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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Improved Method for Color Measurement of Adhesives Systems, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Improved Method for Color Measurement of Adhesives Systems, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Adhesives for Temporary Bonding and Fabric Lamination, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Adhesives for Temporary Bonding and Fabric Lamination, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Antioxidants for Viscosity and Color Stabilization of Hot Melt Adhesives, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Antioxidants for Viscosity and Color Stabilization of Hot Melt Adhesives, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Modern Conception Tools: Their Application to Formulating Hot-Melt Adhesives, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Modern Conception Tools: Their Application to Formulating Hot-Melt Adhesives, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Application for Moisture-Curing Polyurethane Hot Melt Adhesives, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Application for Moisture-Curing Polyurethane Hot Melt Adhesives, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Odorless Water-Dispersible Sulfopolyester for Adhesive Formulations, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Odorless Water-Dispersible Sulfopolyester for Adhesive Formulations, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Rheological Behavior and Adhesion Properties of EVA Based Hot Melt Adhesives: Use of Computation Tools, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Rheological Behavior and Adhesion Properties of EVA Based Hot Melt Adhesives: Use of Computation Tools, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Improving Adhesion of High Vinyl (SVS) Polymers Using Modified Diblocks, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Improving Adhesion of High Vinyl (SVS) Polymers Using Modified Diblocks, 1997 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Establishing the Process Window for UV Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Establishing the Process Window for UV Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Amorphous Polyolefins as Ingredients in Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Amorphous Polyolefins as Ingredients in Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Relation of Pressure Sensitive Properties and UV-Crosslinking Technology, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Relation of Pressure Sensitive Properties and UV-Crosslinking Technology, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Low Melt, High Performance Textile Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Low Melt, High Performance Textile Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Styrenic Block Copolymer for Radiation Curing of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Styrenic Block Copolymer for Radiation Curing of Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Water-Dispersible Adhesive Raw Materials, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Water-Dispersible Adhesive Raw Materials, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Macromonomer Resins Provide Novel Method to Enhance Performance of HMPS Adhesives, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Macromonomer Resins Provide Novel Method to Enhance Performance of HMPS Adhesives, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Understanding the Sprayability of Hot-Melt Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Understanding the Sprayability of Hot-Melt Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Performance and Characterization of Hot Melt Applied Cold Seal Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Performance and Characterization of Hot Melt Applied Cold Seal Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Advanced Efficiency Options - Increasing Electricity Generating Potential from Pulp Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Advanced Efficiency Options - Increasing Electricity Generating Potential from Pulp Mills, 2004 International Chemical Recovery Conference

Measurement of Color in Resins and Adhesive Systems, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Measurement of Color in Resins and Adhesive Systems, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hydroxy Modified Diblock Additives to High Vinyl TPE for Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hydroxy Modified Diblock Additives to High Vinyl TPE for Adhesives, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings