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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Economic Benefits of Utilizing MDO Films in Flexible Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Economic Benefits of Utilizing MDO Films in Flexible Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Active Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Active Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Nano-Composite Polymer Optical Coatings, 2007 PLACE Conference

Nano-Composite Polymer Optical Coatings, 2007 PLACE Conference

Stretch Film Winding - Environmental and Economic Factors, 2010 PLACE Conference

Stretch Film Winding - Environmental and Economic Factors, 2010 PLACE Conference

The Importance of Thermal Transfer and Heat Retention in Designing Thermoformable Coextruded Film Structures, 2010 PLACE Conference

The Importance of Thermal Transfer and Heat Retention in Designing Thermoformable Coextruded Film Structures, 2010 PLACE Conference

ASTM Consensus Standards: The Latest in Packaging Testing, 2010 PLACE Conference

ASTM Consensus Standards: The Latest in Packaging Testing, 2010 PLACE Conference

UV/EB Equipment for Printing & Packaging Applications, 2010 PLACE Conference

UV/EB Equipment for Printing & Packaging Applications, 2010 PLACE Conference

American Packaging Corporation Capabilities Overview, 2008 PLACE Conference

American Packaging Corporation Capabilities Overview, 2008 PLACE Conference

Heat Sealing, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Heat Sealing, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Roundtable Discussion: Stump the Experts, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance(1)

Roundtable Discussion: Stump the Experts, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

A Technology Decision â?¢ Adhesive Lamination or Extrusion Coating/Lamination?, 2010 PLACE Conference

A Technology Decision • Adhesive Lamination or Extrusion Coating/Lamination?, 2010 PLACE Conference

Hot Tack of Extrusion Coatings on Aluminium Foil and Paper â?¢ Does the Process Always Lead to the Same Result?, 2010 PLACE Conference

Hot Tack of Extrusion Coatings on Aluminium Foil and Paper • Does the Process Always Lead to the Same Result?, 2010 PLACE Conference

Conference papers
Adhesives for sanitary napkins, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

Adhesives for sanitary napkins, TAPPI JOURNAL, August 1990, Vol. 73(8)

TAPPI News
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Effect of Machine Direction Orientation (MDO) on the Moisture and Oxygen Barrier Properties of HMW-PE Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

Effect of Machine Direction Orientation (MDO) on the Moisture and Oxygen Barrier Properties of HMW-PE Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

Novel High Performance Collation Shrink Film, 2005 PLACE Conference

Novel High Performance Collation Shrink Film, 2005 PLACE Conference

More Than Defect Detection-The Real Value of Web Inspection, 2005 PLACE Conference

More Than Defect Detection-The Real Value of Web Inspection, 2005 PLACE Conference

New Die Designs and Advancements in Automatic Die Controls for IMproved Efficiencies in Film Production, 2005 PLACE Conference

New Die Designs and Advancements in Automatic Die Controls for IMproved Efficiencies in Film Production, 2005 PLACE Conference

Use Process Control Valves as Rheometers to Predict and Control Polyethylene Molecular Weight and Molecular Weight Distribution, 2005 PLACE Conference

Use Process Control Valves as Rheometers to Predict and Control Polyethylene Molecular Weight and Molecular Weight Distribution, 2005 PLACE Conference