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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Books
Cartons, Crates and Corrugated Board: Handbook of Paper and Wood Packaging Technology

Cartons, Crates and Corrugated Board: Handbook of Paper and Wood Packaging Technology

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

Standards
Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test), Test Method T 809 om-17

Flat crush of corrugating medium (CMT test), Test Method T 809 om-17

Standards
Impact Resistance of Fiberboard Shipping Containers, Test Method T 801 om-06 - WITHDRAWN

Impact Resistance of Fiberboard Shipping Containers, Test Method T 801 om-06 - WITHDRAWN

Technical information papers
Corrugated Caliper: Why is it so Important?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-04 (2001)

Corrugated Caliper: Why is it so Important?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-04 (2001)

Books
Normas y Metodos de Contenedores Corrugados (Spanish Corrugated Containers Test Methods)

Normas y Metodos de Contenedores Corrugados (Spanish Corrugated Containers Test Methods)

Videos
More Than a Box: Box Plant 101 - Video

More Than a Box: Box Plant 101 - Video

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
An Alternative Method for Designating Flute Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0302-04 (2001)

An Alternative Method for Designating Flute Sizes, Technical Information Paper TIP 0302-04 (2001)

Technical information papers
Starch Adhesive Preparation and Distribution Systems: Housekeeping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-06 (2002)

Starch Adhesive Preparation and Distribution Systems: Housekeeping, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-06 (2002)

Technical information papers
Troubleshooting a Glue Lap Problem, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-10 (2002)

Troubleshooting a Glue Lap Problem, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-10 (2002)

Technical information papers
Box plant quality measurement: why test?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-02 (2008)

Box plant quality measurement: why test?, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-02 (2008)

Technical information papers
Procedure for setting up a raw material trial on the corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-01 (2008)

Procedure for setting up a raw material trial on the corrugator, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-01 (2008)

Technical information papers
Cross direction warp in corrugated board, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-07 (2010)

Cross direction warp in corrugated board, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-07 (2010)

Technical information papers
Some questions and answers on gel temperatures and on the gel temperature test for corrugating adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-08 (2011)

Some questions and answers on gel temperatures and on the gel temperature test for corrugating adhesives, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-08 (2011)

Technical information papers
Checking the flute depth of corrugating rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-75 (2010)

Checking the flute depth of corrugating rolls, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-75 (2015)

Technical information papers
Installation, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-12 (2013)

Installation, Technical Information Paper TIP 0305-12 (2013)

Technical information papers
Critical properties to consider when unitizing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-72 (2008)

Critical properties to consider when unitizing, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-72 (2008)

Technical information papers
Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2012)

Corrugator bearing clearance checks and their impact, Technical Information Paper TIP 0304-47 (2012)