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

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TAPPI News
Flexible Packaging Training Unwrapped

Covering the latest tips, techniques, and technologies from industry experts, the TAPPI Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Course will take place in Savannah this March.

TAPPI News
Not Just a Surface-Level Extrusion Course

Not Just a Surface Level Extrusion CourseThere’s real depth in the content of year’s TAPPI International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division Extrusion Coating Course to be held August 14 – 16, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA at the Daytona

Why Follow When You Can Lead in the Flexible Packaging Arena?

Get on the right track to discovering industry innovations and consumer packaging preferences at the one-stop shop for flexible packaging professionals – from suppliers to brand owners – at TAPPI’s 2018 International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference.

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Keeping in Good Company – the Perfect Extrusion Coating Course for All

Your competitors may be away on vacation, but you will gain a competitive edge by advancing your extrusion coating education. Join your peers in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida for the TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course on August 14 – 16 where you will be in good company with premier industry organizations.  

TAPPI News
Be Present…In Good Company

While your competitors are vacationing this summer, gain a competitive edge by advancing your extrusion coating education. Join your peers in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida for the TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course on August 14 – 16 where you will be in good company with premier industry organizations.

TAPPI News
A Sticky Matter That’s Good on the Surface

A Sticky Matter That’s Good on the SurfaceThis May, TAPPI, in partnership with ITW Pillar Technologies, will present a training workshop for those who supervise, operate, or maintain surface treatment systems. Attendees will gain a basic to intermediate understanding of

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Top-Notch Training in Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Planned for March

Top Notch Training in Blown and Cast Film Extrusion Planned for MarchBack by popular demand, TAPPI is presenting a special flexible packaging training opportunity covering the entire process from pellets through packaging. Revamped to meet today’s specific growing technological needs,

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Explore New Trends. Encounter Industry Professionals. Expand Your Extrusion Knowledge.

Explore New Trends. Encounter Industry Professionals. Expand Your Extrusion Knowledge.Turn the tide on your extrusion coating concerns and expand your knowledge of the industry at this year’s TAPPI International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division Extrusion Coating Course scheduled for August

Journal articles
Reactive barrier films, "the PLACE", September 2000

Reactive barrier films, "the PLACE", September 2000

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ATR spectroscopy â?? a tool to characterize surfaces, "the PLACE", April 2003, (282KB)

ATR spectroscopy – a tool to characterize surfaces, "the PLACE", April 2003, (282KB)

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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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Characterization and converting of dispersion and extrusion coated hd-papers, "the PLACE", May 2003 (710KB)

Characterization and converting of dispersion and extrusion coated hd-papers, "the PLACE", May 2003 (710KB)

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Adhesion of coatings to aluminium foil â?? a sticky issue, "the PLACE", September 2003 (1096KB)

Adhesion of coatings to aluminium foil – a sticky issue, "the PLACE", September 2003 (1096KB)

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Cast film lines for barrier film, "the PLACE", November 2003

Cast film lines for barrier film, "the PLACE", November 2003

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Discoloration resistant polyolefin films (328KB), "the PLACE" May 2002

Discoloration resistant polyolefin films (328KB), "the PLACE" May 2002

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Modeling and measuring the bending stiffness of flexible packaging materials (197KB), "the PLACE" March 2002

Modeling and measuring the bending stiffness of flexible packaging materials (197KB), "the PLACE" March 2002

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Thermal lamination of ink jet matte papers (236KB), "the PLACE" May 2002

Thermal lamination of ink jet matte papers (236KB), "the PLACE" May 2002

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Contact mechanics and the science of pressure sensitive adhesion, "the PLACE", September 2002 (224KB)

Contact mechanics and the science of pressure sensitive adhesion, "the PLACE", September 2002 (224KB)

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Optical haze properties of polyethylene blown films: part 1 - surface versus bulk structural considerations (1313KB), "the PLACE" March 2002

Optical haze properties of polyethylene blown films: part 1 - surface versus bulk structural considerations (1313KB), "the PLACE" March 2002

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Analysis of film extrusion problems with flow simulation, "the PLACE", October 2004 (722KB)

Analysis of film extrusion problems with flow simulation, "the PLACE", October 2004 (722KB)