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 [email protected]. 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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An Overview of Recent Changes and Developments in the Food Contact Legislation in Europe, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

An Overview of Recent Changes and Developments in the Food Contact Legislation in Europe, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Michem® Flex P Water Based Extrusion Coating Primers: Primed Aluminum Foil to Extrusion Coated LDPE, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Michem® Flex P Water Based Extrusion Coating Primers: Primed Aluminum Foil to Extrusion Coated LDPE, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Impact of multilayer film composition on ultrasonic sealing, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Impact of multilayer film composition on ultrasonic sealing, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

What does â??hot tackâ? mean?, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

What does “hot tack” mean?, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Fundamental Mechanisms for Polyethylene Adhesion on Pigment Coated Paper and Board, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Fundamental Mechanisms for Polyethylene Adhesion on Pigment Coated Paper and Board, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating - Starting-Up a New Technology, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating - Starting-Up a New Technology, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Comparison of Coating Techniques Gravure Roll (Contact) vs. Curtain (Non-contact), 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Comparison of Coating Techniques Gravure Roll (Contact) vs. Curtain (Non-contact), 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Poster Session: Food Legislation Compliance Migration - Fast Testing and Simulation, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Poster Session: Food Legislation Compliance Migration - Fast Testing and Simulation, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Challenges in Winding Flexible Packaging Film, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Challenges in Winding Flexible Packaging Film, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Direct Bonding in Extrusion Lamination, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Direct Bonding in Extrusion Lamination, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Environmental Impacts of Packaging and Packaged Food - Role

Environmental Impacts of Packaging and Packaged Food - Role of Packaging, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Laminating Adhesives State-of-the-Art and Future Technologies, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Laminating Adhesives State-of-the-Art and Future Technologies, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Novel High Performance Collation Shrink Films for Bundling and Multipacks, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Novel High Performance Collation Shrink Films for Bundling and Multipacks, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Comparative Design and Performance of Primer Dryers for High-Speed Extrusion Coaters, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Comparative Design and Performance of Primer Dryers for High-Speed Extrusion Coaters, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Saturation Phenomena in Conjunction with Corona Treatment on Different Substrates, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Saturation Phenomena in Conjunction with Corona Treatment on Different Substrates, 2005 European PLACE Conference

High Nitrile Films (AMAB) for the Pharmaceutical Industry, 2005 European PLACE Conference

High Nitrile Films (AMAB) for the Pharmaceutical Industry, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Comparison of Corona and Flame Treatment of Polymer Film, Foil and Paperboard, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

Comparison of Corona and Flame Treatment of Polymer Film, Foil and Paperboard, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

The Role of X-ray Sensor Technology in the Application of Extrusion Coating & Lamination, 2005 European PLACE Conference

The Role of X-ray Sensor Technology in the Application of Extrusion Coating & Lamination, 2005 European PLACE Conference

How to Maximise the Adhesion Potential of LDPE and Acid Copolymers?, 2005 European PLACE Conference

How to Maximise the Adhesion Potential of LDPE and Acid Copolymers?, 2005 European PLACE Conference

EB Curable Flexographic Inks, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

EB Curable Flexographic Inks, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference