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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Technical information papers
The edge crush test (ECT): its relationship to box compression and its derivation from containerboard edge stiffness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-09 (2014)

The edge crush test (ECT): its relationship to box compression and its derivation from containerboard edge stiffness, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-09 (2014)

Technical information papers
High density papers -- what are they?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-43 (2011)

High density papers -- what are they?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-43 (2011)

Technical information papers
Multiple-out rotary diecut stacking, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-47 (2011)

Multiple-out rotary diecut stacking, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-47 (2011)

Technical information papers
Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Procedure for Utilizing Statistical Control Techniques to Monitor the Tare Weight of a Run of Boxes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-35 (2003)

Technical information papers
The impact of doublebacker hot plate level on board quality and how to measure it, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-66 (2012)

The impact of doublebacker hot plate level on board quality and how to measure it, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-66 (2012)

Technical information papers
Ordering steel rule cutting dies, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-21 (2008)

Ordering steel rule cutting dies, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-21 (2008)

Technical information papers
How to prevent score cracking in a box plant, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-37 (2009)

How to prevent score cracking in a box plant, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-37 (2009)

Technical information papers
The need for planned maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-30 (2013)

The need for planned maintenance, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-30 (2013)

Technical information papers
Short-Run Statistical Process Control: A Basic Charting Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-70 (2006)

Short-Run Statistical Process Control: A Basic Charting Method, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-70 (2006)

Technical information papers
Purchase order, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-07 (2007)

Purchase order, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-07 (2007)

Technical information papers
High Vacuum Sheet Dewatering, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-60 (2002)

High vacuum sheet dewatering, Technical Information Paper TIP 0404-60 (2015)

Technical information papers
Common curtain coating problems: causes, detection, and correction, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-26 (2010)

Common curtain coating problems: causes, detection, and correction, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-26 (2010)

Technical information papers
Overview of the selection process for a laser engraved ceramic anilox roll, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-17 (2009)

Overview of the selection process for a laser engraved ceramic anilox roll, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-17 (2009)

Technical information papers
Suggestions for developing a box plant quality manual, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-49 (2011)

Suggestions for developing a box plant quality manual, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-49 (2011)

Technical information papers
Introduction to the flow chart, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-26 (2008)

Introduction to the flow chart, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-26 (2008)

Technical information papers
Splicer Defects and Cures, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-31 (2013)

Splicer Defects and Cures, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-31 (2013)

Technical information papers
Understanding wet strength: what are MRA, WRA, and WPA?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-69 (2017)

Understanding wet strength: what are MRA, WRA, and WPA?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-69 (2017)

Technical information papers
Counter Ejector Section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-44 (2007)

Counter Ejector Section, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-44 (2007)

Technical information papers
How to minimize rolling scores on lightweight and high-performance liners in diecutting operations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-64 (2011)

How to minimize rolling scores on lightweight and high-performance liners in diecutting operations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-64 (2011)

Technical information papers
Statistical Process Control of Starch Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-15 (2002)

Statistical Process Control of Starch Viscosity, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-15 (2002)