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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Disruptive Innovations with Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC) and Flexible Packaging Industry, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Disruptive Innovations with Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC) and Flexible Packaging Industry, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Managing Barrier Performance through the use of new enhanced PEs and Application Design, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Managing Barrier Performance through the use of new enhanced PEs and Application Design, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Brand Launch Strategies {Re}Introduce Yourself, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Brand Launch Strategies {Re}Introduce Yourself, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Barrier & Mechanical Property Improvements In Flexible Packaging Films Using Nanocellulose, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Barrier & Mechanical Property Improvements In Flexible Packaging Films Using Nanocellulose, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

HOW GOOD IS YOUR BARRIER PACKAGING IN THE REAL WORLD?, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

HOW GOOD IS YOUR BARRIER PACKAGING IN THE REAL WORLD?, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Applying DNA as the Ultimate Reality Check, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Applying DNA as the Ultimate Reality Check, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Advancements in Cast Barrier Films, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Advancements in Cast Barrier Films, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Antimicrobial Copper Nanoparticles in Cellulose-Based Materials for Potential Active Food Packaging Applications, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Antimicrobial Copper Nanoparticles in Cellulose-Based Materials for Potential Active Food Packaging Applications, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Packaging Film Fabrication Methods and Impact on Performance, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Packaging Film Fabrication Methods and Impact on Performance, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Safety Aspects of Nanoparticles And Food Packaging, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology (power point)

Safety Aspects of Nanoparticles And Food Packaging, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Cellulose Nanomaterials Barrier & Mechanical Properties for Flexible packaging Films Using Nanocellulose and Minerals, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

Cellulose Nanomaterials Barrier & Mechanical Properties for Flexible packaging Films Using Nanocellulose and Minerals, 2013 TAPPI PLACE Flexible Packaging Symposium: New Technology

No or low cost Extrusion Coating Improvements, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

No or low cost Extrusion Coating Improvements, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Novel Methods to Process High Barrier PVDC, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Novel Methods to Process High Barrier PVDC, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Recent Technologies in Blown Film Extrusion, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Recent Technologies in Blown Film Extrusion, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

STATUS & POTENTIAL FLEXIBLE PACKAGING IN INDIA, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

STATUS & POTENTIAL FLEXIBLE PACKAGING IN INDIA, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Can High Output and Low Energy Consumption be married?, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Can High Output and Low Energy Consumption be married?, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

State of the Art Coating Equipment for Flexible Packaging, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

State of the Art Coating Equipment for Flexible Packaging, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Polyurethane Laminating Adhesives and Food Safety: A Smart Alliance, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Polyurethane Laminating Adhesives and Food Safety: A Smart Alliance, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Understanding Market Attributes for a Competitive Advantage, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Understanding Market Attributes for a Competitive Advantage, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

State of the Flexible Packaging Industry a U.S. Perspective, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

State of the Flexible Packaging Industry a U.S. Perspective, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium