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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Conference papers
The Unique Performance of PVDC Coatings-A Proven Material Displays Its Innovation Potential, 2005 European PLACE Conference

The Unique Performance of PVDC Coatings-A Proven Material Displays Its Innovation Potential, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Conference papers
New Developments of Plexar® Tie-Layer Adhesives in Flexible and Rigid Applications, 2005 European PLACE Conference

New Developments of Plexar® Tie-Layer Adhesives in Flexible and Rigid Applications, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Conference papers
PO Innovations in Extrusion Coating â??High Value Solutions in a Critical Processing Technology, 2005 European PLACE Conference

PO Innovations in Extrusion Coating –High Value Solutions in a Critical Processing Technology, 2005 European PLACE Conference

The New Challenge for the Packaging Industry â?¢ Laminates in South East Asia and China, 2007 European PLACE Conference

The New Challenge for the Packaging Industry • Laminates in South East Asia and China, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Application Engineering â?¢ Ahead of Time?!, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Application Engineering • Ahead of Time?!, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

New Developments in Plexar® Tie-Layer Adhesives, 2007 European PLACE Conference

New Developments in Plexar® Tie-Layer Adhesives, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Online Pellet Analysis â?¢ Impact for Polymer Production and Extrusion, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Online Pellet Analysis • Impact for Polymer Production and Extrusion, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Active Packaging: Applications, Benefits and Constraints, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference 09EUROPLC17

Active Packaging • Application, Benefits and Constraints, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Industrial Packaging Solutions â?¢ Breathable Coatings, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Industrial Packaging Solutions • Breathable Coatings, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Over-Treatment of PET: Fact or Fiction Part IV â?¢ Flame Treatment, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Over-Treatment of PET: Fact or Fiction Part IV • Flame Treatment, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Poster Session: THE INFLUENCE OF EFFECT PIGMENTS ON PRINT GLOSS, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conf(1)

Poster Session: THE INFLUENCE OF EFFECT PIGMENTS ON PRINT GLOSS, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Poster Session: Whey Coated Plastic Films to Replace Expensive Polymers and Increase Recyclability, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Poster Session: Whey Coated Plastic Films to Replace Expensive Polymers and Increase Recyclability, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Conference papers
Measurement of Interfacial Instabilities During Coextrusion of LDPEs in Flat-Dies, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Measurement of Interfacial Instabilities During Coextrusion of LDPEs in Flat-Dies, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Journal articles
Relationship of Rheological Behavior and Molecular Architecture of LDPE Designed for Extrusion Coating

Relationship of Rheological Behavior and Molecular Architecture of LDPE Designed for Extrusion Coating

Conference papers
G prime â?? a Rheological Indicator to Predict the Extrusion Coating Performance of LDPE, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

G prime – a Rheological Indicator to Predict the Extrusion Coating Performance of LDPE, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Hot Tack of Extrusion Coatings on Aluminium Foil and Paper â?¢ Does the Process Always Lead to the Same Result?, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Hot Tack of Extrusion Coatings on Aluminium Foil and Paper • Does the Process Always Lead to the Same Result?, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Conference papers
EVALâ?¢ EVOH Barrier Resins: Novel Products and Applications for Flexible Packaging, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

EVAL™ EVOH Barrier Resins: Novel Products and Applications for Flexible Packaging, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Aqueous Polyolefin Dispersion â?¢ for Low Energy Polyolefin Melt Application, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Aqueous Polyolefin Dispersion • for Low Energy Polyolefin Melt Application, 2009 TAPPI 12th European PLACE Conference

Standard Practice for Defect Detection and Rating of Plasti

Standard Practice for Defect Detection and Rating of Plastic Films Using Optical Sensors, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

New Process for Coatings with Slot Dies,13th TAPPI EUROPLACE

New Process for Coatings with Slot Dies, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference