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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Water based Primer for Polypropylene Lamination or Extrusion Coating, 2014 PLACE Conference

Water based Primer for Polypropylene Lamination or Extrusion Coating, 2014 PLACE Conference

COPPER ROLLS IN COATING AND CASTING LINES - THERMODYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION, 2014 PLACE Conference

COPPER ROLLS IN COATING AND CASTING LINES - THERMODYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving Oxidation of the Extrusion Melt at Higher Line Speeds and Lower Melt Temperatures, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving Oxidation of the Extrusion Melt at Higher Line Speeds and Lower Melt Temperatures, 2014 PLACE Conference

New Ultra Low Migration Solventfree Laminating Adhesive for Food Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

New Ultra Low Migration Solventfree Laminating Adhesive for Food Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

Can Tungsten Carbide Cut it?â?? - Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling for the Paper Converting Industryâ?, 2014 PLACE Conference

Can Tungsten Carbide Cut it?“ - Cemented Tungsten Carbide Tooling for the Paper Converting Industry”, 2014 PLACE Conference

Sustainability and Safety Aspects of Nanocellulose, 2014 PLACE Conference

Sustainability and Safety Aspects of Nanocellulose, 2014 PLACE Conference

Cost Effective Co-extruded Film Structures with Improved Tear and Optical Properties Using sLLDPE Resins, 2014 PLACE Conference

Cost Effective Co-extruded Film Structures with Improved Tear and Optical Properties Using sLLDPE Resins, 2014 PLACE Conference

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DURABILITY STUDIES, 2014 PLACE Conference

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DURABILITY STUDIES, 2014 PLACE Conference

ADVANCED EXTRUSION COATING DIE SYSTEMS WITH RESIN SPECIFIC DECKLE COMPONENTS, 2014 PLACE Conference

ADVANCED EXTRUSION COATING DIE SYSTEMS WITH RESIN SPECIFIC DECKLE COMPONENTS, 2014 PLACE Conference

New Technology Showcase TAPPI 2014, 2014 PLACE Conference

New Technology Showcase TAPPI 2014, 2014 PLACE Conference

Expanding Sealant Evaluation Tool-Box for Flexible Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

Expanding Sealant Evaluation Tool-Box for Flexible Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

Understanding Sustainable Packaging - SolutionisnTM in Context, 2014 PLACE Conference

Understanding Sustainable Packaging - SolutionisnTM in Context, 2014 PLACE Conference

The Future of Global Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

The Future of Global Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

HDPE Barrier Lamination Offers Potential for Metalized Film Replacement, 2014 PLACE Conference

HDPE Barrier Lamination Offers Potential for Metalized Film Replacement, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving Polyethylene Film Product Performance with Additive Technology, 2014 PLACE Conference

Improving Polyethylene Film Product Performance with Additive Technology, 2014 PLACE Conference

Broad Scope of Film Structures Capable on an Annular Microlayer/Nanolayer Die, 2014 PLACE Conference

Broad Scope of Film Structures Capable on an Annular Microlayer/Nanolayer Die, 2014 PLACE Conference

UF - Packaging EngineeringProgram Update, 2014 PLACE Conference

UF - Packaging EngineeringProgram Update, 2014 PLACE Conference

Blame the Corona Treater - The Truth About Watt Density, Dyne Levels & Adhesion, 2014 PLACE Conference

Blame the Corona Treater - The Truth About Watt Density, Dyne Levels & Adhesion, 2014 PLACE Conference

Advances in Aqueous Heat Seal Coatings for Flexible Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

Advances in Aqueous Heat Seal Coatings for Flexible Packaging, 2014 PLACE Conference

Adoption of Induction Heated Rolls to Reduce Energy Consumption and Improve Quality, 2014 PLACE Conference

Adoption of Induction Heated Rolls to Reduce Energy Consumption and Improve Quality, 2014 PLACE Conference