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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Optical Measurement of the Web Tension Profile, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference(1)

Optical Measurement of the Web Tension Profile, 14th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

New Process for Coatings with Slot Dies,13th TAPPI EUROPLACE

New Process for Coatings with Slot Dies, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Environmental Impacts of Packaging and Packaged Food - Role

Environmental Impacts of Packaging and Packaged Food - Role of Packaging, 13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Protection of dry food by using Polyamide

Protection of dry food by using Polyamide, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Tampere University of Technology

Tampere University of Technology, Department of Materials Science Paper Converting and Packaging Technology, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Lightweighted Coextruded High Barrier Films for Food Packagi

Lightweighted Coextruded High Barrier Films for Food Packaging Applications made with the Triple Bubble® Process, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Integrity of Ultrasonically Sealed Pouches

Integrity of Ultrasonically Sealed Pouches, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Film on Foil or Foil on Film?

Film on Foil or Foil on Film?, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Improving the Effect of a Nanoscale Barrier Coating on BOPP

Improving the Effect of a Nanoscale Barrier Coating on BOPP Film Properties: Influence of Substrate Contamination, Web Handling and Pretreatments, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Pretreatments and their durability in extrusion coated produ

Pretreatments and their durability in extrusion coated products, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Die build up issues in extrusion-Tailor made fluoropolymers

Die build up issues in extrusion-Tailor made fluoropolymers as a useful and efficient processing aids, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Advantages of Butt Splicing in Extrusion Coating(1)

Advantages of Butt Splicing in Extrusion Coating, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Advantages of Butt Splicing in Extrusion Coating

Advantages of Butt Splicing in Extrusion Coating, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Aluminium foil and extrusion coating •Latest news about an o

Aluminium foil and extrusion coating •Latest news about an old couple from the Old World, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Barrier Characteristics of Metallized PET on top of Print

Barrier Characteristics of Metallized PET on top of Print, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

INVESTIGATION OF THE STABILITY OF A POLYMER COATING PROCESS

INVESTIGATION OF THE STABILITY OF A POLYMER COATING PROCESS, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Formulation of an antimicrobial coating containing Nisaplin®

Formulation of an antimicrobial coating containing Nisaplin® intended for large scale production and inhibition of spoilage microorganisms, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

A REVIEW OF COEXTRUSION TECHNOLOGY FOR FLEXIBLE PACKAGING

A REVIEW OF COEXTRUSION TECHNOLOGY FOR FLEXIBLE PACKAGING, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Diode Laser Transmission Joining for Films

Diode Laser Transmission Joining for Films, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference

Improved Measurement of Oxygen and Water Vapor Barriers

Improved Measurement of Oxygen and Water Vapor Barriers, 2015 TAPPI European PLACE Conference