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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F.S. Polyjoiner, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

F.S. Polyjoiner, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

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Plan Your Visit to the Best SuperCorrExpo Ever

Start making plans now for attending SuperCorrExpo 2016

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Have you heard? 2016 SuperCorrExpo® is filled with amazing activities you don’t want to miss

The 2016 TAPPI/AICC SuperCorrExpo® is just around the corner.

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Still Time to Register for SuperCorrExpo

Register for the largest exposition featuring working machinery for corrugated solutions providers and corrugated solution seekers in the Western Hemisphere.

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Deadline for CorrPak® Entries Approaching

Don’t miss your chance to win the CorrPak Competition this year at SuperCorrExpo 2016

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Ron Sasine Joins SuperCorrExpo® Panel of Keynote Speakers

Ron Sasine, principal of Hudson Windsor LLC and former senior director of packaging procurement at Walmart will be delivering one of the keynote speeches this year on Tuesday, October 18th, from 9:35-10:15 a.m. 

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What's Happening at SuperCorrExpo

The Expo kicked off its second day with Keynoter speaker, Ron Sasine, principal of Hudson Windsor LLC and former senior director of packaging procurement at Walmart, who gave his insights on the state of the industry 

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Time to get excited…2016 SuperCorrExpo® is Coming

Happening once every four years, SuperCorrExpo® is the place to view working machinery and innovations from every leading name in the industry.

Delivery of Color, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Delivery of Color, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Automatic â?¢ Centralized â?¢ Anilox Roll Cleaning, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Automatic • Centralized • Anilox Roll Cleaning, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

New Concepts - Machine - Products - Packaging Research in Dresden, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

New Concepts - Machine - Products - Packaging Research in Dresden, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

KleenPlate, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

KleenPlate, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Pin to Optimize Process, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Pin to Optimize Process, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Strategy Deployment â?¢ Hoshin Kanri Project Matrix, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Strategy Deployment • Hoshin Kanri Project Matrix, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Flute Sheld, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Flute Sheld, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Dust Capture Technology, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Dust Capture Technology, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Another Step Forward in Starch Consumption Savings, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Another Step Forward in Starch Consumption Savings, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Corrugator Glue Machine, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Corrugator Glue Machine, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Automatan AutoStak, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Automatan AutoStak, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Box Compression for Copy Paper Boxes â?¢ Applying McKeeâ??s Formula, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Box Compression for Copy Paper Boxes • Applying McKee’s Formula, 2013 CorrExpo Conference