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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Heat Transfer Rolls: Function, Application and Design, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Heat Transfer Rolls: Function, Application and Design, 2005 European PLACE Conference

A New Ziegler-Natta Octene LLDPE for High Performance Blown Film Applications: Benefits of Coextruded Vs Blended LDPE/LLDPE Films, 2005 European PLACE Conference

A New Ziegler-Natta Octene LLDPE for High Performance Blown Film Applications: Benefits of Coextruded Vs Blended LDPE/LLDPE Films, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Copper Shelled Cooling Rolls, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Copper Shelled Cooling Rolls, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Developments in Nip Rollers for Extrusion Coating, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Developments in Nip Rollers for Extrusion Coating, 2005 European PLACE Conference

What does aluminium foil have to do with hot tack in packaging?, 2005 European PLACE Conference

What does aluminium foil have to do with hot tack in packaging?, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Printing Adhesion Improvements Using Atmospheric Plasma Glow Discharge Technology, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

New Printing Adhesion Improvements Using Atmospheric Plasma Glow Discharge Technology, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

Flexible Packaging Fast Forward: Radiation Curable Laminating Adhesives, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

Flexible Packaging Fast Forward: Radiation Curable Laminating Adhesives, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

New Developments in Cast Film Coextrusion, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Developments in Cast Film Coextrusion, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Effects of EB radiation on OPP Films, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

Effects of EB radiation on OPP Films, 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

Barrier Cast Film: The Modern Packaging Material for Food, Cosmetics, Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Barrier Cast Film: The Modern Packaging Material for Food, Cosmetics, Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Quality Improvements in Paper Coating Process Through Application of Advanced Sensor and Process Automation Technologies, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Quality Improvements in Paper Coating Process Through Application of Advanced Sensor and Process Automation Technologies, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Control of Aerosol Contaminations (Keep your Production Plant and Environment Clean), 2005 European PLACE Conference

Control of Aerosol Contaminations (Keep your Production Plant and Environment Clean), 2005 European PLACE Conference

Inline Simulation and Knowledge Management in Film Extrusion and Coating Processes, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Inline Simulation and Knowledge Management in Film Extrusion and Coating Processes, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Web Inspection in Film Extrusion and Coating- a Benefit for the Producer, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Web Inspection in Film Extrusion and Coating- a Benefit for the Producer, 2005 European PLACE Conference

The Influence of Small Amounts of LDPE on Surface Roughness and Resulting Haze of LLDPE Blown Films, 2005 European PLACE Conference

The Influence of Small Amounts of LDPE on Surface Roughness and Resulting Haze of LLDPE Blown Films, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Maximizing the Potential of Internally Deckled Extrusion Coating Dies, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Maximizing the Potential of Internally Deckled Extrusion Coating Dies, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Saran PVDC Barrier Concepts for Demanding Coextrusion and Lamination Applications, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Saran PVDC Barrier Concepts for Demanding Coextrusion and Lamination Applications, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Extrusion Coating Primers for Achieving EVA Adhesion to Film and Aluminum Foil Substrates, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Extrusion Coating Primers for Achieving EVA Adhesion to Film and Aluminum Foil Substrates, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Terpolymer for Al-Based Peel Lids by Extrusion Coating of a Mono-Layer, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Terpolymer for Al-Based Peel Lids by Extrusion Coating of a Mono-Layer, 2005 European PLACE Conference