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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Fundamental Concepts and Recent Trends in Screw Design, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Fundamental Concepts and Recent Trends in Screw Design, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Polymer Processing Additives to Enlarge the Process Window for Polyolefins Extrusion, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Polymer Processing Additives to Enlarge the Process Window for Polyolefins Extrusion, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Atmospheric Plasma -- The New Functional Treatment for the Extrusion Coating and Laminating Process, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Atmospheric Plasma -- The New Functional Treatment for the Extrusion Coating and Laminating Process, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

New Acrylate Based Resins for Extrusion Coating, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

New Acrylate Based Resins for Extrusion Coating, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Extrusion Coating as an Effective Method of Coating and Laminating, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Extrusion Coating as an Effective Method of Coating and Laminating, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Influence of Extrusion Unit and Laminator on the Quality of the Extrusion Coating Process, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Influence of Extrusion Unit and Laminator on the Quality of the Extrusion Coating Process, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

New Infrared Sensor Technology and The Modern Approach, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

New Infrared Sensor Technology and The Modern Approach, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

New Reheological Method to Evaluate Thermo-Oxidative Degradation of a Coating Grade Polyethylene, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

New Reheological Method to Evaluate Thermo-Oxidative Degradation of a Coating Grade Polyethylene, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Chemical Priming - An Effective Way to Improve Product Properties, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Chemical Priming - An Effective Way to Improve Product Properties, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

New Surface - Polishing and Pinning Method for Film and Laminate, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

New Surface - Polishing and Pinning Method for Film and Laminate, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Cast Film Lines for Barrier Film, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Cast Film Lines for Barrier Film, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

New Solutions in Coextrusion, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

New Solutions in Coextrusion, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Surface Structural Characterization of Antiblock Films Containing Eurucamide, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Surface Structural Characterization of Antiblock Films Containing Eurucamide, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

New Possibilities on Greenhouses Films Using Coextruded Structures, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

New Possibilities on Greenhouses Films Using Coextruded Structures, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

New 14 Layer Feedblack for Enhanced Products and Structures, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

New 14 Layer Feedblack for Enhanced Products and Structures, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Extrusion Laminating With Aluminum Foil - Foiling Damages, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Extrusion Laminating With Aluminum Foil - Foiling Damages, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Polymer-Clay Nanocomposities: One Way to Improve the Barrier Properties of Degradable Polymers, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Polymer-Clay Nanocomposities: One Way to Improve the Barrier Properties of Degradable Polymers, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Enhanced Performance of Bimodal LLDPE in Frozen Food Packaging Application, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Enhanced Performance of Bimodal LLDPE in Frozen Food Packaging Application, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Fundamentals of Flame Plasma Surface Treating, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Fundamentals of Flame Plasma Surface Treating, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

New Cost Effective Polymer Structures Combining Good Sealant and/or Lamination Performance, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

New Cost Effective Polymer Structures Combining Good Sealant and/or Lamination Performance, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings