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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Conference papers
2012 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Print only

2012 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings, Print only

Analysis of Porosity Distribution in Coating Layers, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Analysis of Porosity Distribution in Coating Layers, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Effect of Surface Binder Content on Print Density and Ink Receptivity of Coated Paper, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Effect of Surface Binder Content on Print Density and Ink Receptivity of Coated Paper, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

On the Theory of Blade Coating, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

On the Theory of Blade Coating, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Modelling Coating Structure Development: Monte-Carlo Deposition of Particles with Irregular Shapes, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Modelling Coating Structure Development: Monte-Carlo Deposition of Particles with Irregular Shapes, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Effects of Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Ethyl(Hydroxyethyl) Cellulose on Surface Structure of Coatings Drawn Down From Polystyrene Suspensions, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Effects of Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Ethyl(Hydroxyethyl) Cellulose on Surface Structure of Coatings Drawn Down From Polystyrene Suspensions, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Laboratory Waterless Ink Transfer Evaluation for Coated Papers Using the Prufbau Printability Tester, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Laboratory Waterless Ink Transfer Evaluation for Coated Papers Using the Prufbau Printability Tester, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Influence of Pigment Size on Wet Ink Gloss Development, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Influence of Pigment Size on Wet Ink Gloss Development, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Thermomechanical Properties of the Polymer Binder Affecting the Processability, Structure and Properties of Dry Surface Treated Papers, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Thermomechanical Properties of the Polymer Binder Affecting the Processability, Structure and Properties of Dry Surface Treated Papers, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Slip Rheology of Coating Colors Containing Calcium Carbonate Pigments with Narrow Particle Size Distributions, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Slip Rheology of Coating Colors Containing Calcium Carbonate Pigments with Narrow Particle Size Distributions, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Relaxation-Induced Dilatancy in Separable Visco-Elastic Suspensions: Preposing a Novel Rheological Phenomenon, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Relaxation-Induced Dilatancy in Separable Visco-Elastic Suspensions: Preposing a Novel Rheological Phenomenon, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Influence of Drying Temperature on the Morphology of Latex at the Surface of Pigments â?¢ Consequences on the Paper Properties, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Influence of Drying Temperature on the Morphology of Latex at the Surface of Pigments • Consequences on the Paper Properties, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

HOW LATEX DISTRIBUTION IS AFFECTED BY CHANGES IN COATING STRUCTURE â?¢RESULTS FROM A PILOT STUDY, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

HOW LATEX DISTRIBUTION IS AFFECTED BY CHANGES IN COATING STRUCTURE •RESULTS FROM A PILOT STUDY, 2008 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Coating Layer Microstructure and Location of Binder â?¢ Results from SEM Analysis, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Coating Layer Microstructure and Location of Binder • Results from SEM Analysis, 2006 TAPPI Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium

Surface Tension Driven Leveling of Spray Droplets, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Surface Tension Driven Leveling of Spray Droplets, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Coating Pore Structure Change After Printing, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Coating Pore Structure Change After Printing, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Fundamentals and Practical Experiments of Heat Transfer in Calenders, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Fundamentals and Practical Experiments of Heat Transfer in Calenders, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Rheological Measurement Techniques for Coating Colors, with Reference to Runnability, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Rheological Measurement Techniques for Coating Colors, with Reference to Runnability, 1997 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Review of Techniques for Characterizing Paper Coating Surfaces, Structures and Printability, 1995 Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Review of Techniques for Characterizing Paper Coating Surfaces, Structures and Printability, 1995 Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Coating Shrinkage During Evaporation: Observation, Measurement and Modelling within a Network Structure, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings

Coating Shrinkage During Evaporation: Observation, Measurement and Modelling within a Network Structure, 2003 Advanced Coating Fundamentals Symposium Proceedings