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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Quality Checkpoints and Seasonal Adjustments, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Quality Checkpoints and Seasonal Adjustments, 2009 Corrugated Conference

United Vanguard, 2009 Corrugated Conference

United Vanguard, 2009 Corrugated Conference

How to Prepare Your Plant for the Economic Recovery (Converting Department), 2009 Corrugated Conference

How to Prepare Your Plant for the Economic Recovery (Converting Department), 2009 Corrugated Conference

MHI's PASER Single Facer Troubleshooting 101, 2009 Corrugated Conference

MHI's PASER Single Facer Troubleshooting 101, 2009 Corrugated Conference

R U Ready 4 Recovery?, 2009 Corrugated Conference

R U Ready 4 Recovery?, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Can High Output and Low Energy Consumption be married?, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Can High Output and Low Energy Consumption be married?, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Effect Of Time, Temperature, And Draw Down On Interlayer Peel Strength During Coextrusion Coating, Film Casting and Film Blowing, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposiu

Effect Of Time, Temperature, And Draw Down On Interlayer Peel Strength During Coextrusion Coating, Film Casting and Film Blowing, 2009 Flexible Packaging - Trends & Technology Development Symposium

Books
The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

The 8 Greatest Mistakes New Managers Make

Itâ??s not easy being (truly) green, PaperCon '09 Conference

It’s not easy being (truly) green, PaperCon '09 Conference

New Dry Strength Technology for Weight Reduction in Packaging Grades, PaperCon 2010 Conference

New Dry Strength Technology for Weight Reduction in Packaging Grades, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Recognizing When to Replace Your Cutting Dies, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

Recognizing When to Replace Your Cutting Dies, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

Consolidate Waste Reporting, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

Consolidate Waste Reporting, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

A Vision for Corrugated, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

A Vision for Corrugated, 2011 CorrExpo Exhibit

Do Good. Do Well. Win., 2009 Corrugated Conference

Do Good. Do Well. Win., 2009 Corrugated Conference

Corrugated and Sustainability, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Corrugated and Sustainability, 2009 Corrugated Conference

OSHA and the Loading Dock, Do You Have ALL Your Bases Covered?, 2009 Corrugated Conference

OSHA and the Loading Dock, Do You Have ALL Your Bases Covered?, 2009 Corrugated Conference

Books
The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover

The World of Market Pulp - Soft Cover

2009 SafetyFirst DVD - English Version

2009 SafetyFirst DVD - English Version

Books
Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success

Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success