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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New Permanent ESD and Corrosion Resistant Reactive Barrier Packaging Material, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

New Permanent ESD and Corrosion Resistant Reactive Barrier Packaging Material, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Tackifying Oligomers for UV/EB Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Tackifying Oligomers for UV/EB Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

A New High Speed Sensor to Measure Thin Coatings on Metallic/Shiny Substrates, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

A New High Speed Sensor to Measure Thin Coatings on Metallic/Shiny Substrates, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Influence of Die Design and Extensional Rheology on the Onset of Wave Interfacial Instabilities in Coextrusion Flows, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Influence of Die Design and Extensional Rheology on the Onset of Wave Interfacial Instabilities in Coextrusion Flows, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

New Developments in Burner Design & Control for Surface Treaters, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

New Developments in Burner Design & Control for Surface Treaters, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

New Novel Oligomers Designed to Ease Formulating of UV/EB Laminating Adhesives, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

New Novel Oligomers Designed to Ease Formulating of UV/EB Laminating Adhesives, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Providing New Effects and Value for Plastics-Functionalization of Films Through the Use of Additives, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Providing New Effects and Value for Plastics-Functionalization of Films Through the Use of Additives, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Cast Embossed Film - Alternative Machine Designs to Enhance Film Properties, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Cast Embossed Film - Alternative Machine Designs to Enhance Film Properties, 2001 Polymers Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Edge Effects in Film Casting of Molten Polymers, 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Edge Effects in Film Casting of Molten Polymers, 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Measurement of Interfacial Instabilities During Coextrusion of LDPEâ??s in Flat Dies, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Measurement of Interfacial Instabilities During Coextrusion of LDPE’s in Flat Dies, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

ANSI Standards Combined with European Hazard Ranking Methods Provide Plastic Web processors with Powerful Tools for Enhancing..., 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

ANSI Standards Combined with European Hazard Ranking Methods Provide Plastic Web processors with Powerful Tools for Enhancing..., 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

A Systems Approach to Oxygen Scavenging Films, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

A Systems Approach to Oxygen Scavenging Films, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Consumer Units of Fresh Ground Beef and Other Beef Cuts, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Consumer Units of Fresh Ground Beef and Other Beef Cuts, 1996 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

The Effects of Electron Beam Processing on Polymeri Films, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium

The Effects of Electron Beam Processing on Polymeri Films, 2003 PLACE Conference & GLOBAL HOT MELT Symposium