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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Polymer Coating of Paper Using Dry Surface Treatment - Coating Structure and Performance, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Polymer Coating of Paper Using Dry Surface Treatment - Coating Structure and Performance, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Producing Co-Extruded High Barrier Heat Shrinkable Packaging Films, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Producing Co-Extruded High Barrier Heat Shrinkable Packaging Films, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Investigation of the Coextrusion Flow Stability in Flat Dies for Different Batches of the Same Polymer, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Investigation of the Coextrusion Flow Stability in Flat Dies for Different Batches of the Same Polymer, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Polyester Co-Extrusion on Steel; Adhesion and Sterilisation Behaviour, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Polyester Co-Extrusion on Steel; Adhesion and Sterilisation Behaviour, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Aspects of Cooling Roll Technology for Extrusion Coating & Lamination, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Aspects of Cooling Roll Technology for Extrusion Coating & Lamination, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Fundamental Concepts and Recent Trends in Screw Design, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Fundamental Concepts and Recent Trends in Screw Design, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

New Surface - Polishing and Pinning Method for Film and Laminate, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

New Surface - Polishing and Pinning Method for Film and Laminate, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Simultaneous Bi-Axial Orientation of Films by the Double Bubble Process: Some Recent Development and New Products, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Simultaneous Bi-Axial Orientation of Films by the Double Bubble Process: Some Recent Development and New Products, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Flat Die Design for Conical Extruders, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Flat Die Design for Conical Extruders, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Processing and Converting of Vacuum Coated Inorganic Barrier Films, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Processing and Converting of Vacuum Coated Inorganic Barrier Films, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Extrusion Coating as an Effective Method of Coating and Laminating, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Extrusion Coating as an Effective Method of Coating and Laminating, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Cast Film Lines for Barrier Film, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Cast Film Lines for Barrier Film, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Fundamentals of Flame Plasma Surface Treating, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Fundamentals of Flame Plasma Surface Treating, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

New Solutions in Coextrusion, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

New Solutions in Coextrusion, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Influence of Extrusion Unit and Laminator on the Quality of the Extrusion Coating Process, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Influence of Extrusion Unit and Laminator on the Quality of the Extrusion Coating Process, 2003 European PLACE Conference Proceedings

Overview of European Polyester Film Market Detailing New Developments in the Area of Extrusion Lamination and Other Specialist Films, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Overview of European Polyester Film Market Detailing New Developments in the Area of Extrusion Lamination and Other Specialist Films, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Packaging - Essential Requirements and Compliance With the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Packaging - Essential Requirements and Compliance With the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Polyethylene Technology in Extrusion Coating, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Polyethylene Technology in Extrusion Coating, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Update in Cast Film & MDO Machinery, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Update in Cast Film & MDO Machinery, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Corona, Ozone, and Flame Treaters for Extrusion Coating Lines, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings

Corona, Ozone, and Flame Treaters for Extrusion Coating Lines, 2001 European PLC Conference Proceedings