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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High Nitrile Films (AMAB) for the Pharmaceutical Industry, 2005 European PLACE Conference

High Nitrile Films (AMAB) for the Pharmaceutical Industry, 2005 European PLACE Conference

Improving Supply Chain Dynamics in the Corrugator Sector, 2003 Corrugated Containers Conference

Improving Supply Chain Dynamics in the Corrugator Sector, 2003 Corrugated Containers Conference

Composting of By-Product Solids From the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Enviornmental Conference

Composting of By-Product Solids From the Pulp and Paper Industry, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Enviornmental Conference

Hybrid Poplar Plantations for the North American Pulp and Paper Industry - History and Future Outlook, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Hybrid Poplar Plantations for the North American Pulp and Paper Industry - History and Future Outlook, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

ECT Literature Review, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

ECT Literature Review, 2005 Corrugated Packaging Conference

Adaptable Biorefinery: Some Basic Economic Concepts to Guide Research Selection, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Adaptable Biorefinery: Some Basic Economic Concepts to Guide Research Selection, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

Retort Flexible Pouches: Selecting a Co-Packer, 2005 PLACE Conference

Retort Flexible Pouches: Selecting a Co-Packer, 2005 PLACE Conference

Absorption and Covalent Coupling of ATP Aptamers onto Cellulose, 2006 PLACE Conference

Absorption and Covalent Coupling of ATP Aptamers onto Cellulose, 2006 PLACE Conference

High Clarity Masterbatch: A New Technology for Improving the Clarity and Gloss of PE Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

High Clarity Masterbatch: A New Technology for Improving the Clarity and Gloss of PE Films, 2005 PLACE Conference

Introduction to Retort Pouch Technolgoy, 2005 PLACE Conference

Introduction to Retort Pouch Technolgoy, 2005 PLACE Conference

The Unique Performance of PVDV-A Proven Material Displays its Innovation Potential, 2006 PLACE Conference

The Unique Performance of PVDV-A Proven Material Displays its Innovation Potential, 2006 PLACE Conference

Fresh Cut Product Packaging: New Developments in PLA Films, 2006 PLACE Conference

Fresh Cut Product Packaging: New Developments in PLA Films, 2006 PLACE Conference

Advanced Aluminum Foil Products for Packaging Applications, 2005 PLACE Conference

Advanced Aluminum Foil Products for Packaging Applications, 2005 PLACE Conference

Non-Nuclear Gauging Alternatives Offer Enhanced Performance with Simplified Use, 2005 PLACE Conference

Non-Nuclear Gauging Alternatives Offer Enhanced Performance with Simplified Use, 2005 PLACE Conference

An Economic Value Model for Converters-Comparing the Total Cost of Metallized Film vs. Foil in Flexible Packages, 2006 PLACE Conference

An Economic Value Model for Converters-Comparing the Total Cost of Metallized Film vs. Foil in Flexible Packages, 2006 PLACE Conference

Effectiveness of Selected Antimicrobial Agents and Their Possible Commerical Implementation, 2006 PLACE Conference

Effectiveness of Selected Antimicrobial Agents and Their Possible Commerical Implementation, 2006 PLACE Conference

South America Outlook, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

South America Outlook, 2006 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Sympoisum

Trasinformative Thermographic Barcode Matrix That Archivally Monitors the Safety of Food, Drug, & Biological: A Fungible Line Item and Carton TTI Sentinel System, 2006 PLACE Conference

Trasinformative Thermographic Barcode Matrix That Archivally Monitors the Safety of Food, Drug, & Biological: A Fungible Line Item and Carton TTI Sentinel System, 2006 PLACE Conference

What is the Best Way to Process Clear Retort Pouches Through the Value Chain?, 2006 PLACE Conference

What is the Best Way to Process Clear Retort Pouches Through the Value Chain?, 2006 PLACE Conference

U.S. Hardwood Fiber Demand and Supply Situation: Globalization and Structural Change, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference

U.S. Hardwood Fiber Demand and Supply Situation: Globalization and Structural Change, 2005 Engineering, Pulping & Environmental Conference