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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Expand Your Extrusion Coating Knowledge and Network

Expand Your Extrusion Coating Knowledge and NetworkTAPPI’s International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division is hosting their popular Extrusion Coating Course on August 14 – 16, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA at the Daytona Beach Hilton.

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Keeping in Good Company – the Perfect Extrusion Coating Course for All

Your competitors may be away on vacation, but you will gain a competitive edge by advancing your extrusion coating education. Join your peers in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida for the TAPPI Extrusion Coating Course on August 14 – 16 where you will be in good company with premier industry organizations.  

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It’s All About Substance in This Extrusion Coating Course

Don’t miss out on the plethora of topics at the TAPPI International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division’s Extrusion Coating Course scheduled for August in Daytona Beach. Equipment technology, best practices for extrusion coating applications, and networking with experts and peers makes this course a “Must Attend” event of the year.

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Prominent Flexible Packaging Experts to Speak at Conference

Hear a brand owner’s perspective on material selection and consumer messaging, and learn about how supplier innovation is delivering sustainability solutions across the supply chain at TAPPI’s 2018 International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, April 22-25.

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Nano 2018: Call for Abstracts Now Open

Share your latest technical developments and applications of renewable nanomaterials. Submission deadline is 1 December 2017.

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Attending Nano 2018: What's in it for me?

The International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, co-located with the Forest Products Society’s 72nd International Convention, is less than four weeks away. Check out who's attending and find out why it's an event you can't miss!

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Registration Open for Comprehensive 3-Day Extrusion Coating Course

Reserve your seat for the TAPPI International Flexible Packaging & Extrusion Division’s Extrusion Coating Course taking place August 14-16 in Daytona Beach, FL.

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Get to Know Your Corrugator

Our Best Practices on the Corrugator Course will help  ensure your corrugator is running at optimum efficiency and putting out top-quality product with less waste.


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Are your plans set for St. Petersburg yet?

Register now for the most comprehensive pulp and paper technology overview course in the industry: Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology

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Three Industry Experts to Keynote Nano 2017

Executives from CelluForce, FPInnovations, Canadian Forest Service will offer insights into the future of cellulosic nanomaterials

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Focused on Nanotechnology Innovation?

With diverse applications areas such as barriers for coating paper and board, lightweighting composites, and super-absorbent foams — industry leaders from around the world come to see technology innovation at TAPPI Nano 2018. Get your company noticed with a tabletop exhibit or sponsorship.

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Measure and Control Production of Your Cellulose Nanomaterials

Attend a full day of technical sessions focusing on these and more at Nano 2017

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Digital Graphics: The Hot Topic at CorrExpo 2017

Covering a wide range of today's digital topics and more than 115 exhibits,  CorrExpo offers leading technical content,  hands-on interactive experiences and product demonstrations.

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Last Chance to Put Safety First

Haven’t registered for PPSA’s 75th Annual Safety Conference? Then you may be missing your best chance to put cutting-edge pulp and paper safety info first on your corporate knowledge bucket list.

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Your Steps to Kraft Recovery Training

New instructors.  New topics.  Open doors to the Kraft Recovery Operations Course.

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Nonwovens Professionals Register for NETInc 2017

Be part of the most important gathering of Nonwovens Professionals in the industry. Register for NETInc 2017 and take advantage of this opportunity to network with industry leaders and further your career.

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Cellulose Nanocomposites Workshop

Gain an overview of cellulose nanomaterials and nanocomposites at the Cellulose Nanocomposites Workshop, May 16th.

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A Sticky Matter That’s Good on the Surface

A Sticky Matter That’s Good on the SurfaceThis May, TAPPI, in partnership with ITW Pillar Technologies, will present a training workshop for those who supervise, operate, or maintain surface treatment systems. Attendees will gain a basic to intermediate understanding of

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IDCON Launches Fall Events

Build skills and network with your peers in reliability and maintenance.

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Minimize Tissue Converting Bottlenecks

Learn about an innovative tool called the Tissue Plant Layout Simulator (PLS) at our Tissue Converting System and Analysis course.