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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Basic Polymer Rheology, as related to Extrusion Coating Machinery, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Basic Polymer Rheology, as related to Extrusion Coating Machinery, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Impact of the EU REACH Regulation on the Packaging Supply, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Impact of the EU REACH Regulation on the Packaging Supply, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Aqueous Dispersions of Polyolefins, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Aqueous Dispersions of Polyolefins, 2007 European PLACE Conference

The Use of Metallocene Polyethylene in Co-Extruded Lamination Film, 2007 European PLACE Conference

The Use of Metallocene Polyethylene in Co-Extruded Lamination Film, 2007 European PLACE Conference

The Effects of Corona and Flame Treatment: Part 1. PE-LD Coated Packaging Board, 2007 European PLACE Conference

The Effects of Corona and Flame Treatment: Part 1. PE-LD Coated Packaging Board, 2007 European PLACE Conference

ANALYSIS OF THE FREE SURFACE INSTABILITIES IN EXTRUSION AND COEXTRUSION FLOWS FOR METALLOCENE BASED POLYOLEFINS, 2007 European PLACE Conference

ANALYSIS OF THE FREE SURFACE INSTABILITIES IN EXTRUSION AND COEXTRUSION FLOWS FOR METALLOCENE BASED POLYOLEFINS, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Elongational viscosity in quality control, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Elongational viscosity in quality control, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Tubular LDPE has the Extrusion Coating Future, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Tubular LDPE has the Extrusion Coating Future, 2007 European PLACE Conference

A Model to Predict the Ability of a Flexible Package to Contain Materials, 2007 European PLACE Conference

A Model to Predict the Ability of a Flexible Package to Contain Materials, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Low or No Cost Extrusion Coating Improvements, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Low or No Cost Extrusion Coating Improvements, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Printed Intelligence in Packaging, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Printed Intelligence in Packaging, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Industrial Inline Control for Advanced Vacuum Roll to Roll Systems, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Industrial Inline Control for Advanced Vacuum Roll to Roll Systems, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Real-time and in-line Optical monitoring of Functional Nano-Layer Deposition on Flexible Polymeric Substrates, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Real-time and in-line Optical monitoring of Functional Nano-Layer Deposition on Flexible Polymeric Substrates, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Additives for polyolefines: chemistry involved and innovative effects, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Additives for polyolefines: chemistry involved and innovative effects, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Advances in Airtight Paperboard Packaging, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Advances in Airtight Paperboard Packaging, 2007 European PLACE Conference

COMPARISON OF CAST FILM AND BLOWN FILM 9 - LAYER BARRIER FILM, 2007 European PLACE Conference

COMPARISON OF CAST FILM AND BLOWN FILM 9 - LAYER BARRIER FILM, 2007 European PLACE Conference

PET extrusion coating - taking extrusion coating to a new level, 2007 European PLACE Conference

PET extrusion coating - taking extrusion coating to a new level, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Online Quality Control of Polymers and Extruded Films, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Online Quality Control of Polymers and Extruded Films, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Prediction of WVTR with General Regression Models, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Prediction of WVTR with General Regression Models, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Developments in on-line gauging of Complex Extrusion Coating- An update, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Developments in on-line gauging of Complex Extrusion Coating- An update, 2007 European PLACE Conference