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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Method to Measure Ink Jet Wicking Properties Using a Document Scanner and PC, 1996 New Printing Technologies Symposium Proceedings

Method to Measure Ink Jet Wicking Properties Using a Document Scanner and PC, 1996 New Printing Technologies Symposium Proceedings

Piezo Driven Drop on Demand Inkjet Technologies, Inks and Papers, 1996 New Printing Technologies Symposium Proceedings

Piezo Driven Drop on Demand Inkjet Technologies, Inks and Papers, 1996 New Printing Technologies Symposium Proceedings

Experimental Results of an Elongational Mixing Element in a Single Screw Extruder, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Experimental Results of an Elongational Mixing Element in a Single Screw Extruder, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Curl in Multilayer PA/PE Film, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Curl in Multilayer PA/PE Film, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Equipment in the Converting Industry, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Equipment in the Converting Industry, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

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13th European PLACE Conference Proceedings

13th European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Choosing an Integrated Control System for Film Extrusion, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Choosing an Integrated Control System for Film Extrusion, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites: One Way to Improve the 11 Barrier Properties of Polymers Used in Packaging, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites: One Way to Improve the 11 Barrier Properties of Polymers Used in Packaging, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Metallocene LLDPE Films for Heavy-Duty Sack Analysis, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Metallocene LLDPE Films for Heavy-Duty Sack Analysis, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Performance Characteristics and New Development of Low Cost, Low Voltage EB Equipment, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Performance Characteristics and New Development of Low Cost, Low Voltage EB Equipment, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Viscous and Elastic Effects in Polymer Coextrusion, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Viscous and Elastic Effects in Polymer Coextrusion, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Coating of Complex Polymer Films on Packaging Steel, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Coating of Complex Polymer Films on Packaging Steel, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Determination of Causes of Coefficient of Friction Increases in PE/PET Laminates Using Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Determination of Causes of Coefficient of Friction Increases in PE/PET Laminates Using Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Rationale, Drivers, and Design for Biodegradable and Biobased Plastics, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Rationale, Drivers, and Design for Biodegradable and Biobased Plastics, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Gel Defects in LDPE Film- Resolving Polymer and Process Effects, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Gel Defects in LDPE Film- Resolving Polymer and Process Effects, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Effects of Polymer Structure on Gas Barrier of EVOH (Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol) and Considerations for Package Development, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Effects of Polymer Structure on Gas Barrier of EVOH (Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol) and Considerations for Package Development, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Predicting the Performance of Ionomer Films in Heat Seal Processes, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Predicting the Performance of Ionomer Films in Heat Seal Processes, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Film Winders, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Film Winders, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Effect of Slip and Wax on Oxygen Transmission Rates Through Styrene Butadiene Copolymer Films, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Effect of Slip and Wax on Oxygen Transmission Rates Through Styrene Butadiene Copolymer Films, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Black Clawson Extrusion Coating/Laminating Laboratory Let Us Take You New Places, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Black Clawson Extrusion Coating/Laminating Laboratory Let Us Take You New Places, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings