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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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

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

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

Protecting the Brand While Gaining Operational Efficiencies with Item Level Identification, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Protecting the Brand While Gaining Operational Efficiencies with Item Level Identification, 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

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

Coating of polyester film with thin wax layers, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Coating of polyester film with thin wax layers, 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

Extrusion-Lamination of Flexible High Barrier Laminates, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Extrusion-Lamination of Flexible High Barrier Laminates, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Relationship Rheological Behavior and Molecular Architecture of LDPEâ??s Designed for Extrusion Coating, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Relationship Rheological Behavior and Molecular Architecture of LDPE’s Designed for Extrusion Coating, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Using Primers in Combination With Co-Extrusion Adhesive Tie-Layer Resins or Their Blends to Make Structures Wit hUnique Performance, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Using Primers in Combination With Co-Extrusion Adhesive Tie-Layer Resins or Their Blends to Make Structures Wit hUnique Performance, 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

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

The Effects of Flame Treatment on Clay Coated Paperboard in Extrusion Coating, 2005 European PLACE Conference

The Effects of Flame Treatment on Clay Coated Paperboard in Extrusion Coating, 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

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

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

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

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