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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Small Company Approach to Successful ISO-9000 Registration,

Small Company Approach to Successful ISO-9000 Registration, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Achieving High Service Temperatures with Thermoplastic Elast

Achieving High Service Temperatures with Thermoplastic Elastomers, 1996 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Quest for ISO-9000 Registration, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Pro

Quest for ISO-9000 Registration, 1992 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
Disposable Diaper and Sanitary Napkin Market in Taiwan â?? And How a Global Adhesive Supplier is Participating in that Market, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Disposable Diaper and Sanitary Napkin Market in Taiwan – And How a Global Adhesive Supplier is Participating in that Market, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
Influence of Resin Structure on Nonwoven Adhesive Performance, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Influence of Resin Structure on Nonwoven Adhesive Performance, 1998 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
Overview of Hot Melt Adhesive Components, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Overview of Hot Melt Adhesive Components, 2001 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
Hot Melt Coating Systems for the Converting Industry, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hot Melt Coating Systems for the Converting Industry, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Influence of the Resin and Polymer Structures on the Performance and Handling of Polyurethane Reactive Hot Melt Adhesives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Influence of the Resin and Polymer Structures on the Performance and Handling of Polyurethane Reactive Hot Melt Adhesives, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
Interactive Electronic Catalogs â?? Using the Power of the Computer to Sell!, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Interactive Electronic Catalogs – Using the Power of the Computer to Sell!, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hot Melt Bookbinding Adhesives Containing Ethylene Methyl Acrylate Backbone Copolymers, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Hot Melt Bookbinding Adhesives Containing Ethylene Methyl Acrylate Backbone Copolymers, 1993 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
Evolution of a Barrier Primer, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Evolution of a Barrier Primer, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Conference papers
Mixing Masterbatch and Resins â?? Rheological Implications, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Mixing Masterbatch and Resins – Rheological Implications, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

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Optimization of Heated Follower Plate Design, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Optimization of Heated Follower Plate Design, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
Using Simulations to Determine Optimum Run Processing Conditions in Extrusion, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Using Simulations to Determine Optimum Run Processing Conditions in Extrusion, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Conference papers
Discoloration Resistant Polyolefin Films - Part 3: â??Phenolâ? vs. â??Phenol Freeâ? vs. â??Almost Phenol Freeâ? Stabilization Systems; without & with TiO2, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HO

Discoloration Resistant Polyolefin Films - Part 3: “Phenol” vs. “Phenol Free” vs. “Almost Phenol Free” Stabilization Systems; without & with TiO2, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

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New â??Super-Octeneâ? LLDPEs by Modification with Calcium Carbonate and Metallocene, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

New “Super-Octene” LLDPEs by Modification with Calcium Carbonate and Metallocene, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Conference papers
Binary Blends of EVA and Metallocene Catalyzed Ethylene-á-Olefin Copolymers and Their Film Properties, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Binary Blends of EVA and Metallocene Catalyzed Ethylene-á-Olefin Copolymers and Their Film Properties, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Conference papers
Experimental Investigations of LDPE Melt Flow in Coextrusion Geometries, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Experimental Investigations of LDPE Melt Flow in Coextrusion Geometries, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Automated Dispensing of High Viscosity Hot Melt Materials Using Heated Positive Displacement Dispense Valves, 1999 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Automated Dispensing of High Viscosity Hot Melt Materials Using Heated Positive Displacement Dispense Valves, 1999 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