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 Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do.

The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do.

Laser Peening Prevents Fatigue and Stress Related Corrosion Failures, 2012 PLACE Conference

Laser Peening Prevents Fatigue and Stress Related Corrosion Failures, 2012 PLACE Conference

Box Compression for Copy Paper Boxes â?¢ Applying McKeeâ??s Formula, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Box Compression for Copy Paper Boxes • Applying McKee’s Formula, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Improving the effect of a nonoscale barrier coating on BOPP film properties by surface pretreatments, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Improving the effect of a nonoscale barrier coating on BOPP film properties by surface pretreatments, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

METHANOL PURIFICATION SYSTEM, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

METHANOL PURIFICATION SYSTEM, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Sustainable Adhesive Technologies for the Packaging Industry, 2012 PLACE Conference

Sustainable Adhesive Technologies for the Packaging Industry, 2012 PLACE Conference

Rheology based New Generation LDPE coating resin, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Rheology based New Generation LDPE coating resin, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

COEX BLOWN FILM DIES: New Development, 2012 PLACE Conference

COEX BLOWN FILM DIES: New Development, 2012 PLACE Conference

Optical Measurement of the Web Tension Profile, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Optical Measurement of the Web Tension Profile, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Renewable xylan-based barrier coating for packaging, 2012 PLACE Conference

Renewable xylan-based barrier coating for packaging, 2012 PLACE Conference

Optimizing High-Speed-Screws for Applications requiring high Melt Temperatures, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Optimizing High-Speed-Screws for Applications requiring high Melt Temperatures, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Biomass Boiler Optimization to Meet Boiler MACT CO Limits, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Biomass Boiler Optimization to Meet Boiler MACT CO Limits, 2012 TAPPI PEERS Conference

Unambiguous Conclusions of the Pamarco EFlo Extended Cell Shape Performance, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Unambiguous Conclusions of the Pamarco EFlo Extended Cell Shape Performance, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Local Defined Contact Heating in Thermoforming, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Local Defined Contact Heating in Thermoforming, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

ASSETTM: A Product Sustainability Stewardship Tool, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

ASSETTM: A Product Sustainability Stewardship Tool, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Modular concepts for PE décor coating and extursion lamination, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Modular concepts for PE décor coating and extursion lamination, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating & Laminating of Flexible Packaging, 2012 PLACE Conference

Extrusion Coating & Laminating of Flexible Packaging, 2012 PLACE Conference

Applied Web Handling and Winding Techniques Web and Roll Defects, 2012 PLACE Conference

Applied Web Handling and Winding Techniques Web and Roll Defects, 2012 PLACE Conference

New Low Density Polyethylene Products for Improved Throughput, 2012 PLACE Conference

New Low Density Polyethylene Products for Improved Throughput, 2012 PLACE Conference

Sub-micron coextrusion technology and application examples, 2012 PLACE Conference

Sub-micron coextrusion technology and application examples, 2012 PLACE Conference