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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Environmentally Benign Packaging with Innovative Adhesives, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Environmentally Benign Packaging with Innovative Adhesives, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Dual-Deckle System for Troublefree Web Width Variation, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Dual-Deckle System for Troublefree Web Width Variation, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Statistical Models to Describe the Correlations Between the Molecular Mass Distribution and the Extrusion Coating Processability of Autoclave LDPE, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Statistical Models to Describe the Correlations Between the Molecular Mass Distribution and the Extrusion Coating Processability of Autoclave LDPE, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Internally Deckled Coating Dies - Benefits and Applications, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Internally Deckled Coating Dies - Benefits and Applications, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Shear Modification of Long Chain Branched Polymers: A Theoretical Approach Using the Pom-Pom Model, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Shear Modification of Long Chain Branched Polymers: A Theoretical Approach Using the Pom-Pom Model, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Direct Extrusion -- A New Challenge for Economical Extrusion Coating, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Direct Extrusion -- A New Challenge for Economical Extrusion Coating, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Investigation of the Coextrusion Flow Stability in Flat Dies for Different Batches of the Same Polymer, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Investigation of the Coextrusion Flow Stability in Flat Dies for Different Batches of the Same Polymer, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Degradation of LDPE, LLDPE and HDPE in Film Extrusion, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Degradation of LDPE, LLDPE and HDPE in Film Extrusion, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

A Non-Isothermal 3D Fem Study of Spiral Mandrel Dies with Non-Symmetrical Input, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

A Non-Isothermal 3D Fem Study of Spiral Mandrel Dies with Non-Symmetrical Input, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Simultaneous Bi-Axial Orientation of Films by the Double Bubble Process: Some Recent Development and New Products, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Simultaneous Bi-Axial Orientation of Films by the Double Bubble Process: Some Recent Development and New Products, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Producing Co-Extruded High Barrier Heat Shrinkable Packaging Films, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Producing Co-Extruded High Barrier Heat Shrinkable Packaging Films, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Designing Screws and Dies for Extrusion Coating With Straightforward Solution Procedures, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Designing Screws and Dies for Extrusion Coating With Straightforward Solution Procedures, 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

Polyester Co-Extrusion on Steel; Adhesion and Sterilisation Behaviour, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Polyester Co-Extrusion on Steel; Adhesion and Sterilisation Behaviour, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Aspects of Cooling Roll Technology for Extrusion Coating & Lamination, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Aspects of Cooling Roll Technology for Extrusion Coating & Lamination, 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

How to Influence Gloss and Friction of Coatings or Cast Films by the Chill Roll Surface Design, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

How to Influence Gloss and Friction of Coatings or Cast Films by the Chill Roll Surface Design, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

3D FEM Analysis of Fluted Mixers, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

3D FEM Analysis of Fluted Mixers, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Breathable Film Composites: New Technologies for Economical Extrusion, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Breathable Film Composites: New Technologies for Economical Extrusion, 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