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
Fundamentals of Electrospinning & Electrospun Nanofibers

Fundamentals of Electrospinning & Electrospun Nanofibers

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Right Weight Packaging •Caliper and ECT are not what they used to be!, SuperCorrExpo 2016

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Panel Discussion on Right Weight PackagingIts Papers, Combin

Panel Discussion on Right Weight PackagingIts Papers, Combining, Converting and Testing, SuperCorrExpo 2016

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Creating Value from the Same Box, SuperCorrExpo 2016

Creating Value from the Same Box, SuperCorrExpo 2016

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UNLEASH POSSIBILITIES WITH HIGH SPEED DIGITAL, CorrExpo2017

UNLEASH POSSIBILITIES WITH HIGH SPEED DIGITAL, CorrExpo2017

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How to Maintain Productivity While Running High Graphics, Co

How to Maintain Productivity While Running High Graphics, CorrExpo2017

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Single Pass Roll-to-Roll Inkjet for Corrugated, CorrExpo2017

Single Pass Roll-to-Roll Inkjet for Corrugated, CorrExpo2017

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Upgrade to Spiral Top Belts for Higher Production Rates and

Upgrade to Spiral Top Belts for Higher Production Rates and Improved Box Quality, CorrExpo2017

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Technology Behind the Digital Magic, CorrExpo2017

Technology Behind the Digital Magic, CorrExpo2017

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High Graphics Operations, CorrExpo2017

High Graphics Operations, CorrExpo2017

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Corrugator for Optimal Digital Print - Is my corrugator capa

Corrugator for Optimal Digital Print - Is my corrugator capable of providing the quality sheet I need?, CorrExpo2017

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1500 FPM WHY NOT 2000, CorrExpo2017

1500 FPM WHY NOT 2000, CorrExpo2017

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Sales tools for Digital, CorrExpo2017

Sales tools for Digital, CorrExpo2017

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Reduce Waste by Taking a Proactive Approach to Corrugator Al

Reduce Waste by Taking a Proactive Approach to Corrugator Alignment, CorrExpo2017

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Adhesive Dispensing & Quality Assurance Systems, CorrExpo201

Adhesive Dispensing & Quality Assurance Systems, CorrExpo2017

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Vacuum Transfer and Dust Control, CorrExpo2017

Vacuum Transfer and Dust Control, CorrExpo2017

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SUN Inverted Spectrum Print Unit, CorrExpo2017

SUN Inverted Spectrum Print Unit, CorrExpo2017

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Direct Digital Printing on Corrugated, CorrExpo2017

Direct Digital Printing on Corrugated, CorrExpo2017

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Editorial: PEERS 2016 honors technical achievements, TAPPI J

Editorial: PEERS 2016 honors technical achievements, TAPPI JOURNAL September 2016

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Digital Printing Panel, CorrExpo2017

Digital Printing Panel, CorrExpo2017