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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Journal articles
Nanotechnology Functionality in Flexible Packaging; New Methods of Manufacturing, The PLACE, December 2006

Nanotechnology Functionality in Flexible Packaging; New Methods of Manufacturing, The PLACE, December 2006

Introduction to Layered Silicate Nanocomposites, 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Introduction to Layered Silicate Nanocomposites, 2000 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Nanolayer Polymeric Optical Films, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Nanolayer Polymeric Optical Films, 1991 Polymers, Laminations & Coatings Conference Proceedings

Conference papers
Nanotechnology Conference CD-ROM, 2006 TAPPI

Nanotechnology Conference CD-ROM, 2006 TAPPI

Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites: One Way to Improve the 11 Barrier Properties of Polymers Used in Packaging, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites: One Way to Improve the 11 Barrier Properties of Polymers Used in Packaging, 2002 PLACE Conference Proceedings

Nano-Biotechnology Changing the Challenge in Pulp and Paper Research, 2003 Fall Technical Conference

Nano-Biotechnology Changing the Challenge in Pulp and Paper Research, 2003 Fall Technical Conference

Polymer-Clay Nanocomposities: One Way to Improve the Barrier Properties of Degradable Polymers, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Polymer-Clay Nanocomposities: One Way to Improve the Barrier Properties of Degradable Polymers, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Bench-Scale Evaluation of Ultrafiltration and Nanofiltration Membranes For The Treatment Of A Kraft-Caustic Extraction Stage Effluent From A Softwood Lin, 1992 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Bench-Scale Evaluation of Ultrafiltration and Nanofiltration Membranes For The Treatment Of A Kraft-Caustic Extraction Stage Effluent From A Softwood Lin, 1992 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Polyamide Nanocomposites for Extrusion Coating Applications, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Polyamide Nanocomposites for Extrusion Coating Applications, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Case Histories of Two Large Nano-Filtration Systems Reclaiming Effluent from Pulp and Paper Mills for Reuse, 1995 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Case Histories of Two Large Nano-Filtration Systems Reclaiming Effluent from Pulp and Paper Mills for Reuse, 1995 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Luncheon Presentation: "Nanooptics: Illuminating Nanostructures, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Luncheon Presentation: "Nanooptics: Illuminating Nanostructures, 2009 International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry

Nanotechnology

The Nanotechnology Industry is focused on advancing the responsible and sustainable production and use of renewable nanomaterials.

Books
B2B Customer Insight: The Proven Path to Growth

B2B Customer Insight: The Proven Path to Growth

Effect of Nanoparticles in Wood Containing Furnishes: Part 2, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Effect of Nanoparticles in Wood Containing Furnishes: Part 2, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Nanotechnology in Practice: Improving Machine Performance in a Newsprint Mill, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Nanotechnology in Practice: Improving Machine Performance in a Newsprint Mill, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Effect Of Nanoparticles In Wood Containing Furnishes, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Effect Of Nanoparticles In Wood Containing Furnishes, 2002 Technology Summit Proceedings

Enhanced Composite Board Curing and Performance via Nano Clays, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical (1)

Enhanced Composite Board Curing and Performance via Nano Clays, 2004 Paper Summit, Spring Technical & International Environmental Conference, (including Papermakers; Process Control, Electrical & Information; Product & Product Quality)

Market reports
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TAPPI Industry Compensation Survey

A New Multi Component Organic/Inorganic System, the Path Forward for Microparticle Technology, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

A New Multi Component Organic/Inorganic System, the Path Forward for Microparticle Technology, 2003 Spring Technical Conference Proceedings

Market reports
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