates - Nema Ld 3 (2000), 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Performance Testing of High Pressure Decorative Paper Laminates - Nema Ld 3 (2000), 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Bioxide® Improves Air Quality, Controls Odors & Corrosive Gas Generation in Dewatered Sludge, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Bioxide® Improves Air Quality, Controls Odors & Corrosive Gas Generation in Dewatered Sludge, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

An Overview of Laminate Flooring, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

An Overview of Laminate Flooring, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

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

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

Paper Impregnating Resins, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Lminates Symposium

Paper Impregnating Resins, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Lminates Symposium

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

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

South America Outlook, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

South America Outlook, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

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

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

The Rotogravure Printing Process, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

The Rotogravure Printing Process, 2006 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

Manufacturing Laminating Paper, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Manufacturing Laminating Paper, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium