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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Laminate Manufacturers Meet the Indoor Air Quality Challenge by Creating Low Emitting Products for High Performance Buildings, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Laminate Manufacturers Meet the Indoor Air Quality Challenge by Creating Low Emitting Products for High Performance Buildings, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Specifying Preimpregnated Papers for Colour and Covering Power, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Specifying Preimpregnated Papers for Colour and Covering Power, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Thermal Analysis of the Polymerization of Phenol Formaldehyde Resins, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Thermal Analysis of the Polymerization of Phenol Formaldehyde Resins, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Towards Consistency Of Melamine Formaldehyde Resin Production, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Towards Consistency Of Melamine Formaldehyde Resin Production, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Comparison of Lamination Processes, Decorative Saturating Paper, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Comparison of Lamination Processes, Decorative Saturating Paper, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Global Design Or Bust Global Influences & Comparisons for Laminated Surfaces, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Global Design Or Bust Global Influences & Comparisons for Laminated Surfaces, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Continuous Roll Laminating Opportunities, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Continuous Roll Laminating Opportunities, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Composite Panels & Laminates: An Inseparable Union, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Composite Panels & Laminates: An Inseparable Union, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Insights Concerning the Potential of Mill Effluents to Affect Fish Reproduction, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Insights Concerning the Potential of Mill Effluents to Affect Fish Reproduction, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Glueless Laminate Floors: Are They Sticking?, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Glueless Laminate Floors: Are They Sticking?, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Fire Growth Evaluation and Mechanical Properties of Seven Thermoset, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Fire Growth Evaluation and Mechanical Properties of Seven Thermoset, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Registered embossing for Laminate Floor Production, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Registered embossing for Laminate Floor Production, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

MACT Standards for Paper and Other Web Coatings Source Category, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

MACT Standards for Paper and Other Web Coatings Source Category, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Using Computer Technology to Control Accuracy of Dimensions in Laminate Flooring Manufacturing, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Using Computer Technology to Control Accuracy of Dimensions in Laminate Flooring Manufacturing, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Test Methods, Standards, and Specifications for Decorative Laminates, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Test Methods, Standards, and Specifications for Decorative Laminates, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Design Considerations For A New World, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Design Considerations For A New World, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Upgrading and Refurbishing Older Presses: Productivity Increase by Automatic Press Plate Handling, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Upgrading and Refurbishing Older Presses: Productivity Increase by Automatic Press Plate Handling, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

UV Powder Coating: An Emerging Coating Solution, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

UV Powder Coating: An Emerging Coating Solution, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Cutting of Thin and Thick Decorative and Industrial Laminates, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Cutting of Thin and Thick Decorative and Industrial Laminates, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Dimensional Stability of Particleboard and MDF for Use as Substrates for Lamination, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Dimensional Stability of Particleboard and MDF for Use as Substrates for Lamination, 2004 Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium