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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Nanocomposites for Military Food Packaging Applications, 2009 Symposium on Nanomaterials for Flexible Packaging

Nanocomposites for Military Food Packaging Applications, 2009 Symposium on Nanomaterials for Flexible Packaging

Intro to Product Structure for Flexible Packaging, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Intro to Product Structure for Flexible Packaging, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Sustainable Material Technology Bio-Polymer Technology, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Sustainable Material Technology Bio-Polymer Technology, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Nanocomposite Materials for Packaging Film Applications, 2009 Symposium on Nanomaterials for Flexible Packaging

Nanocomposite Materials for Packaging Film Applications, 2009 Symposium on Nanomaterials for Flexible Packaging

Flexible Packaging Barrier Challenges, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Flexible Packaging Barrier Challenges, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Heat Sealing, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Heat Sealing, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Why Choose Blown, Cast or Lamination Processes to achieve Barrier Properties?, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Why Choose Blown, Cast or Lamination Processes to achieve Barrier Properties?, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Blown Film Processes and Troubleshooting, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Blown Film Processes and Troubleshooting, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Flexible Packaging Printing Processes Overview, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Flexible Packaging Printing Processes Overview, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Barrier in Flexible Packaging: What, Why, & Where?, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Barrier in Flexible Packaging: What, Why, & Where?, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

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

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

Packaging Processes and Requirements, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Packaging Processes and Requirements, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Flexible Packaging Prediction, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Flexible Packaging Prediction, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Sustainable Developments in Flexible Packaging, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Sustainable Developments in Flexible Packaging, 2009 Course on Packaging Solutions for Barrier Performance

Enhanced EVOH for Improved Orientability and Shrink - PVdC Alternative for High Barrier Meat & Cheese Packaging, 2010 PLACE Conference

Enhanced EVOH for Improved Orientability and Shrink - PVdC Alternative for High Barrier Meat & Cheese Packaging, 2010 PLACE Conference

Unusual Enhancement in Tear Properties of Single-Site LLDPE Blown Films at Higher Draw-Down Ratio, 2010 PLACE Conference

Unusual Enhancement in Tear Properties of Single-Site LLDPE Blown Films at Higher Draw-Down Ratio, 2010 PLACE Conference

How Packaging Contributes Positively to Sustainability, 2010 PLACE Conference

How Packaging Contributes Positively to Sustainability, 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

Styrene-Butadiene Copolymers in Low Shrink Force Shrink Film Applications, 2010 PLACE Conference

Styrene-Butadiene Copolymers in Low Shrink Force Shrink Film Applications, 2010 PLACE Conference

Green Technology For Barrier Coatings, 2010 PLACE Conference

Green Technology For Barrier Coatings, 2010 PLACE Conference