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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Additives Approach for Control of Polymer Degradation, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Additives Approach for Control of Polymer Degradation, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Elastomer-Based Radiation Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Elastomer-Based Radiation Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Overview of Ultraviolet Light Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, PSAs, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Overview of Ultraviolet Light Curable Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, PSAs, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

UV Protection of Hot Melt Adhesives Used in Packaging Applications, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

UV Protection of Hot Melt Adhesives Used in Packaging Applications, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Barrier Coatings for Paper: Uses, Compositions and Hot Melts, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Barrier Coatings for Paper: Uses, Compositions and Hot Melts, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Die Development for Fiberization of High Performance Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Die Development for Fiberization of High Performance Adhesives, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Challenges and Opportunities Hot Melt Adhesives in Two Southeast Asia Countries Thailand and Vietnam, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Challenges and Opportunities Hot Melt Adhesives in Two Southeast Asia Countries Thailand and Vietnam, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Impact of Hot Melt Adhesives on the Paper Recycling Process, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Impact of Hot Melt Adhesives on the Paper Recycling Process, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Stickies and Recycled Paperboard, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Stickies and Recycled Paperboard, 1991 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

Breakthrough in Hydrogenated Styrenic Block Polymers for Adhesives, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Breakthrough in Hydrogenated Styrenic Block Polymers for Adhesives, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Removal of Hot-Melt Adhesives with Through-Flow Cleaners, 1995 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Removal of Hot-Melt Adhesives with Through-Flow Cleaners, 1995 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

Extending Elastomers with Amorphous Polyolefins in Hot-Melt Sealants, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Extending Elastomers with Amorphous Polyolefins in Hot-Melt Sealants, 2001 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

Open FieldBus Communication Systems - now incorporated into hot melt adhesive applicators, allows cost-efficient monitoring and control, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Open FieldBus Communication Systems - now incorporated into hot melt adhesive applicators, allows cost-efficient monitoring and control, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Performance and Adhesive Optimization of a New Precision Roll Coater for HM PSA, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Performance and Adhesive Optimization of a New Precision Roll Coater for HM PSA, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

High Initial Strength with Long Open Time Reactive Hot Melt Adhesive, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

High Initial Strength with Long Open Time Reactive Hot Melt Adhesive, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Isoprene TPE, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

New Isoprene TPE, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Smart Tackifier Selection Key Considerations Beyond Performance, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Smart Tackifier Selection Key Considerations Beyond Performance, 2000 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings