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 [email protected]. 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

Showing 1–20 of 2823 results

Filters

Collections

Content Type

Industry

Topics

Publications

Conferences

Committees

Event Type

Level of Knowledge

Books
How to Write What People Like to Read

How to Write What People Like to Read

International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division

175 flex logo  

International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division

 

Books
Finishing - Papermaking Part 3

Papermaking Part 3, Finishing

Books
Printing Fundamentals

Printing Fundamentals

Courses
Corona & Atmospheric Plasma 101 Course

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of corona and plasma treatment, and what treatment system adjustments can be made to improve surface treatment and adhesion outcomes. Combining formal classroom training and hands-on experience, attendees will learn how to apply the latest surface treatment technologies to improve adhesion and product performance.

Flexible Packaging

The Flexible Packaging Industry serves packaging professionals in all areas of the supply chain from converters to consumer products companies. 

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Using LCA to Evaluate the Environmental Foot Print of Laminate Products, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Using LCA to Evaluate the Environmental Foot Print of Laminate Products, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Webinars
The Benefits of People Development ROE ROI or Both

This webinar describes ways to assess the impact of workforce development and how alignment with organizational success can be achieved.

Economic Benefits of Utilizing MDO Films in Flexible Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Economic Benefits of Utilizing MDO Films in Flexible Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Active Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Active Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Webinars
Evaluation of LLDPE Sealants and Structures for Ultrasonic Sealing

Ultrasonic sealing is an emerging technology that offers potential cost savings to flexible packaging converters through increased line speeds, narrower seals and reduced leakers. Most polyethylenes, coextruded films or laminates that can be conductive or heat sealed can also be ultrasonically welded. However, the mechanical forces required in ultrasonic sealing can weaken films. 

Webinars
Process Melt Temperature Measurement & Improvement in Extrusion Coating and Laminating

This webinar is brought to you by the International Flexible Packaging Division

 

Webinars
Corona and Plasma Surface Treatments The Opportunities

This webinar addresses the roots of surface treatment challenges for polymeric, metallic, and composite materials, and identifies the corona and plasma treatment mechanisms which overcome those challenges. Corona discharges and Atmospheric pressure plasmas are valuable tools for the surface treatment of materials prior to printing, laminating, coating, painting, bonding, and other applications.

Webinars
Optimizing Time in the Air Gap in Extrusion Coating for Improved Adhesion

This webinar explores adhesion through oxidation, in the extrusion coating process, and how Time in the Air Gap (TIAG) affects adhesion for extrusion coating primed and unprimed paper and film.

An Overview of Recent Changes and Developments in the Food Contact Legislation in Europe, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

An Overview of Recent Changes and Developments in the Food Contact Legislation in Europe, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Stretch Film Winding - Environmental and Economic Factors, 2010 PLACE Conference

Stretch Film Winding - Environmental and Economic Factors, 2010 PLACE Conference

The Importance of Thermal Transfer and Heat Retention in Designing Thermoformable Coextruded Film Structures, 2010 PLACE Conference

The Importance of Thermal Transfer and Heat Retention in Designing Thermoformable Coextruded Film Structures, 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

Michem® Flex P Water Based Extrusion Coating Primers: Primed Aluminum Foil to Extrusion Coated LDPE, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Michem® Flex P Water Based Extrusion Coating Primers: Primed Aluminum Foil to Extrusion Coated LDPE, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

UV/EB Equipment for Printing & Packaging Applications, 2010 PLACE Conference

UV/EB Equipment for Printing & Packaging Applications, 2010 PLACE Conference