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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Webinars
It's not a question of IF: Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging

This webinar is presented by Kevin Karstedt, Jeff Wettersten and introduced by Cory Francer. 

Events
2018 Corrugated Week

Join us for 2018 Corrugated Week in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Events
Scholarships

Each year, TAPPI is proud to offer multiple scholarship opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students in the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and related industries. The deadline to submit applications for all Technical Division scholarships is February 15 for the following academic year.

Webinars
It's not a question of IF: Digital Printing for Corrugated Packaging Part II

This webinar is presented by Kevin Karstedt, Jeff Wettersten and introduced by Cory Francer. 

Corrugated Packaging

 Corrugated Packaging logo

Corrugated Packaging 

Corrugated Packaging Past Award Winners

Division Technical Award and Harry J. Bettendorf Prize

Corrugated Division Committees

Corrugated Board Technical Service Committee  This committee of the Corrugated Packaging Division provides technical assistance to mills, container plants, and box customers in resolving board and container problems by promoting information exchange and communication between all elements of the

Magazine articles
1995 looks good for corrugated and solid-fiber box production and folding paperboard boxes, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1995, Vol. 78(4)

1995 looks good for corrugated and solid-fiber box production and folding paperboard boxes, TAPPI JOURNAL, April 1995, Vol. 78(4)

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

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
2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

2013 Corrugated Conference Proceedings Flash Drive

Conference papers
2011 Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD

2011 Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD

Conference papers
Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD-ROM, 2009

Corrugated Conference Proceedings CD-ROM, 2009

Technical information papers
Green Peel Bond Test at the Corrugator, Technical Informatio

Green Peel Bond Test at the Corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-27 (2003) - Withdrawn as a TIP, but revised as new Useful Method UM 822

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

Flat Mounting Techniques, Technical Information Paper TIP 0306-19 - "Withdrawn"

Technical information papers
Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0304-55: "Corr

Technical Information Paper - Withdrawn - TIP 0304-55: "Corrugated Boxplant - List of Potential Hazards"

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
Technical Information Paper - TIP 0305-01: "Withdrawn - A Tw

Technical Information Paper - TIP 0305-01: "Withdrawn - A Two-Minute Lesson in Computers"

Technical information papers
Common operating problems and probable solutions: Introducti

Common operating problems and probable solutions: Introduction, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-36 WITHDRAWN

Public outreach
Why Recycle?

Why Recycle?