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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Active Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Active Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Challenges in Winding Flexible Packaging Film, 2007 PLACE Conference

Challenges in Winding Flexible Packaging Film, 2007 PLACE Conference

A Model to Predict the Ability of a Flexible Package to Contain Materials, 2007 PLACE Conference

A Model to Predict the Ability of a Flexible Package to Contain Materials, 2007 PLACE Conference

Gel Troubleshooting, 2007 PLACE Conference

Gel Troubleshooting, 2007 PLACE Conference

Additives PrimerBlown Films, Cast Films & Extrusion Coating, 2007 PLACE Conference

Additives PrimerBlown Films, Cast Films & Extrusion Coating, 2007 PLACE Conference

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Issues, 2007 PLACE Conference

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Issues, 2007 PLACE Conference

The effect of barrier materials on salmon quality and retort pouch properties stored under elevated conditions, 2007 PLACE Conference

The effect of barrier materials on salmon quality and retort pouch properties stored under elevated conditions, 2007 PLACE Conference

FLOW SURGING IN SINGLE-SCREW, PLASTICATING EXTRUDERS, 2007 PLACE Conference

FLOW SURGING IN SINGLE-SCREW, PLASTICATING EXTRUDERS, 2007 PLACE Conference

Biodegradable Flexible Packaging-What it is and how it can be used, 2007 PLACE Conference

Biodegradable Flexible Packaging-What it is and how it can be used, 2007 PLACE Conference

NEW THIN FILM SINGLE SCREW VENTING MECHANISM TESTED ON 30% WOOD FLOUR/PELLETS, 35% CALCIUM CARBONATE/PP PELLETS AND UNDRIED PMMA, 2007 PLACE Conference

NEW THIN FILM SINGLE SCREW VENTING MECHANISM TESTED ON 30% WOOD FLOUR/PELLETS, 35% CALCIUM CARBONATE/PP PELLETS AND UNDRIED PMMA, 2007 PLACE Conference

Permeation and Measurement Techniques, 2007 PLACE Conference

Permeation and Measurement Techniques, 2007 PLACE Conference

USE OF DIMENSIONLESS NUMBERS IN ANALYZING MELT FLOW AND MELT COOLING PROCESSES, 2007 PLACE Conference

USE OF DIMENSIONLESS NUMBERS IN ANALYZING MELT FLOW AND MELT COOLING PROCESSES, 2007 PLACE Conference

Clear Barrier At Atmospheric Pressure-The Second Phase, 2007 PLACE Conference

Clear Barrier At Atmospheric Pressure-The Second Phase, 2007 PLACE Conference

Some of the Important Design Requirements of a Machine Direction Orientor (MDO) Machine, 2007 PLACE Conference

Some of the Important Design Requirements of a Machine Direction Orientor (MDO) Machine, 2007 PLACE Conference

Determining the Processability of Multilayer Coextruded Structures , 2007 PLACE Conference

Determining the Processability of Multilayer Coextruded Structures , 2007 PLACE Conference

Product Safety and Security, 2007 PLACE Conference

Product Safety and Security, 2007 PLACE Conference

Medium Performance Acrylic Waterborne Laminating Adhesives, 2007 PLACE Conference

Medium Performance Acrylic Waterborne Laminating Adhesives, 2007 PLACE Conference

Oxygen Permeability Enhancements in Octene LLDPE Film Affected by LDPE Blending and Crystalline Orientation Changes, 2007 PLACE Conference

Oxygen Permeability Enhancements in Octene LLDPE Film Affected by LDPE Blending and Crystalline Orientation Changes, 2007 PLACE Conference

Case Studies for Improved Sustainability in Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Case Studies for Improved Sustainability in Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Polypropylene - Building Blocks for Blown Film Applications, 2007 PLACE Conference

Polypropylene - Building Blocks for Blown Film Applications, 2007 PLACE Conference