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 [email protected]. 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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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

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

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

Novel Amorphous Polyalphaolefins (APAO) in Hot Melt Adhesive Formulations, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Novel Amorphous Polyalphaolefins (APAO) in Hot Melt Adhesive Formulations, 1991 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

Stabilization of Amorphous Poly-Alpha Olefin (APAO) Based Hot Melt Adhesives, 1995 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Stabilization of Amorphous Poly-Alpha Olefin (APAO) Based Hot Melt Adhesives, 1995 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

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

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

Waxes and the Environment, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Waxes and the Environment, 1994 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

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

Comparative Volatility and Thermal Stability of a Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Compounded with White Mineral Oil or Process Oil, 1995 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Comparative Volatility and Thermal Stability of a Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Compounded with White Mineral Oil or Process Oil, 1995 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

Pulpable Hot-Melt Adhesives for Beater Bag Applications, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Pulpable Hot-Melt Adhesives for Beater Bag Applications, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Formulating Hot Melt Adhesives with CHDM Dibenzoate, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Formulating Hot Melt Adhesives with CHDM Dibenzoate, 1991 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Consistent Viscosity in an EVA Based Hot Melt Adhesive, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

Consistent Viscosity in an EVA Based Hot Melt Adhesive, 1994 Hot Melt Symposium Proceedings

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

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