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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Using DNA to Prevent Counterfeiting and Product Diversion, 2007 PLACE Conference

Using DNA to Prevent Counterfeiting and Product Diversion, 2007 PLACE Conference

One-Side Clear Active Barrier Packaging for Moisture Sensitive Medical Devices, 2007 PLACE Conference

One-Side Clear Active Barrier Packaging for Moisture Sensitive Medical Devices, 2007 PLACE Conference

UNDERSTANDING WHY ADHESION IN EXTRUSION COATING DECREASES WITH DIMINISHING COATING THICKNESS, PART III: ANALYSIS OF PEEL TEST, 2007 PLACE Conference

UNDERSTANDING WHY ADHESION IN EXTRUSION COATING DECREASES WITH DIMINISHING COATING THICKNESS, PART III: ANALYSIS OF PEEL TEST, 2007 PLACE Conference

Some of the Important Design Requirements of a Machine Direction Orientor (MDO) Machine, 2007 PLACE Conference

Some of the Important Design Requirements of a Machine Direction Orientor (MDO) Machine, 2007 PLACE Conference

HACCP-Have You Checked Your Hazard Analysis Lately?, 2007 PLACE Conference

HACCP-Have You Checked Your Hazard Analysis Lately?, 2007 PLACE Conference

A NOVEL NUCLEATING AGENT FOR POLYETHYLENE, 2007 PLACE Conference

A NOVEL NUCLEATING AGENT FOR POLYETHYLENE, 2007 PLACE Conference

USE OF DIMENSIONLESS NUMBERS IN ANALYZING MELT FLOW AND MELT COOLING PROCESSES, 2007 PLACE Conference

USE OF DIMENSIONLESS NUMBERS IN ANALYZING MELT FLOW AND MELT COOLING PROCESSES, 2007 PLACE Conference

Additives PrimerBlown Films, Cast Films & Extrusion Coating, 2007 PLACE Conference

Additives PrimerBlown Films, Cast Films & Extrusion Coating, 2007 PLACE Conference

Optimizing the Shear Slitting Process Summary, 2007 PLACE Conference

Optimizing the Shear Slitting Process Summary, 2007 PLACE Conference

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Issues, 2007 PLACE Conference

Troubleshooting Corona Treatment Issues, 2007 PLACE Conference

The Theory and Practiceof Extruder System Purging, 2007 PLACE Conference

The Theory and Practiceof Extruder System Purging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Case Studies for Improved Sustainability in Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Case Studies for Improved Sustainability in Packaging, 2007 PLACE Conference

Solving Adhesion and Die Buildup Problems in Extrusion Coating, 2007 PLACE Conference

Solving Adhesion and Die Buildup Problems in Extrusion Coating, 2007 PLACE Conference

Basics of Web Tension Control Summar, 2007 PLACE Conference

Basics of Web Tension Control Summar, 2007 PLACE Conference

Control of Dispersed Polymer Domain Size Formation in Melt Processing, 2007 PLACE Conference

Control of Dispersed Polymer Domain Size Formation in Melt Processing, 2007 PLACE Conference

New Transparent High-Barrier Film for Advanced Retort Applications, 2007 PLACE Conference

New Transparent High-Barrier Film for Advanced Retort Applications, 2007 PLACE Conference

Barrier Coatings of Bio Films, 2007 PLACE Conference

Barrier Coatings of Bio Films, 2007 PLACE Conference

General Overview of Overt & Covert Security features for Brand Protection in Inks and Coatings, 2007 PLACE Conference

General Overview of Overt & Covert Security features for Brand Protection in Inks and Coatings, 2007 PLACE Conference

What We Know (That Just Isnâ??t So) - Myth Busting in Web Handling, 2007 PLACE Conference

What We Know (That Just Isn’t So) - Myth Busting in Web Handling, 2007 PLACE Conference

Extrusion-Lamination of Flexible High Barrier Laminates, 2007 European PLACE Conference

Extrusion-Lamination of Flexible High Barrier Laminates, 2007 European PLACE Conference