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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The case against oxidation as a primary factor for bonding a

The case against oxidation as a primary factor for bonding acid copolymers to foil, "the PLACE", December 2000

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The Effects of Corona and Flame Treatment

The Effects of Corona and Flame Treatment

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Creative problem solving, "the PLACE", December 2000

Creative problem solving, "the PLACE", December 2000

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Coextruded HMW-HDPE Film Structures with Improved Bubble Stability, The PLACE, December 2006

Coextruded HMW-HDPE Film Structures with Improved Bubble Stability, The PLACE, December 2006

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Clarifiers for Polypropylene Film, The PLACE, December 2006

Clarifiers for Polypropylene Film, The PLACE, December 2006

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New High Barrier Lidding Materials: Optimization Studies to Understand Seal Peel Characteristics to Different Consumer Cup Substrates

New High Barrier Lidding Materials: Optimization Studies to Understand Seal Peel Characteristics to Different Consumer Cup Substrates

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Don't Let Profits Go Up in Smoke: Modern Air Pollution Control Systems Reduce Energy Costs and Destroy Higher Levels of Air Pollutants

Don't Let Profits Go Up in Smoke: Modern Air Pollution Control Systems Reduce Energy Costs and Destroy Higher Levels of Air Pollutants

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Enhanced Economics of 100% Solids Adhesives, The PLACE, December 2006

Enhanced Economics of 100% Solids Adhesives, The PLACE, December 2006

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High clarity linear low density polyethylene for packaging applications, "the PLACE", May 2001

High clarity linear low density polyethylene for packaging applications, "the PLACE", May 2001

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The high initial strength with long open time reactive hot melt adhesive, "the PLACE", September 2001

The high initial strength with long open time reactive hot melt adhesive, "the PLACE", September 2001

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Electron beam curing in flexible packaging, "the PLACE", September 2001

Electron beam curing in flexible packaging, "the PLACE", September 2001

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EVOH in map (modified atmosphere packaging) for fresh meat and the effects of moisture on oxygen barrier of EVOH, "the PLACE", August 2002 - (264KB)

EVOH in map (modified atmosphere packaging) for fresh meat and the effects of moisture on oxygen barrier of EVOH, "the PLACE", August 2002 - (264KB)

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Makroplan method â?? a powerful tool for surface evaluation, "the PLACE", December 2002

Makroplan method – a powerful tool for surface evaluation, "the PLACE", December 2002

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Control of adhesion and removal of heat sealable tops on polymer containers, "the PLACE" January 2002

Control of adhesion and removal of heat sealable tops on polymer containers, "the PLACE" January 2002

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The influence of die design and extensional rheology on the onset of 'wave' interfacial instabilities in coextrusion flows, "the PLACE" January 2002

The influence of die design and extensional rheology on the onset of 'wave' interfacial instabilities in coextrusion flows, "the PLACE" January 2002

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New family of liquid crystal polymers expands applications in barrier packaging (327KB), "the PLACE" February 2002

New family of liquid crystal polymers expands applications in barrier packaging (327KB), "the PLACE" February 2002

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Effect of extrusion coating parameters on polyester adhesion - a line study - (209KB), "the PLACE"; February 2002

Effect of extrusion coating parameters on polyester adhesion - a line study - (209KB), "the PLACE" February 2002

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Use of oxygen scavengers in flexible packaging - an overview and case studies, "the PLACE", July 2002 (224KB)

Use of oxygen scavengers in flexible packaging - an overview and case studies, "the PLACE", July 2002 (224KB)

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Flexible packaging - an overview, "the PLACE", July 2002 (189KB)

Flexible packaging - an overview, "the PLACE", July 2002 (189KB)

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Understanding puncture resistance and perforation behaviour of packaging laminates (211KB), "the PLACE" June 2002

Understanding puncture resistance and perforation behaviour of packaging laminates (211KB), "the PLACE" June 2002