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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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Can we predict pouch drop test performance and shelf appearance with computer modeling and experimental validation?, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

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Application of Advanced Rheology Techniques to Extrusion Optimization, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

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What’s New @ Dow, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

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ExxonMobil polymers in extrusion coating for enhanced sealing performanceand package integrity, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

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Performance polymers for value-added heat-sealable polypropylene films, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

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Advantages of Butt Splicing in Extrusion Coating, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

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Hot tack of aluminium foil laminates with ionomersealants, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

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Advantages of Butt Splicing in Extrusion Coating, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Environmental Impacts of Packaging and Packaged Food - Role

Environmental Impacts of Packaging and Packaged Food - Role of Packaging, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

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CERTIFIED RENEWABLE POLYOLEFINS A NOVEL APPROACH FOR ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY GOALS, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

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PRECISION IN FOCUS-Innovative Inspection and Measurement Solutions, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

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Activation Energy to Predict the Adhesion of LDPE to Aluminium Foil in Extrusion Lamination, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

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FlexPack®-The new generation, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference