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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Optimization by Integrating Engineering and Business Models, 2005 PLACE Conference

Optimization by Integrating Engineering and Business Models, 2005 PLACE Conference

Advances in Ultra High Barrier (UHB) and Enhanced Sealant (ES) Technology For Bi-Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Film, 2005 PLACE Conference

Advances in Ultra High Barrier (UHB) and Enhanced Sealant (ES) Technology For Bi-Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) Film, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Use of Calcium Carbonate in Polyolefins Offers Significant Improvement in Productivity, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Use of Calcium Carbonate in Polyolefins Offers Significant Improvement in Productivity, 2005 PLACE Conference

Benefits of New Technology Ionizers for Web Handling, 2005 PLACE Conference

Benefits of New Technology Ionizers for Web Handling, 2005 PLACE Conference

Barrier Testing and Comparison in Pouch Package Structures, 2005 PLACE Conference

Barrier Testing and Comparison in Pouch Package Structures, 2005 PLACE Conference

Flame Plasma Surface Treating System Applied to a High Speed Coating Line, 2005 PLACE Conference

Flame Plasma Surface Treating System Applied to a High Speed Coating Line, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Effect of Resin Type and Coextrusion Film Structure on Gloss Measured at Multiple Geometries and the Correlation to Human Perception, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Effect of Resin Type and Coextrusion Film Structure on Gloss Measured at Multiple Geometries and the Correlation to Human Perception, 2005 PLACE Conference

A New Family of sHDPE Polymers for Enhanced Moisture Barrier Performance, 2005 PLACE Conference

A New Family of sHDPE Polymers for Enhanced Moisture Barrier Performance, 2005 PLACE Conference

Detecting and Managing Print Defects, A Comparison of Quality Control Strategies, 2005 PLACE Conference

Detecting and Managing Print Defects, A Comparison of Quality Control Strategies, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Influence of Process Aids on Zig-Zag Type of Interfacial Instabilities in Film Blowing Multi-Layer Flows, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Influence of Process Aids on Zig-Zag Type of Interfacial Instabilities in Film Blowing Multi-Layer Flows, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Right Tools for the Right Job, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Right Tools for the Right Job, 2005 PLACE Conference

Retort Flexible Pouches: Selecting a Co-Packer, 2005 PLACE Conference

Retort Flexible Pouches: Selecting a Co-Packer, 2005 PLACE Conference

Viscoelastic Coextrusion Flow Modeling by Advanced Constitutive Equations: The Influence of the Die Design on Interfacials Instabilities, 2005 PLACE Conference

Viscoelastic Coextrusion Flow Modeling by Advanced Constitutive Equations: The Influence of the Die Design on Interfacials Instabilities, 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

New Printing Adhesion Improvements Using Atmospheric Plasma Glow Discharge, 2005 PLACE Conference

New Printing Adhesion Improvements Using Atmospheric Plasma Glow Discharge, 2005 PLACE Conference

Thermal Analysis of Primers and Coatings as a Prediction Model, 2005 PLACE Conference

Thermal Analysis of Primers and Coatings as a Prediction Model, 2005 PLACE Conference

PVDC Barrier Concepts for Demanding Coextrusion and Lamination Applications, 2005 PLACE Conference

PVDC Barrier Concepts for Demanding Coextrusion and Lamination Applications, 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

High Barrier Advancements in Metallized Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

High Barrier Advancements in Metallized Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

Improving Production Efficiency of Flexible Film Printing Lines by the Print Control and Changeover Benefits of Gearless C.I. Presses, 2005 PLACE Conference

Improving Production Efficiency of Flexible Film Printing Lines by the Print Control and Changeover Benefits of Gearless C.I. Presses, 2005 PLACE Conference

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