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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Greenpac Mill LLC - North America's Newest Greenfield Paper Mill Startup-July 2013, PaperCon 2014

Greenpac Mill LLC - North America's Newest Greenfield Paper Mill Startup-July 2013, PaperCon 2014

Conference papers
2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

Books
The Future of Corrugated Board Packaging to 2015

The Future of Corrugated Board Packaging to 2015

Technical information papers
Maintenance on computer-assisted machinery, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-02 (2013)

Maintenance on computer-assisted machinery, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-02 (2013)

Technical information papers
Index and Introduction to Flexo Folder Gluer/Rotary Diecutter TIPs, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-04 (2006)

Index and Introduction to Flexo Folder Gluer/Rotary Diecutter TIPs, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-04 (2006)

Technical information papers
Techniques for running â??WRAâ? (water resistant starch adhesive), Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-46 (2008)

Techniques for running “WRA” (water resistant starch adhesive), Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-46 (2008)

Technical information papers
Identifying anilox roll volume measuring equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-15 (2012)

Identifying anilox roll volume measuring equipment, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-15 (2012)

Technical information papers
Extruded glue mechanism supplement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-43 (2007)

Extruded glue mechanism supplement, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-43 (2007)

Books
Corrugated Segmentation Study and Opportunity Assessment

Corrugated Segmentation Study and Opportunity Assessment

Books
Energy Opportunities in the North American Pulp and Paper Industry

Energy Opportunities in the North American Pulp and Paper Industry

Public outreach
Paper Recycling Poster

Paper Recycling Poster

Videos
Modelling and Simulation of the Electric Field and Particle Trajectories in Simultaneous Two-Sided Dry Surface Treatment of Paper, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Modelling and Simulation of the Electric Field and Particle Trajectories in Simultaneous Two-Sided Dry Surface Treatment of Paper, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Conference papers
Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD-ROM, 2009

Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD-ROM, 2009

Threats and Opportunities Facing Global Corrugated Industry, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Threats and Opportunities Facing Global Corrugated Industry, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference

Conference papers
2011 Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD

2011 Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD

Racing Toward Employee Engagement: From the Pit Crew to the Finish Line, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Racing Toward Employee Engagement: From the Pit Crew to the Finish Line, 2013 CorrExpo Conference

Journal articles
Developing the fastest corrugating medium machine, TAPPI JOU

Developing the fastest corrugating medium machine, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1995, Vol. 78(4)

Conference papers
Non-Wood Pulping Technology Update, 1993 China Paper Confere

Non-Wood Pulping Technology Update, 1993 China Paper Conference Proceedings

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - TIP 0306-08: "Withdrawn - Auto

Technical Information Paper - TIP 0306-08: "Withdrawn - Automatic Viscosity Controllers for Flexo Inks"

Technical information papers
Flat Mounting Techniques, Technical Information Paper TIP 03

Flat Mounting Techniques, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-19 - "Withdrawn"