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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Fresh Cut Product Packaging: New Developments in PLA Films, 2006 PLACE Conference

Fresh Cut Product Packaging: New Developments in PLA Films, 2006 PLACE Conference

The Unique Performance of PVDV-A Proven Material Displays its Innovation Potential, 2006 PLACE Conference

The Unique Performance of PVDV-A Proven Material Displays its Innovation Potential, 2006 PLACE Conference

Absorption and Covalent Coupling of ATP Aptamers onto Cellulose, 2006 PLACE Conference

Absorption and Covalent Coupling of ATP Aptamers onto Cellulose, 2006 PLACE Conference

Toughening Clear Polypropylene with Styrenic Block Copolymers, 2006 PLACE Conference

Toughening Clear Polypropylene with Styrenic Block Copolymers, 2006 PLACE Conference

An Economic Value Model for Converters-Comparing the Total Cost of Metallized Film vs. Foil in Flexible Packages, 2006 PLACE Conference

An Economic Value Model for Converters-Comparing the Total Cost of Metallized Film vs. Foil in Flexible Packages, 2006 PLACE Conference

Electron Beam Gas and Aroma Barrier Technology, 2006 PLACE Conference

Electron Beam Gas and Aroma Barrier Technology, 2006 PLACE Conference

Polyethylene Gels: A Primer, 2006 PLACE Conference

Polyethylene Gels: A Primer, 2006 PLACE Conference

Economics vs. Equipment Type for Cast Stretch Production, 2006 PLACE Conference

Economics vs. Equipment Type for Cast Stretch Production, 2006 PLACE Conference

Stretch Film Production-Control of Extrusion and Casting Variables, 2006 PLACE Conference

Stretch Film Production-Control of Extrusion and Casting Variables, 2006 PLACE Conference

What is the Best Way to Process Clear Retort Pouches Through the Value Chain?, 2006 PLACE Conference

What is the Best Way to Process Clear Retort Pouches Through the Value Chain?, 2006 PLACE Conference

Application of Reticulated Metal foam to Gas Fired Infrared Burners, 2006 PLACE Conference

Application of Reticulated Metal foam to Gas Fired Infrared Burners, 2006 PLACE Conference

New Metering Pump Technology for Laminating Adhesives, 2006 PLACE Conference

New Metering Pump Technology for Laminating Adhesives, 2006 PLACE Conference

Nanotechnology Functionality in Flexible Packaging: New Methods of Manufacturing, 2006 PLACE Conference

Nanotechnology Functionality in Flexible Packaging: New Methods of Manufacturing, 2006 PLACE Conference

Competing in a Global Marketplace-Implementing an Asset Management Strategy to Drive Reliability, 2006 PLACE Conference

Competing in a Gloval Marketplace-Implementing an Asset Management Strategy to Drive Reliability, 2006 PLACE Conference

Flavor and Aroma Permeation Concepts and Applications, 2006 PLACE Conference

Flavor and Aroma Permeation Concepts and Applications, 2006 PLACE Conference

What is the Best Tension for my Product?, 2006 PLACE Conference

What is the Best Tension for my Product?, 2006 PLACE Conference

It Ran Fine the Last Time, What's Different, 2006 PLACE Conference

It Ran Fine the Last Time, What's Different, 2006 PLACE Conference

Trasinformative Thermographic Barcode Matrix That Archivally Monitors the Safety of Food, Drug, & Biological: A Fungible Line Item and Carton TTI Sentinel System, 2006 PLACE Conference

Trasinformative Thermographic Barcode Matrix That Archivally Monitors the Safety of Food, Drug, & Biological: A Fungible Line Item and Carton TTI Sentinel System, 2006 PLACE Conference

Innovative Water-Based Coatings for Flexible Packaging, 2006 PLACE Conference

Innovative Water-Based Coatings for Flexible Packaging, 2006 PLACE Conference

Troubleshooting Extursion Problems in Coextrusion Film Applications, 2006 PLACE Conference

Troubleshooting Extursion Problems in Coextrusion Film Applications, 2006 PLACE Conference