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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Makroplan Method â?? A Powerful Tool for Surface Evaluation, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Makroplan Method – A Powerful Tool for Surface Evaluation, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

ATR Spectroscopy â?? A Tool to Characterize Surfaces, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

ATR Spectroscopy – A Tool to Characterize Surfaces, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Phenolic Resins, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Phenolic Resins, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Performance Testing of High Pressure Decorative Paper Laminates - Nema Ld 3 (2000), 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Performance Testing of High Pressure Decorative Paper Laminates - Nema Ld 3 (2000), 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

The Panel Surfacing Business â?? A Global Perspective, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

The Panel Surfacing Business – A Global Perspective, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Bioxide® Improves Air Quality, Controls Odors & Corrosive Gas Generation in Dewatered Sludge, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

Bioxide® Improves Air Quality, Controls Odors & Corrosive Gas Generation in Dewatered Sludge, 2002 Environmental Conference Proceedings

High Pressure Decorative Laminates, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

High Pressure Decorative Laminates, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

An Overview of Laminate Flooring, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

An Overview of Laminate Flooring, 2002 Decorative and Industrial Laminates Symposium

Guide for Green Office Furniture, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Guide for Green Office Furniture, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Advancing the Wood-Based Decorative Surfacing Industry: CPA Initiatives and Industry Challenges, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Advancing the Wood-Based Decorative Surfacing Industry: CPA Initiatives and Industry Challenges, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

The History of Decorative High Pressure Laminates, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

The History of Decorative High Pressure Laminates, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Paper Treating for Laminate Flooring, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Paper Treating for Laminate Flooring, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Backing Technology for Laminate Flooring Applications, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Backing Technology for Laminate Flooring Applications, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Biological Treatment of Specialty Paper Mill Effluent, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Biological Treatment of Specialty Paper Mill Effluent, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Oriented Polypropylene Films, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Oriented Polypropylene Films, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

US and International Standards for High Pressure Decorative Laminate, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

US and International Standards for High Pressure Decorative Laminate, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

CPA CARB Certification, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

CPA CARB Certification, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Lightweight Honeycomb Panels, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Lightweight Honeycomb Panels, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Digital Printing onto Wood Based Panels, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Digital Printing onto Wood Based Panels, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Flooring Design Trends, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium

Flooring Design Trends, 2008 TAPPI Decorative & Industrial Laminates Symposium