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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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

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

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

Economic Advantages of In-line Printing, Coating and Laminating Using Low Voltage EB Equipment, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Economic Advantages of In-line Printing, Coating and Laminating Using Low Voltage EB Equipment, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Flame Plasma Surface Treating System Applied to a High Speed Coating Line, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Flame Plasma Surface Treating System Applied to a High Speed Coating Line, 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

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

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

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

Polymers Laminates Adhesives Coatings & Extrusions. All Of These Can Benefit In Some Way From Flame Treatment, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

Polymers Laminates Adhesives Coatings & Extrusions. All Of These Can Benefit In Some Way From Flame Treatment, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

European Regulations For Multilayer Food Contact Materials, 2005 European PLACE Conference

European Regulations For Multilayer Food Contact Materials, 2005 European PLACE Conference

The Challenge of Running Extrusion Coating Lines at High Speeds, 2005 European PLACE Conference

The Challenge of Running Extrusion Coating Lines at High Speeds, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Shape-Up Your Cast Film Extrusion Process with a Contour Die, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Shape-Up Your Cast Film Extrusion Process with a Contour Die, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Regulations for Polyolefinic Pharmaceutical Packaging and Medical Devices, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Regulations for Polyolefinic Pharmaceutical Packaging and Medical Devices, 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

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

Web Handling - Roller Parallelism as a Frequent Roost Cause, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Web Handling - Roller Parallelism as a Frequent Roost Cause, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Latest UV/EB Coating & Adhesive Technology for Food Packaging Applications, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

Latest UV/EB Coating & Adhesive Technology for Food Packaging Applications, 2005 EuroPLACE Conference

Next Generation Compostable Films: Compostable Films for Industrial, Commercial and Military Application, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Next Generation Compostable Films: Compostable Films for Industrial, Commercial and Military Application, 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